Daily Debriefing

by Ana Bowens | 4/28/09 2:07am

Gabrielle Ramaiah '10, a native of Houston, Texas, was one of 21 college juniors to win the a Beinecke Scholarship, according to a Dartmouth press release. Nominees were considered from more than 100 undergraduate institutions, according to the program's web site. Ramaiah will receive $4,000 prior to beginning graduate school, and then will be awarded $30,000 over the course of her graduate education. Jodi Guinn '09 was awarded the scholarship last year. The Beinecke scholarship was created by the Board of Directors at The Sperry and Hutchinson Company in 1971 to support students as they begin their graduate school education.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that it will cut eight varsity sports teams to reduce the athletic department's budget, according to The New York Times. The athletics department will eliminate both men's and women's ice hockey teams, golf, wrestling and four others. Eliminating these teams will save the department $1.5 million, The Times reported. MIT officials said that the cuts will help the university's 33 remaining teams remain financially strong.

George M. Zinkhan III, a marketing professor at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, is the prime suspect in a triple murder, according to Inside Higher Ed. Zinkhan has been missing since Saturday, the day he allegedly shot and killed three people in a community theater in Athens, Ga., at around 12:30 p.m. The university issued an alert on its web site, explaining the situation and telling students to exercise caution while Zinkhan remains at large. The victims -- Ben Teague, 63, Tom Tanner, 40, and Zinkhan's wife, Marie Bruce, 47 -- were all leaders at the community theater in which they were shot, according to The New York Times. Zinkhan graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1974 from Swarthmore College and received a doctorate from University of Michigan in 1981. He is the co-author of two books on commerce and marketing, according to The Times.