The Monday Catchup

Despite a number of Supreme Court rulings, most recently in 2012, many juveniles have received automatic life sentences for their crimes.

Despite a number of Supreme Court rulings, most recently in 2012, many juveniles have not been able to have their life sentences removed.

Welcome back! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: In 2010 and 2012 the Supreme Court ruled against giving mandatory life sentences to juveniles, suggesting they often deserved a chance at redemption. The Court’s ruling has affected the outcome of many cases since then but some states have been slow to re-hear life sentence cases. Reports The New York Times:

But most states have taken half measures, at best, to carry out the rulings, which could affect more than 2,000 current inmates and countless more in years to come, according to many youth advocates and legal experts.

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Feel Good Update of the Day: Flash Clothing Drive

You look ridiculous. Donate those coats to the clothing drive! (via Wikipedia)

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of MLK Day, various campus organizations have teamed up for a campus clothing drive. Dr. King dedicated his life to helping others and this is Kenyon’s way of showing its dedication to service.

The drive, which is taking all sorts of clothing as well as coats and blankets, will run until noon today. The donations will go to a variety of organizations in Columbus (the more donations, the more organizations will benefit). Specially marked boxes have been placed around campus, including in Peirce, Gund Commons, and residence hall lobbies.