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News Roundup: Week of Feb. 12

Wright State Campus | Photo by Bethany Althauser | The Wright State Guardian

From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing from the week of Feb. 12, 2024. 


Wright State University suspends admissions for 34 programs

On Thursday, Feb. 15, Wright State University Provost Dr. Amy Thompson announced that the university will deactivate and immediately suspend admissions to 34 curricular programs. 

The Academic Efficiency and Effectiveness Review Committee completed the review of academic programs with faculty, staff and administrators providing feedback during the process, according to a university-wide communication.  

Students currently enrolled in the deactivated programs can finish their degree with individualized action plans that the university will send out. 

For more information about the impacted programs, visit the committee’s webpage


Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, one woman was killed and 22 others were injured in a shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade at Union Station in Missouri, according to the Associated Press. On Friday, Feb. 16, two juveniles were charged with crimes connected to the mass shooting.  

2 officers, 1 first responder shot and killed in Minnesota

On Sunday, Feb. 18, a man armed with guns and ammunition shot and killed 

two police officers and one first responder in Minneapolis, Minnesota, according to the Associated Press. The man barricaded himself and his family, including seven children, inside his home. 

The investigation is ongoing.


Israel strikes Rafah, at least 67 Palestinians killed

Overnight into Monday, Jan. 12, Israeli strikes hit Rafah, a Palestinian city in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the Associated Press. The strikes hit Kuwait Hospital, which is in a city of over 1.4 million Palestinians who have fled other areas impacted by the Israel-Hamas war. 

The strike killed at least 67 Palestinians.

Greece legalizes same-sex marriage

On Friday, Feb. 16, Greece legalized same-sex marriage under civil law, according to the Associated Press. This is the first majority-Orthodox Christian nation to do so. 

“Eastern Orthodox leadership, despite lacking a single doctrinal authority like a pope, has been united in opposing recognition of same-sex relationships both within its own rites and in the civil realm,” the release reads. 

Alexis Lewis


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