Walmart is teaming up with Denver-based startup Guild Education to give its employees an opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree in either business or supply chain management. The company hopes the new program will help it recruit and retain higher quality entry-level employees in a tight U.S. labor market. Additionally, Walmart will offer college-prep courses an subsidizing the cost of tuition, books and fees.
Students returned to Noblesville West Middle School for the first time since the shooting that took place that resulted in a student and a teacher being shot and injured. Comfort dogs, principals and counselors were there to greet the students, and school days will be shortened from Friday to the end of the school year so counselors can focus on helping students still shaken by the incident. Thirteen-year-old student Ella Whistler who was seriously injured during the shooting remains hospitalized in Indianapolis but is in improving condition. Science teacher Jason Seaman, who was also shot but not seriously injured, did not return to school on Wednesday.
Ukranian police believed that Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko was dead after being shot several times in the back, but were shocked to see Babchenko appear at a news conference alive and well. “I’m still alive,” Babchenko said. “I know that sickening feeling when you bury a colleague. I’m sorry you had to go through this but there was no other way.” Vasyl Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, said a Ukranian citizen and acquaintance were hired to kill Babchenko for his work. In order to catch his hitmen, Babchenko faked his death. The Ukranian man who was allegedly paid to carry out Banchenko’s killing was detained Wednesday.