The Monday Catchup



Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while the snow was piling up aside your work.

The lead story: Today President Obama will announce a $4 trillion budget that includes a measure for a one time, 14% tax on overseas profits to fund infrastructure projects. This tax would target companies like Apple, which avoid US taxes by storing money overseas.

Also, congratulations to the New England Patriots on their win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

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The Monday Catchup

Morsi is the second Egyptian head of state to face criminal charges in the last three years.

Morsi is the second Egyptian head of state to face criminal charges in the last three years.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over Halloweekend:

The Lead Story: Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi went on trial today, in what amounted to his first public appearance since being removed from power in early July. Morsi proclaimed himself the legitimate ruler of of Egypt and his case was adjourned until this January. The country is still being run by a military-led government.

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Updated: Andrew Pochter ’15 Killed During Egyptian Unrest

On Friday, June 28, Andrew Pochter ’15 was killed while observing a conflict between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, according to U.S. Embassy officials. According to his family, Pochter, 21, was in Egypt as part of an internship with the non-profit organization AMIDEAST, teaching English to young children in Alexandria. The AMIDEAST internship was not a Kenyon program.

Further information about Pochter’s death can be found at the following links. Dean of Students Hank Toutain has encouraged any members of the Kenyon community with questions or concerns to contact College staff. The Thrill will update with links to further coverage from the Collegian when it becomes available.

The Monday Catch Up

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has declared a State of Emergency. (via

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has declared a state of emergency. (via

Well, it’s Monday again, you wasted another weekend, so only five days to go before you get another crack at it!

The lead story: Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, has declared a state of emergency in Egypt after protests against the current government have broken out across the country over the last 4 days.

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