Weekly Rundown

By Charlotte Schwebel

ON CAMPUS

• Colorado College hosted the memorial service for beloved International Relations and Global Health Professor Andrew Price-Smith this past weekend. Former students and colleagues recounted his contributions to their lives and remembered a life well lived. (CC Digest)

• RED, the first theatre production of the year, runs this weekend in the Cornerstone Mainspace Shop. (CC Digest)

• Colorado College released the Antiracism Implementation Plan this week. It came with an email open for comments. (CC Communications)

• LoCCal Festival is this Sept. 14.

C-SPRINGS

• The campaigns to recall Democratic state Sen. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Sen. Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood, told the Colorado Secretary of State’s office on Sept. 10 that they will not be turning in the signatures they collected to force special elections to remove the two senators from their jobs. (Gazette)

• Colorado firefighters scaled the Manitou Incline to honor 9/11 victims. (KKTV)

• The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College presents the regional premiere of “Busytown: The Musical,” beginning Saturday, Sept. 14, and running through Sunday, Oct. 13. (FAC)

• The cost of living in Colorado Springs surpassed the national average this year. (KRDO)

• Protesters interrupted the State of the City address over the murder of African American teen De’Von Bailey by a CSPD officer. (KRDO)

• Colorado Springs greenlit a tiny home project that will include 18 units called the “Working Fusion at Mill Street.” (KOAA)

COLORADO

University of Northern Colorado student Piper Johnson contracted the first confirmed e-cigarette related lung condition in Colorado. (DenPo)

• Some Colorado schools want to challenge the constitutionality of the sex-ed law passed in the last session. (DenPo)

• Arapahoe County paid $2.45 million to family of Jeffrey Lillis, an inmate who died in his cell after his repeated requests for help were ignored. (DenPo)

• Students at the University of Denver are rallying around law professor Rashmi Goel, who says the institution she’s taught at for 17 years has yet to rectify its actions following the unequal pay lawsuit she filed in June. (DenPo)

USA

• A jury in Oakland, Calif., acquitted one man and didn’t reach a decision in the second man’s role in a warehouse fire that killed 36 people. (NYT)

• Michigan State University was fined a record $4.5 million for failing to protect students from sexual abuse by Larry Nassar. (NYT)

• Bianca Andreescu won the women’s singles U.S. Open Championship. (CNBC)

• 145 CEOs, including those of Twitter, Uber, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, wrote a letter to congress demanding action on gun control. Mayors from both parties are also meeting with the White House to demand background checks for gun purchases.

• The NFL football season is back. The Broncos played their first game Monday night against the Raiders, losing 24–16. (DenPo)

• There is a nationwide shortage of White Claw spiked seltzer. The company says they are working around the clock to restock. (ThinkProgress)          

WORLD

• Apple released three new iPhones this week, two of which have three66 cameras. They also announced that they will launch their streaming service, Apple TV+, on Nov. 12.  (Apple)

• Iran has begun using arrays of advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal, a spokesman said Sept. 7, warning that Europe has little time left to offer new terms to save the accord. (Axios)

• “Friends,” the sitcom adored worldwide, turns 25 years old this fall. (NYT)

• Johns Hopkins opened up a new center for psychedelic research. (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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