Weekly Rundown

By Charlotte Schwebel

ON CAMPUS

• Colorado College released a pledge to support Colorado families with adjusted gross income below $200,000. (DenPo)

• Colorado College has adopted a test-optional admission policy in an ongoing effort to increase the academic quality and diversity of its student body. (Colorado College)

• Colorado College released the first draft of the Antiracism Implementation Plan to address the findings of the External Review of Racism last year. The plan is online. (Colorado College)

• Colorado College welcomed 538 first years to the Class of 2023, as well as 36 transfer students, to campus. (Colorado College)

• Colorado College women’s soccer, volleyball, and men’s moccer all have home games this weekend. (Colorado College) 

  Lesley Irvine is the new Vice President and Director of athletics at Colorado College. (Colorado College)

  Claire Garcia is the new Dean of the Faculty at Colorado College. (Colorado College) 

  The Student Opportunities and Advising Hub, at 1014 N. Weber St., is a new addition to campus this year. (Colorado College)

C-SPRINGS

• On August 3rd, 19-year old African American teen De’Von Bailey was shot and killed by two Colorado Springs police officers. The autopsy ruled his death a homicide. His family says police deceptively edited the video of the shooting. (TheRoot)

• Despite ties with Identity Evropa, one of the most visible white supremacist groups in Colorado, Master Sgt. Cory Reeves remains in the same rank after an Air Force investigation. (DenPo)

• Colorado State Senator Pete Lee, who represents Colorado College’s district, is facing a possible recall election over votes last session on the popular vote compact and on the ‘red flag’ gun bill. Signatures are due in two weeks. (Gazette) 

COLORADO

• A Colorado man was denied a passport despite his U.S. citizenship, and the American Civil Liberties Countil is suing. (DenPo)

• John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado, is joining a crowded field to run for Senate. He is supported by national democrats and opposed by the state Democratic Party. (DenPo)

• The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that those in the Electoral College do not have to cast a vote for the candidate chosen by a majority of voters in their state. (DenPo)

• Sixty-five percentvof Stapleton property owners voted against changing their neighborhood’s name, despite its connection to a former mayor who was a Ku Klux Klan member. (DenPo)

USA

• If approved by a federal judge, a new Donald Trump administration rule would allow the U.S. to indefinitely detain immigrant families who cross the border illegally, abolishing a 20-day limit. (NYT)

• Johnson & Johnson was held accountable for its role in the opioid crisis by an Oklahoma judge, who ordered the company to pay the state $572 million. Their stock surged after the verdict, due to the judge’s decision to only fine in the short-term. Purdue Pharma and Teva Pharmaceuticals settled with Oklahoma earlier this year for $270 million and $85 million. (NYT)

• Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit the coast of Florida as a category 3 storm. It slammed the Virgin Islands as a category 1 earlier this week. (CBS)

WORLD

  Fires in the Amazon rainforest, the majority of which were intentionally set, spread at record speed over the summer, prompted by deregulation and increased demand for agricultural goods. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro refused to accept a $22 million donation from the Group of 7 on the grounds that his environmental policy was misrepresented by French president Emmanuel Macron, though he may yet take the money. (NYT)

• U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend Parliament until just a few weeks before the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. The move increases the likelihood of a “no-deal” on Brexit. (NYT)

 

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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