Weekly Rundown

By Berry Phillips


•President Jill Tiefenthaler selected as CEO of National Geographic Society. (CC Communications)

•CC becomes eighth institution in North America to become carbon neutral. (CC Facebook)

• Prof. Rebecca Barnes received a National Science Foundation CAREER grant for a project entitled “The Legacy of Wildfire on Carbon Watershed Biogeochemistry.” (CC Facebook)


• Mountain lion euthanized in Dillon, Colo. on Monday after killing three domesticated goats. (The Gazette)

• 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy, Gannon Staunch, has been missing since Monday. Anyone with information is being asked to contact a tip line at 520-6666. (The Gazette)

• Colorado Springs experienced 119 days of poor air quality in 2018, according to a new report by The Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center and Colorado PIRG Education Fund. (The Gazette) 

• On Friday, Jan. 24, El Paso County Sheriff’s office made public surveillance footage of the in-custody death of Colorado Springs resident Brian Clark. Becuase force was involved, the CSPD is investigating. (The Gazette)


• Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, died in a tragic helicopter crash on Sunday. (New York Times)

• The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continued this week, after beginning on Jan. 16. (The Washington Post)

• Facebook reached a tentative $550 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of wrongfully using facial-recognition technology. (The Wall Street Journal)


• Death counts from the Wuhan coronavirus now in the 100s, thousands estimated to be infected. (The New York Times)

• The United Kingdom will no longer be a member of the European Union after Friday at midnight Brussels time. (The New York Times)

• The Trump Administration released a Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, the plan has been met with tentative backing by leaders in the region. (The Wall Street Journal)

Berry Phillips

Berry Phillips

Berry Phillips, Class of 2021, began as The Catalyst's Head Copy Editor in 2018. She began as co-Editor-in-Chief of The Catalyst with Heather Rolph in 2020. She is a Political Science major and History minor who is fascinated by journalism's role in each of these fields. Berry is from Connecticut, and when she isn't working at The Catalyst she loves skiing with her sisters and watching Love Island (only the UK version!)

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