Weekly Rundown


• An article published last week in The Conversation features Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler and two other university presidents in a discussion about making college more affordable. (The Conversation)



• The soft opening of the new Dixon Trail in Cheyenne Mountain State Park has been delayed from its original planned date. A new date has yet to be announced. (The Denver Post)



• As of Saturday, a new law has gone into effect which enforces stricter regulations on businesses and government entities to protect the personal information of their employees. (The Denver Post)
• Scientists working with the Colorado River suggest that it may be time to reform management practices, after water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell have now reached dangerously low levels. (The Denver Post)
• Drier conditions have led to several wildfires in the past week, in areas such as Silver Springs, Coal Creek Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, and others. (The Denver Post)



• Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is in the process of creating new plans for addressing sexual misconduct on college campuses. (NYT)
• A memorial service for John McCain was held on Thursday at the National Cathedral and featured speakers such as former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. (CNN)
• Supreme Court Nominee Brett Cavanaugh began his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. (NBC)
• Colin Kaepernick has become the new face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. (NYT)
• Top executives at Facebook and Twitter faced questioning about foreign social media interference in U.S. politics in a recent hearing held by the Senate Intelligence Committee. (CNN)
• Democratic Senator Cory Booker publicly released “committee confidential” documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, breaking Senate rules. (The Hill)
• An anonymous senior Trump administration official penned an op-ed article for the New York Times, harshly criticizing President Trump’s leadership. (CNN)



• After two asylum seekers were named as suspects in a knife attack in Germany, an anti-refugee mob took to the streets for two days. This was followed by an anti-racism protest at a concert and tens of thousands of Germans took part. (NYT)
• Hundreds have been injured and several killed in a typhoon in Japan that was stronger than any that the country has seen in the past 25 years. (BBC)
• Two Reuters reporters that were detained in Myanmar last year have now been sentenced to seven years in jail. (Reuters)
• The Center for Disease Control was called in after up to 100 passengers in a plane flying from Dubai to New York complained of feeling ill. (CNN)
• Two Russian men have been accused of taking part in a poison attack against former KGB spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. (NPR)

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