Cincy joins ranks as “sanctuary city” following executive order

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ Pressure has been mounting on college campuses across the country as many students, including some at the University of Cincinnati, advocate to become “sanctuary campuses” in response to the Trump administration’s recent executive order limiting immigration. Cincinnati’s mayor, John Cranley declared that the city would become a sanctuary city on Jan. 30. Cincinnati joins hundreds of other municipalities in opting not to cooperate with federal immigration authorities when it comes to undocumented immigrants. This measure came one week before Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted raids in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and … Continue reading Cincy joins ranks as “sanctuary city” following executive order

Trump limits EPA’s power and speech

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ The first two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency brought with it a flurry of executive orders, restraints on federal agencies and the elimination of key issues from the official White House website. Within the scientific community, the most significant action came from the administration’s decision to halt federal funding of and all external communications within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “It’s a bit of a frustrating time to jump into an environmental scientist’s role becuase of … Continue reading Trump limits EPA’s power and speech

Trump picks Neil Gorsuch

By: Max Bruns ~Advertising Editor~ President Donald Trump appointed U.S. federal judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, on Feb. 1 to fulfill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February of last year. Gorsuch attended Harvard University with President Barack Obama and also graduated from Columbia and Oxford Universities. He was also a clerk for two Supreme Court justices and had a position in the Department of Justice. Gorsuch was appointed by President Geroge W. Bush in 2006 as a federal appellate judge on the U.S. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in … Continue reading Trump picks Neil Gorsuch