Weekly News Roundup: March 13, 2015
Here’s your weekly news roundup for the week of March 9th – 13th.
The University of Oklahoma showed a swift and strong hand this week in response to a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members chanting racial slurs on the way to a formal event last Saturday. OU President David Boren and SAE were quick to condemn the behavior, with the chapter being immediately suspended from national affiliation and from campus. Tuesday evening, two fraternity members involved were suspended and subsequently apologized, noting that the chant was taught to the members. Waka Flocka Flame, who was set to perform a concert for the fraternity later this year, has cancelled his show in response.
Disney and Pixar this week announced that they are creating a sequel to the hit film Frozen. 2013’s Frozen was the highest grossing animated film of all time, pulling in over $1.3 billion.
Protests in Ferguson have resumed after more police shootings, including those of two police officers. A number of officials in Ferguson have stepped down after the scathing police report regarding the racial inequality in Ferguson’s Police Department and law enforcement. The demonstrations were peaceful and no arrests were reported.
Officials from the city of Fort Collins are are proposing to silence train horns. They have submitted a petition to the Federal Railroad Administration seeking a waiver to allow for designated “quiet zones” near downtown. The request could take a number of months to be processed, as some of the intersections to be included in the “quiet zone” do not have enough space to install gates. Gates are required for all intersections under quiet zone regulations.
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