Uloop Morning Scoop: Student kicked off campus after 'deeply disturbing' treatment of roommate

By Uloop Staff on November 2, 2017

Uloop Morning Scoop for November 2 was compiled by Uloop Staff and Natalia Kolenko.

 

STUDENT KICKED OFF CAMPUS, CHARGED WITH CRIMES AFTER RUBBING BODILY FLUIDS ON HER BLACK ROOMMATE’S BACKPACK

Instagram post allegedly submitted by former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu, detailing how she abused her black roommate. (Image: Instagram/Hartford Courant)

The Hartford Courant has our top story this morning:

“Brianna Rae Brochu faces a hate crime charge in a case involving her former roommate at the University of Hartford, West Hartford Police said Wednesday. The university said Wednesday that Brochu is no longer a student there.

Brochu, 18, was arrested on Saturday after admitting to police that she licked her roommate’s dining utensils and smeared bodily fluid on the woman’s backpack.” Those actions reportedly included rubbing a used tampon on her roommate’s backpack.

Other reports indicated she had targeted her roommate, who posted a 1 ½-hour video on her Facebook discussing the alleged bullying. University of Hartford President Greg Woodward called the situation “deeply disturbing.” 

More details are here.

Enter your email below to get the Morning Mix as a daily email:

MORE DETAILS EMERGE IN RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

George Papadopoulos  is a former member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. (Image: YouTube/CNN)

New details about Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, indicted earlier this week for ties to Russian meddling in the 2016 election, are emerging. On Tuesday, a court filing revealed what the pair told banks and investigators about their net worth and recent travel history.

CNN reports the filing revealed, “Manafort currently has three US passports, each under a different number. He has submitted 10 passport applications in roughly as many years, prosecutors said.”

In addition, Manafort traveled to China, Mexico and Ecuador with a phone and email account under a fake name. The file also revealed that Manafort and Gates traveled frequently to Cyprus.

And then there’s the whole George Papadopoulos thing, which may be where the real trouble for President Trump, um, lies.

 


TODAY IN A TWEET

Playing #Happiest5WordSentence today, what do you think?

 


HOUSTON WINS SERIES IN ANTI-CLIMATIC GAME 7

The Houston Astros bring a first-ever baseball title to a city that could use a little good news. (Image: YouTube/Fox Sports)

After a World Series that featured two incredible games that had sports reporters pulling out insane comparisons to describe them, the Houston Astros won thier first ever championship in a pretty boring game last night. They beat the L.A. Dodgers 5-1 in a game that was pretty much over by the second inning.

There was some post-game excitement though, when Astros star Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend – Miss Texas USA Daniella Rodriguez — on live TV during the team’s celebration. Aww.

And as the New York Times put it, Every city wants a World Series victory. Nine weeks after Hurricane Harvey, Houston needed one.

 


HOW TO AVOID ROOMMATE DRAMA

Don’t blow your top, talk it out! (Image: Uloop News file photo)

And in light of today’s top story, here are some tips from Lorena Roberts of The University of Tennessee about the right way to handle roommate drama.

As she says, “if you find yourself in choppy waters with your roommate on occasion and you want to know how to avoid it or how to get out of feeling awkward about it, here are some tips.”

 Get them all right here. 


OK, your brain is filled with news. Now get out there and fill it with the stuff your parents are paying for. Classes? Yeah, that’s it. Have a great Thursday!

And remember, you can use Uloop to find a part time job on your campus, connect with a tutor or get a head start on housing for next year. 

 


By Uloop Staff

Uloop Writer

Follow Uloop

Apply to Write for Uloop News

Join the Uloop News Team

Discuss This Article

More Uloop News Articles

DU ROOMMATES LISTINGS

35 Photos
Green Leaf RockVue
38 Photos
8000 Uptown
30 Photos
One Observatory Park
31 Photos
21 Fitzsimons Apartment Homes
39 Photos
Summit View Village
See all DU Roommates Listings

GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY

Receive recent DU news and classifieds on your Facebook Feed. Click the button below and then click "Like"

BROWSE OTHER COLLEGES

Back to Top

Log In

or Sign Up
Students
Post FREE Listings
Student Start Here
Employers
Post Jobs for Students
Employers Start Here
Housing Providers
Post Available Housing
Housing Start Here

Enter College Name to See Local Results

Log In

Contact Us

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format

By clicking this button,
you agree to the terms of use

By clicking "Create Alert" I agree to the Uloop Terms of Use.

Image not available.
By clicking Get Started or Sign In you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Add a Photo

Please select a photo to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format