Nine researchers, all Iranian, worked with the government and secured the right permits. But they soon drew suspicion from the Revolutionary Guard Corps, a powerful branch of Iran’s armed forces, and were arrested last year.
Virginia Tech’s preliminary head count for its freshman class exceeded projections by more than 1,000. That forced the school to try all kinds of dorm-maximizing tricks and place more than 500 students in a pair of hotels.
The women said they were aggressively and physically kicked out of a Los Angeles bar after defending themselves against a couple who insulted them for being transgender. “Why didn’t they keep us safe?” one said. “Why did they kick us out like we were trash?”