The Monday Catchup

The six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray (via

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while you were cramming for finals:

The lead story: Six police officers have been charged in relation to the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. After riots raged last week, Baltimore’s mayor lifted a curfew on Sunday as a peaceful rally was held in front of Baltimore City Hall.

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The Monday Catchup

Digging through the rubble in Nepal. via

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while you were sending-off, extending-off and neverending-off:

The lead story: A massive earthquake struck Nepal over the weekend. The quake, which struck on Saturday and measured a 7.9 on thr Richter Scale, was centered in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, but was felt in many small villages in the countryside as well. The quake also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. So far over 2,700 people are reported dead and rescue workers have been working nonstop, though they must work in fear of the aftershocks that have continued after the main quake struck.

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The Monday Catchup


Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were shocking your mom and/or soul clapping:

The lead story: The last few weeks have seen bitter partisan battles over negations with Iran led by President Obama. A deal was finally reached on Friday but the GOP has already announced plans to prevent the lifting of sanctions as per the deal.

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The Monday Catchup

Jeffrey L. Williams, arrested in connection to the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, MO

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while enjoying your last moments of break:

The lead story: A suspect has been arrested in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, MO. The officers were shot last Thursday amid continuing tensions in the city. However, the suspect, Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, claims he was not targeting the police officers; protesters in Ferguson have been quick to announce that Williams has not been among them and has no connection to the protests continuing in the city after the shooting of Michael Brown last summer.

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The Monday Catchup

Kim Jong Un North Korea



Good morning and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Before you had to class or to any of the various programs held today in honor of MLK, check out the news you missed over your first weekend back.

The lead story: The recent SONY hack left many pointing fingers at North Korea, which denied the hack, but now it appears that the NSA can verify the origin of the hackers as North Korea, because it had already infiltrated the country’s computers.

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Do it Tonight: Hussein Ibish


Join J Street U tonight for a talk on Israeli-Palestinian relations and prospects for future peace. Hussein Ibish, from the American Task Force on Palestine, will be in the Gund Gallery tonight at 7 p.m. to speak on how Israelis and Palestinians can break the cycle of violence. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A Session. Be sure to check this out!
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Citing Israel Boycott, Kenyon Severs Ties With American Studies Association [Update]

O'Connor House

O’Connor House is home to the American Studies department. (Image via Flickr)

Kenyon College has joined the growing list of schools who have condemned the American Studies Association (ASA) for their recently passed boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Continue reading