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In The News: What you missed while you were in class
SOCHI OLYMPICS START
The 22nd Winter Olympics began this past Friday in Sochi, Russia. Highlights of the games this far include the opening ceremony, Shaun White pulling out of the slopestyle competition and fifteen-year-old Russian ice skating prodigy Yulia Lipnitskaya made waves with her performance. At the time of press, Norway led the medal count with two gold, one silver and three bronze. The United States were in third with two gold and two bronze. The games will continue until Feb. 23.
ABORTION RATES DOWN
U.S. abortion rates are at their lowest since 1973. A recent study says that the national abortion rate is down to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011, compared to 29.3 in 1981. The researchers are unsure what caused the dip, but noted that the study concluded prior to a “major surge in state-level abortion restrictions” that began in 2011. While the overall rate went down, the number of early medication abortion procedures increased by 17 percent since 2008.
A&S DEAN SEARCH BEGINS
The first candidate for dean of Arts and Science will be coming to campus this Thursday. Robin Roberts from University of Arkansas will be available to talk to students in an open forum Thursday at 2 p.m. in Chao Auditorium. Roberts is the first of multiple finalists visiting campus in hopes of becoming the next A&S dean.
ROBBERY BY HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS
University police said that there was a robbery on Hancock St. near the Health Sciences campus this past Wednesday. The victim was not affiliated with the university. His wallet was stolen by force, and the suspect left in a black Honda CRV Hatchback. The suspect was described as a black male, 6” feet tall with a medium build. If you have any information, call University police at (502) 852-6111.
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