YALE RENAMES CALHOUN COLLEGE
Yale University President Peter Salovey has announced the school will rename Calhoun College, one of the institution’s 12 residential branches, due to its namesake’s racist past. John C. Calhoun, the nation’s seventh Vice President, is known to have promoted slavery as a “positive good”, and is said to have held ties to white supremacists. The college will now be known as Grace Murray Hopper College, in honor of the groundbreaking computer scientist and Yale Grad whom the university says “used her mathematical knowledge to fight fascism during World War II.” Of Murray Hopper, Salovey commented, “today, her principal legacy is all around us — embodied in the life-enhancing technology she knew would become commonplace. Grace Murray Hopper College thus honors her spirit of innovation and public service while looking fearlessly to the future.”
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NORTH KOREA MISSILE TEST
North Korea is said to have conducted intermediate-range missile tests, a violation of UN acts meant to curb the nation’s nuclear development efforts. As part of the recent tests, a missile was fired eastward and traveled nearly 300 miles towards the Sea of Japan. The projectile in question is said to have a maximum range of nearly 2,500 miles, making it capable of reaching the US territory of Guam, located in the Pacific Ocean. The tests come one month after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un claimed development of long-range missiles, capable of nuclear armament, that could reach the continental US. Though North Korea’s missile did not reach his nation’s waters, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the tests "absolutely intolerable". In response, President Trump assured Abe that "America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%."
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DEPORTATIONS ACCELERATE ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Following the issuance of a Trump executive order meant to loosen restrictions on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, nationwide deportation arrests have multiplied. Over the last week, hundreds of illegal immigrants have been arrested nationwide, including 161 in the general Los Angeles area alone, as part of what ICE has called a multi-city “enforcement surge.” In addition to Los Angeles, targeted regions are to include sanctuary cities such as San Francisco, New York and Chicago, and possibly, Austin, Atlanta and Charlotte. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, pro-immigrant attorney Stephanie Gharakhanian commented that “ICE is showing up at people’s homes, showing up at places of businesses. This level of ICE activity is absolutely unprecedented.” The Los Angeles Times is now reporting that up to eight million people will be targeted for deportation.
Protests Arise After ICE Arrests
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