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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 19

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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing for the week of Sept. 19, 2022. 

Local

Wright State University is now a participant in the funding from Intel. WSU and Central State University are working together on the project that Intel has given to about 80 universities in Ohio, according to the Sept. 16 WSU Board of Trustees meeting. 

WSU and CSU are working to build a semiconductor educational program and a microelectronics lab to prepare students for semiconductor manufacturing careers, according to WSU Chair of biomedical, industrial and human factors engineering Dr. Subhashini Ganapathy.

National

U.S. Senate Abortion Bill 

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced new abortion legislation to the U.S. Senate on Sept. 13. 

The bill, titled the ‘Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act,’ prohibits abortion after 15 weeks with exemptions of rape, incest, or risk of maternal life, according to a press release from the Senator’s office. The act further states that anyone who performs or attempts an abortion will be subject to a fine, imprisonment, or both.

According to Senator Graham, this legislation would put the United States in line with other modern nations. 

The introduction of the Graham legislation occurred alongside the temporary block of Ohio Senate Bill 23, which prohibited abortion after six weeks gestation. A Hamilton County judge restrained the enforcement of S.B. 23 for a fourteen-day period as of Sept. 14. 

California Wildfires

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed executive orders on Sept. 16 to manage the damages caused by recent wildfires in the state. 

The two orders will support recovery efforts as well as debris and waste cleanup and removal in Mariposa and Siskiyou Counties, according to the Governor’s office. The Mariposa County Oak Fire occurred in July of this year, and Siskiyou County’s Mill Fire, among others, was in early September, according to Newsom’s State of Emergency orders. 

CAL Fire currently lists two active wildfire incidents, both in Placer County, as of Sept. 18. The Governor has not made any statements about these fires.

Global

Roger Federer to retire from professional play after Laver Cup

On Sept. 15, 2022, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer announced retirement from grand slam and tour competition. 

“I will miss everything the tour has given me. But at the same time, there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the most fortunate people on Earth,” Federer said in a press release

Federer’s impending retirement follows in the footsteps of Serena Williams, who announced retirement in a Vogue article. Federer’s final Association of Tennis Professionals tour event will be at the Laver Cup, held in London this year from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25.

Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ’s funeral

According to a press release from the Royal Family, the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ  commenced on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. in Westminster Abbey.

The Royal Family Youtube page live-streamed the event.