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Brown cancels Rosa Parks’ exhibit

Brown University canceled the exhibition of a house connected to Rosa Parks on March 8 due to a dispute over the house that is independent of the university.
The Brown Daily Herald reports, “The house, which belonged to Parks’ brother Sylvester McCauley, was to be featured in an exhibition on the life and times of Rosa Parks at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, The Herald previously reported.”
The lawyer for the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development, Steven Cohen, said the significance of the house has been overplayed by Parks’ niece Rhea McCauley and that Parks never lived in said house. McCauley and Ryan Mendoza, the exhibit’s artists, say otherwise. With no definite proof one way or the other, the university canceled the exhibit.

UPenn joins gun violence protests

Thousands of students protested gun violence nationwide by staging school walkouts on Wednesday which saw several groups at UPenn join in.
The Daily Pennsylvanian reports, “High school students across the nation organized National School Walkout Day on Mar. 14 in response to the mass shooting that happened on Feb. 14 at Stoneman Douglas High School last month. To show their solidarity, students at Penn Law School staged a walkout at 1:30 p.m., leaving their classes to gather in the Law School courtyard. ”
Others like 150 employees of the Wistar Institute—a private biomedical research institute on UPenn’s campus—walked out of the lab at 10 a.m. and stood outside for 17 minutes as part of the nationwide walkout.

 

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Quote of the week:

“Gun violence takes lives. But it also takes some life away from the living. I’ve heard it said that our generation won’t stand for this kind of violence to continue once we are in power. Surely, our generation will do something. Please, my dear classmates and leaders of the future, let that be true.”
– Joe Redmond, Princeton senior on his story of surviving gun violence

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