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▪ A Catholic college in Kansas is renaming its yoga classes to avoid promoting “eastern mysticism.” Benedictine College said alumni and faculty had complained that yoga is a Hindu spiritual practice not in keeping with Catholic teaching. The classes will be rebranded “lifestyle fitness,” but will be taught the same way. “We’re changing the name,” a spokesman said.
▪ A black professor at Montana State University is suing Walmart after an employee issued him a state fishing license listing his profession as “clean toilets.” Gilbert Kalonde, a native of Zambia, says he gave th e employee his university identification, and was “very shocked and embarrassed” when he realized how the license described his job. Kalonde alleges that the employee intended to subject him to “contempt and ridicule.” ■