The earlier start date is one of several changes the University has made to its academic calendar as it prepares for the safe resumption of on-campus instruction and housing and residential life in the fall.
In a move that makes you want to say "YAY, justice system," a judge turned down confessed killer Brandon Scott Lavergne's attempts to withdraw his guilty plea. He also pretty much turned down everything else Lavergne was asking for, too.
In probably the only move left to him, Brandon Scott Lavergne pled guilty today to the murders of Michaela “Mickey” Shunick and Lisa Pate. And, in doing so, he revealed the heartbreaking story of how everything went down on that fateful night back in May when Shunick went missing — and on another night in 1999 when he killed Lisa.
It’s not much, but all of us who are still hoping that Mickey Shunick will still be found can help in some small way tonight. Mickey’s family is asking for a mass moment of silence at 10 p.m. tonight, and they’re also asking you to show your support by turning on your porch lights or lighting a candle. If nothing else, it at least brings some positive energy to a sad story.