Uloop Morning Mix: Florida braces for Irma, DeVos targets sexual assault guidelines and the champs get upset

By Uloop Staff on September 8, 2017
Hey Friday, we’re glad you’re here. Before you start on the weekend (if you haven’t already, that is), here’s a quick read on what people outside of campus are talking about:

 

FLORIDA BRACES FOR IRMA’S ARRIVAL ON SUNDAY

Projected path of Hurricane Irma (Image: YouTube screenshot/Fox 4)

Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a Category 4 storm, but it is still one of the most dangerous storms ever recorded in the Atlantic.

The Miami Herald reports that “all of South Florida remains under a hurricane warning, with evacuation orders for parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, that include 680,000 in Miami-Dade. All residents and visitors have been ordered out of the Keys.”

Cuba is bracing for a direct hit today, according to the Associated Press and many in Florida fear that this could be what they’ve long feared: An immensely powerful storm that could devastate much of Southern Florida.

Along with many others, the University of Miami has evacuated their campus.

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EDUCATION SECRETARY DEVOS VOWS TO RESCIND OBAMA-ERA SEXUAL ASSAULT GUIDELINES

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (Image: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

Politico reports that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Thursday she plans to replace Obama-era guidelines on how colleges handle sexual assault cases with a system that would do a better job of balancing the rights of victims and the accused.

“The truth is that the system established by the prior administration has failed too many students,” DeVos said during the announcement at George Mason University. “Survivors, victims of a lack of due process and campus administrators have all told me that the current approach does a disservice to everyone involved.”
But Politico reports the announcement drew strong objections from womens’ groups, victims advocates and Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who said the changes were a step in the wrong direction.

Read the full story here.

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THE CHAMPS GET A TASTE OF THIER OWN MEDICINE 

Alex Smith passes for the Chiefs against the Patriots (Image: YouTube screenshot/Highlight Heaven)

A veteran quarterback and a rookie running back led the Kansas City Chiefs to a surprising win over the champion New England Patriots in Thursday night’s NFL season opener.

As ESPN summarized, “Kareem Hunt, after fumbling on his first NFL carry, scored three times and set an NFL mark in a 42-27 stunner Thursday night to open the NFL season. Hunt’s 246 yards from scrimmage were the most by any player making his debut since the 1970 merger.”

The Chiefs were behind in the second half, only to score three straight touchdowns to win. The Atlanta Falcons might know that feeling, huh?

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AND FINALLY, THINKING ABOUT A PART-TIME JOB THIS SEMESTER, HERE ARE 5 REASONS THAT’S A GOOD IDEA.

(Image: Pixbay)

Boston University‘s Allie Caton has five good reasons you should have a part-time job. Besides the money (duh), there’s real-world values.

Read all 5 reasons here. 

That’s it for Friday. No go out there and have the best weekend ever. And stay safe!

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