Weekly Rundown

ON CAMPUS

  “Armstrong Quad” will now be called “Tava Quad” in response to a request from the Indigenous and Native Peoples of CC. It is the name used by the Tabegauche Band of the Ute People for Pikes Peak. (CC Communications)

• Tuition will at $57,612 and the comprehensive fee for students living on campus at $71,042 for the 2019-20 academic year. (CC Communications)

 

C-SPRINGS

• A former employee of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is suing the organization for turning a blind eye to an alleged sexual assault by a higher-up. After reporting the assault, the defendant was told to “pray on it.” (Colorado Public Radio)

• The city approved a new Devils Playground trail. Rocky Mountain Field Institute says it could take five or six years to build the new trail and “decommission” the current one, restoring the damaged corridor with rocks, soil, and seeds. (Gazette)

• A Colorado Springs man tied to the same sex trafficking investigation as Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft is a former Air Force Academy professor. (KKTV11)

• On Monday, director Spike Lee took the stage at the Dolby Theater to accept his first Oscar for the movie BlacKkKlansman, which is set in Colorado Springs. (Fox21)

 

COLORADO

• Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill that will open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 — as soon as federal law allows such activity. (Transport Topics)

• On Feb. 25 Colorado became the third state to get approval to negotiate drug prices for Medicaid based on their effectiveness and value. (Modern Healthcare)

• 19 Colorado restaurants were named among the best in the nation by AAA. (Fox 31)

• Polis will sign a measure to award his state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, moving a countrywide coalition one step closer to circumventing the Electoral College. (The Hill)

 

USA

• The White House is preparing to establish a panel to study whether climate change is a national security threat, after the government’s own scientific and intelligence agencies have warned that it is. (NYT)

• Virginia narrowly rejected the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would have explicitly stated that men and women are equal. If passed, the ERA would have been added to the Constitution. The main opponents warned of unintended consequences like women entering the draft. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

• A federal judge ruled that the male-only draft violates the Constitution. (NPR)

• Las Vegas got its most significant snowfall since record-keeping started in 1937. (Axios)

• The R&B singer R. Kelly was charged in Chicago with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with four victims. His bond was set at $1 million. (NYT)

• The House passed a resolution to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the Mexican border, with a handful of Republicans joining Democrats. (NYT)

 

WORLD

• An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country’s first attempted lunar landing. (Axios)

• Australian scientists have turned carbon dioxide from a gas back into solid “coal,” in a breakthrough which could potentially help remove the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. (The Independent)

• NASA scientists in California have reproduced in a lab how the ingredients for life could have formed deep in the ocean four billion years ago. (Fox)

• A new study from France found that bees can do arithmetic. (WashPo)

• A 14-year-old in the U.K. built a working nuclear reactor in his bedroom. (Standard)

Charlotte Schwebel

Charlotte Schwebel

Charlotte is a sophomore from New York City who has taken the past two years to immerse herself in the Colorado Springs political community. When she isn't writing articles, she is out making the news. Charlotte is fascinated by current events from campus to Congo. Her go-to's for news are the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and the Washington Post.
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