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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** The gates of Harvard University lead to a school with a $13 billion endowment and a ranking as the university with the best reputation in the world. (Associated Press)

Secret email scandal sends Harvard dean packing

Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds has decided to step down following months of investigation into a secret email scandal in which she was alleged to have improperly searched private accounts of work colleagues. Published May 29, 2013

** FILE ** Mickey Mouse appears in the live show "Mickey and the Magical Map," a 22-minute song-and-dance extravaganza, at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, May 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Disneyland Resort, Paul Auyeung)

Disneyland trash can explodes, prompting evacuation

A trash can exploded at Disneyland late Tuesday evening, sending children and families fleeing and law enforcement rushing to the scene, the portion of the park that houses Mickey's Toontown. Published May 29, 2013

Report: Committee probes Holder's testimony in media leak case

Aides for the House Judiciary Committee say members are investigating whether Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. lied under oath during congressional testimony May 15 about the Justice Department's probe into media leaks, according to several published reports. Published May 28, 2013

Florida virtual school: Terrorism stems from 'low self-esteem'

A Florida virtual school that offers classes on Christianity and Islam is under fire for claiming that one reason that terrorists attack is due to low self-esteem — and that fundamentalist Christians are akin to fundamentalist Muslims in that respect. Published May 28, 2013

** FILE ** Mount Rushmore National Park (Associated Press)

Handful of GWU professors: Put Obama on Mount Rushmore — eventually

Move over former Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. A handful of professors at George Washington University said in a new survey that they'd like to add — eventually — President Obama's face to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Published May 28, 2013