If Navalny recovers, then what?

The German government announced on Wednesday it’s confident novichok was used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Let’s be thankful Navalny survived, although we still don’t know what kind of life he’ll have once he’s out of a coma.

For what it’s worth, many of his supporters believe he’ll return to Russia if he recovers from the horrible attack.

Here’s what we know:

Someone figured out a way to poison Navalny, almost certainly by dropping the nerve agent into the tea he was drinking before he boarded a flight. What happened next has been well documented.

Navalny remains in a Berlin hospital and in a coma. There’s no certainty what will happen to him next.

The British government said the same nerve agent was used to poison a former Russian spy and his daughter a little more than a year ago. They, too, didn’t die.

Navalny was poisoned, and by the grace of God he didn’t die because of it. More importantly, leaders from all over the world need to commit to never use nerve agents or chemical weapons against any person.

Chinese university tells female students to remember their clothes can lead to “temptation”

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Reuters has the details.

On August 1, Guangxi University in southwestern China published a 50-point safety guide for incoming first-year female students, including a dress code that suggested that women were responsible for sexual harassment or even assault.

“Don’t wear overly revealing tops or skirts. Don’t wear low-cut dresses or expose your waist or back, to avoid creating temptation,” the guide said.

Reuters confirmed on Wednesday that spaghetti-strap tops had been banned in the university library.

The university also advised girls to avoid high heels in some circumstances.

Adrian College president: Humanities programs will not be cut

Kudos to Adrian College president Jeffrey Docking.

As MLive.com explains, he listened to critics who said his plan to cut humanities programs was wrong, and he changed his mind.

Docking said he received a lot of well-articulated and passionate feedback asking the college to reconsider its decision, which helped convince him to go in a different direction.

“Honestly, it is unlike me to reverse a decision of this magnitude but I honestly believe that part of leadership involves listening, flexibility, empathy, and a willingness to hear and respect other opinions. I have tried to do this here,” Docking said.