SUN SUNI KHABAR FEBRUARY 24TH, 2016
NIKE CO-FOUNDER PHIL KNIGHT DONATES TO STANFORD FOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
In the largest ever individual cash donation, Nike co-founder Phil Knight donated $400 million dollars to Stanford University in order to fund what is to become the largest ever scholarship program. Stanford plans to unveil the Knight-Hennessy scholarship program on Wednesday, an initiative that would bring together bright minds to tackle global problems. Created by outgoing Stanford President John Hennessy, the scholarship program is meant to have discipline and international appeal, as well as long-term funding. Applicants to the Knight-Hennessy scholarship program must be nominated by their respective universities. Approximately 100 applicants are projected to be accepted each year.
TRUMP TAKES NEVADA
In a landslide win, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump won the Silver State by a margin of 22%. Florida Senator Marco Rubio came in second after a tight battle with Texas Senator Ted Cruz. In Trump’s victory speech, he underscored the importance of Nevada, emphasizing the fact that he had won with nearly every demographic, including the “poorly educated”. Should Trump make it to the White House, he said in an interview that his first action would be to knock out some of the executive actions that President Obama has enacted.
WOMAN RAPED IN MURTHAL
A report from the Tribune says that 10 women were dragged out of their vehicles on a highway in Murthal, Haryana and raped. State officials have told the women that they will not pursue the investigation in order to preserve their dignity. They went on to tell the women to keep quiet about the incident because “what had happened could not be undone”. The report also indicated that the officers tried to convince the Tribune to not run the story, alleging that the crime was “just a rumor”. Elders from a nearby village declined to comment, saying that no one was safe because the police were sure to shield the criminals.
PLANE CRASHES IN NEPAL LEAVES 23 SUSPECTED DEAD
A Tara Air airplane crashed in a mountainous region of Nepal on Wednesday during what should have been a 19 minute flight. All the passengers, two of them babies, are suspected dead. Search parties at the crash site, 16,000 feet above sea level, have found bodies which have been burned badly. Bishwa Raj Khadka, deputy police superintendent for the Myagdi district, says that the dense fog of the region would hamper the search. Officials lost contact with the plane eight minutes into the flight, and residents saw flames in the forest soon after. As yet, officials are unable to determine why the crash occurred, as the plane was new and the weather was clear.