The Monday Catchup

Jack the Ripper

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: It appears that the mystery of Jack the Ripper was solved when a book was published containing “conclusive DNA proof” that the London based serial killer was one Aaron Kosminski. Kosminski, a Polish immigrant, entered an asylum the same year the killings stopped and has long been one of a handful of Ripper suspects.

Check out more news after the jump! Coming up, a royal baby, Scottish independence, Obamacare success, and much more.

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A Conversation with Ben White

Over the course of last week’s CSAD Conference, the Collegian talked to economists, journalists and experts who had descended on Gambier to discuss economic inequality. Collegian Social Media Director Eric Geller ’14 and I were lucky enough to speak with some of the invited panelists on video. Today’s CSAD interview is with Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent at POLITICO.

White — a Kenyon alum from the class of 1994  — dissects the relationship between income mobility and income equality, and why Democrats have been rallying around the gender pay gap. He also weighs in on whether political partisanship is really worse than it has ever been, and how his Kenyon education prepared him to succeed as an economic journalist.