Feb. 9, 2017

People are Saying . . .

The greatest comeback in football history was not the Patriots’ victory over the Falcons in the 2017 Superbowl. It was the Buffalo Bills over the Houston Oilers in 1993. Oilers were up 28-3 at halftime and scored again opening the half, giving the Bills a 32- point lead. Stunningly, the Bills came back to end regulation play at 38-38, and scored a touchdown in overtime to win 41-38 — the greatest comeback in NFL history.

Lauren Weaver, an SU Bizz Comm major, attended the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21.  She reports, “The march was a powerful and emotional experience. After being on an extremely crowded metro for what seemed like forever, we finally reached our station. When the doors opened, the sound of women cheering flooded into the train. I swear, there were enough people in the station alone to make a statement. Little did I know, the mall (a much larger space) was going to be just as packed full of people. Hearing the cheers of thousands of people from around the nation echo through DC not only unified us but filled us with hope.”  Asked why she went, she said, “I went because I believe that all people should be treated fairly, and normalizing misogynistic behavior is something I will not stand for.”

Trump’s ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is being reviewed by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Critics of the Trump order say that it is a ban on Muslims, which is illegal since the Constitution prohibits favoring or discriminating based on religion. The administration argues that it is not a Muslim ban, and that the president has the executive powers to determine who is and isn’t allowed into the country. The legal issues are murky, but it is clear that, legal or not, the ban is stupid. It limits students and scholars from coming into the U.S., restricts intelligence gathering essential to fighting terrorism, and fuels anti-American sentiment around the world.

In other news, the Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has banned the words of Martin Luther King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, from being read in the U.S. Senate. See the video here:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000004918915/elizabeth-warren-jeff-sessions.html?action=click&contentCollection=us&module=lede&region=caption&pgtype=article

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