An Indian woman who lost her leg after she was thrown from a moving train two years ago has become the first female amputee to climb Everest, expedition organisers said Wednesday. Arunima Sinha, 26, from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, reached the peak on Tuesday morning after a slow climb from Everest Base Camp.
Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit educator behind controversial school chains like Everest and WyoTech, is facing yet another lawsuit. This time, it’s from the state of Wisconsin, which alleges that Everest misrepresented important information, like graduation rates and job-placement stats, in order to lure students in.
CHATTAHOOCHEE NATIONAL FOREST, Ga. — Dozens of Ranger School students lined up at the base of a 964-metre tall mountain here on Tuesday morning, dread hanging on some of their faces. The soldiers, wearing boots and camouflage uniforms, needed to make a 2.9-km climb in an hour while carrying rifles and about 20 kg of equipment, ascending some 300 metres through rocky trails and thick tree cover to a clearing above.
On the same day Everest College filed for bankruptcy protection following the closure of its 14 Ontario campuses, an Ottawa lawyer says he’s considering a class-action lawsuit against the school and its California-based parent company.
Michael Crystal with Ottawa’s Spiteri and Ursulak law firm said he’s been in contact with several students since the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities suspended the career college’s registration in the province.
The collapse of for-profit education chain Corinthian Colleges – operator of Everest University, Heald College and WyoTech – continued today after a California regulator issued an order requiring the company to cease enrolling new students at its Everest and WyoTech campuses in the state.