Weekly Rundown

ON CAMPUS

• Rishi Ling ’18 received the highly competitive Princeton in Asia Fellowship to teach English at the University of Macau. (CC News)

• Professor of English Claire Garcia was named Colorado College’s next dean of faculty, and will begin a five-year term on July 1. (CC News)

 

C-SPRINGS

• Colorado Springs Mexican restaurants, including Taco Star and Monicas, were accused of money laundering with ties to El Chapo. Federal authorities have seized more than $1.5 million from seven restaurants. All remain open. (Gazette)

• A new ranking puts Pikes Peak Community College on top in Colorado for nursing education with a 100 percent pass rate for three consecutive years. (Gazette)

• A man was stabbed while hiking at Red Rock Canyon Open Space in an attempted robbery. (KOAA5)

 

COLORADO

• Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper declared his official run for the Presidency. (FEC)

• Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who faced a legal battle when he refused service to a same-sex couple, agreed to drop his case against the state in exchange for the state dropping this year’s case against him for refusing service to a transgender woman. (Hill) 

• An avalanche covered part of a highway near Copper Mountain in Colorado on Sunday, shutting down the pass for a few days. (CBS)

• Colorado joined 19 other states in suing the federal government over the Trump Administration’s new obstacles for women seeking abortion. (Gazette)

 

USA

• The House voted on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun purchasers, including those at gun shows and on the internet. This is the first significant gun control bill to clear the chamber in a quarter of a century. (NYT)

• There were no charges brought in the killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed Black man shot and killed by police in his grandmother’s driveway in California. (CNN)

• Robot-makers shipped 35,880 robots to U.S. factories last year, 7 percent more than in 2017. (Robotics Industry Association.) 

• Tornadoes in southeast Alabama killed at least 23 people. One man lost 10 family members, and at least three children are dead. (AP)

• Documents revealed by Florida Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch show that the Department of Health and Human Services received 4,556 complaints of sexual misconduct from minors and adults from October 2014 to July 2018, with an additional 1,303 complaints to the Department of Justice. (CBS)

• The HBO chief executive is leaving after heading the company for 27 years. (NYT)

• The Food and Drug Administration approved an anti-depressive nasal spray derived from Ketamine. (NBC)

 

WORLD

• A hoodwinker sunfish washed up on a beach in California. This is the first time one has been seen around North America. 

• Bolivia launched free and universal health care, which expands coverage to people without any form of insurance. (TeleSur)

• Negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea ended with no agreement. On March 6, satellite images showed North Korea rebuilding the missile site it began dismantling in July. (CNBC)

• SpaceX docked a commercially built and operated spacecraft designed to carry a human crew at the International Space Station, the first company to do so. (Axios)

• A patient appears to have been cured of H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, for only the second time. At the earliest, a new treatment could be available in five to 10 years. (Reuters TV)

• The Jonas Brothers reunited, releasing a song and video. (Joe Jonas)

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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