5 dead after North Carolina deputy’s pursuit leads to crash

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Five people are dead after a car being chased by a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy slammed into a passing car, killing everyone in both vehicles.

Officials said Sunday that the deadly collision happened when a 2003 Acura shot through a red light in Greensboro and hit a Kia Optima with two females inside. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office says two males and one female were killed in the Acura shortly before midnight Saturday.

Greensboro police say several nearby cars were damaged by flying debris.

Police say the Acura had been stolen two weeks earlier from a Greensboro apartment complex. Police spokeswoman Susan Danielsen says the deputy involved in the chase was male.

Officials haven’t said whether the crash investigation will include whether the pursuit was lawful.

Harvard faculty to discuss
proposed ban on social clubs

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Faculty members at Harvard University are expected to discuss a proposal that would ban fraternities and single-gender clubs on campus.

The Boston Globe reports that faculty members on Tuesday will also consider whether to invalidate a 2016 policy that penalizes students who participate in such groups.

A panel studying the issue concluded in a report Friday that Harvard “must take action to address the detrimental impact of the unrecognized single-gender social organizations.”

The report comes after a July proposal that seeks to bar students from joining fraternities, sororities and all-male groups known on campus as final clubs beginning next fall.

Harvard’s administration has been trying to crack down on final clubs, saying they have problems with alcohol abuse and sexual assault.

University President Drew Faust will make the final decision.


Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com