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Attend a Talk with Professor Jennifer Freyd on Sexual Assault and Harassment

Jennifer Freyd, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, will be giving a talk on campus on Monday, April 9th in the ELC 272 Forum at 7 p.m.

The title of her talk will be “Sexual Assault and Harassment: Moving from Institutional Betrayal to Institutional Courage.”

Policy Updates

Domestic News

Bond Prices Retreat As Investor’s Trade Fear Wane

Bond prices rose as the yield to maturity of the 10-year U.S. Treasury Notes decreased, resulting from the rebound of stock prices. Investors started to sell off their bonds under the expectation that the U.S. will soften its stance on the trade negotiation with China.

Scott Pruitt’s Job In Jeopardy Amid Expanding Ethical Issues

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt improperly raised the salary for one of his senior staff in the agency and ignored the warning from the Chief of Staff about being cautious.

International News

Palestinian Death Toll Mounts As Thousands Protested On Gaza Border

At least seven people were killed by the Israeli soldiers according to the report by the Health Ministry controlled by Hamas. The international human rights organization has called on Israel to act with extreme caution.

Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Defies 5 P.M. Arrest Deadline

Former Brazilian President Lula’s supporters initiated a showdown with the law enforcement. Critics of Lula’s administration voiced that that the arrest of Lula will be a watershed for the era of Brazil’s systematic corruption.

Weekly Opinion

Is There a Balance Between Privacy and Data Collection

Facebook’s improper exploitation of the users’ privacy has placed it in a super difficult position. Then where is the boundary of private data protection?









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