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Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Big Changes for GE Last Monday, General Electric (GE) announced that it will be replacing its CEO, Jeffrey R. Immelt. Immelt has been the CEO of General Electric for the past sixteen years. He was instrumental in successfully guiding the company through the global recession of 2008. Immelt also helped to encourage and lead GE’s […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Alternative Graduations? When you think of graduation, what do you picture? Black gowns, mortarboards, diplomas, and maybe a party after? Around the country, students at many universities are beginning to reimagine how they see graduation, and what it means to them. This year, Harvard University held its first-ever commencement for African American graduate students. The event […]

The Senate Goes Nuclear

The Senate Goes Nuclear

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Government, United States | No Comments

Earlier this month, Election Central brought you a look at the Honorable Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court justice, and at some of the controversy surrounding his Senate confirmation hearings. Since then, Gorsuch has been confirmed and has been sworn in as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States. However, the […]

Hearings Begin for Supreme Court Nominee

Hearings Begin for Supreme Court Nominee

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine the beginning of the confirmation hearing process for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. For three days, Gorsuch answered senators’ difficult questions on issues such as abortion, gun control, campaign spending, and whether or not he would allow cameras in the Supreme Court. Many […]

Neil Gorsuch–Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Neil Gorsuch–Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we take a look at President Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court. The death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February left a vacancy on the Supreme Court that President Obama tried, and failed, to fill with his nominee, Merrick Garland. This week, President Trump announced his […]

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Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Officer Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Last year, btw brought you news of the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in the custody of Baltimore, Maryland police. News of his death sparked outrage and protests that came in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Last month, officer Edward Nero went […]

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

McDonalds in Brazil Under Investigation As you probably know, McDonald’s is the largest hamburger fast food chain in the world, with restaurants located in 119 countries. Many of those restaurants are operated as “franchises,” which means they are run by individuals under the guidelines made by the corporation. In Latin American, McDonalds’ largest franchise owner […]

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Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Historic Flooding in the Carolinas When Hurricane Joaquin, which originated in the Caribbean, did not reach landfall on the eastern coast of the United States, many were relieved. But the storm managed to intensify heavy rains in South Carolina, resulting in historic levels of flooding. More than two feet of water fell over the course […]

Landmark Ruling on Marriage Equality

Landmark Ruling on Marriage Equality

At the end of June, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ended its 2014–2015 term with a number of hot-topic decisions. One of its biggest was a landmark ruling on same-sex marriage. This means that the decision will have significant and lasting impact on future legislation. You’ve probably witnessed the flurry of reactions […]