University Briefs

By Graham Cook

BYU student turned away from exam for wearing skinny jeans

Rachel Vermillion was recently refused access to her final exam for wearing form-fitting skinny jeans. Brigham Young University is owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints, and has a dress code that does not allow women to wear such clothing.

Canadian employers to hire fewer employees in 2012

A survey collected on behalf of the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers from August 1 and September 26, 2011 was answered by 324 employers and showed that the number of jobs available in 2012 could be down 2.9 per cent without any increases in starting salary.

RCMP warns of UBC flasher

The RCMP are warning the public that a flasher has been repeatedly seen on the trails of Pacific Spirit Park near West 16th Avenue. The individual has been described as a slim, tanned Caucasian male who is 5’7 to 5’9 and between 30 and 40 years old.

Three Laurentian University students die in car crash

Keegan Melville, Zabrina Rekowski, and Hillary Afelskie were killed in a head-on collision between their Ford minivan and a Jeep. An additional passenger in the minivan, Emily Olmstead, has been brought to hospital but does not have life threatening injuries. The police have ruled out weather as a likely factor.

UBC doctoral student killed in Mexico

Mexican-born University of British Columbia student Ximena Osegueda was found stabbed to death in Huatulco, Mexico. Police believe that robbery was the motive for the crime. Osegueda was working towards a PhD in Hispanic Studies.