Author: Crissie Brown

Campus Chatter – February 15, 2018

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Pope Paschal II established the Knights Hospitaller today (1113). Also, Pierre Laclède and his stepson Auguste Chouteau founded St. Louis, Missouri (1764), Serbia adopted her first constitution (1835), President Rutherford Hayes signed a bill allowing women attorneys to argue cases in the U.S. Supreme Court (1879), 274 sailors died as an explosion rocked the USS Maine in Havana harbor (1898), 250 people died as a fire swept through Acapulco’s Flores Theater (1909), Greece adopted the Gregorian calendar (1923), an assassin attempting to kill President-elect Franklin Roosevelt instead shot and fatally...

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Campus Question – February 14, 2018

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today at least 14 people were shot and an unknown number killed when a gunman invaded a high school in Parkland, Florida. As of 4:30pm, police had a suspect in custody but were still treating it as an “active scene.” This was the 18th school shooting this year, in just 35 days. How long will “prayers and condolences” continue to be our only public response to gun violence? +++++ Today on Campus Mixed Nuts – Democrat Wins in FL State House Race +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Campus Chatter – February 14, 2018

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Tradition holds that St. Valentine was martyred today (269). Also, several hundred Jews were murdered and the rest expelled from the city in the Strasbourg Massacre (1349), the French fleet at Quiberon Bay saluted the USS Ranger, the first formal recognition of the U.S. flag by a foreign nation (1778), Karadjordje led the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire (1804), the Latter Day Saints’ first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was formed in Kirkland, Ohio (1835), James Polk became the first President of the United States to be photographed...

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Campus Question – February 13, 2018

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress that the FBI’s security clearance investigation of domestic abuser Rob Porter ended back in January, contradicting an Outhouse statement that the investigation was “still ongoing,” and a Outhouse official told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that “the [Chief of Staph John] Kelly coverup is unraveling right before our eyes.” And CNN’s Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak report that Porter was being considered for promotion until the Daily Mail exposed his history of domestic violence. Is the God-King’s response to domestic violence like his supporters’ response to racism:...

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Campus Chatter – February 13, 2018

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The original Norman tower of Cambridgeshire’s Ely Cathedral collapsed today (1322). Also, 13 French and 13 Italian knights fought in a tournament after drunken insults sparked the Challenge of Barletta (1503), Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to be tried by the Inquisition (1633), Spain recognized the independence of Portugal (1668), 38 men of the Clan MacDonald were killed and 40 of their wives and children would die of exposure when English troops carried out the Massacre of Glen Coe (1692), Andrei Şaguna presented Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I a petition...

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