Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor on Wednesday due to a lack of needed support from certain Republican senators, including Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Also, Pudzer faced a variety of criticisms ranging from his business record running the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.’s fast-food chains to previous allegations of domestic spousal abuse made by his ex-wife. Puzder’s policy proposals have drawn criticisms from labor unions and pro-labor groups were concerned about Puzder’s policies that would have potentially undermined minimum wage increases, overtime pay, and enforcement of wage and working hour violations.
In a statement to the Press, Puzder said: “I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity. I want to thank President Trump for his nomination. I also thank my family and my many supporters – employees, businesses, friends and people who have voiced their praise and hopeful optimism for the policies and new thinking I would have brought to America as Secretary of Labor.”
Last Friday, hundreds of Catholic University of America students poured into the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, to get a front row seat for Mr. CUA 2017. Students were especially excited for the event, since the theme for this year’s competition was based off of the hit ABC television show, ‘The Bachelor’. In keeping with the theme, the Great Room was decorated with red curtains and bright lights, as well as a limousine facade and stage. As the lights dimmed, students greeted the show’s two hosts, seniors Spencer Tripp and Brie Zschech, with a loud round of applause.
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by Rachel Gallagher
As the 2017 spring semester continues, the Catholic University of America’s chapter of She’s the First begins its inaugural semester. She’s the First is a non-profit organization, which according to their website, works to provide scholarships for “girls in low-income countries, fostering first-generation graduates and cultivating the next generation of global leaders.”
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by Makenzie Winter
Students at Catholic University of America said goodbye to Cupid and hello to a little love advice from The Dating Doctor, on February 13, 2017. David Coleman, relationship consultant and honored National Entertainer of the Year by The National Association for Campus Activities, shared his wisdom on friendships, friendzones, exes, healthy relationships, attraction, and relationship red flags with Catholic University of America students.
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by Sarah Donofrio
The Hispanic Film Festival, sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, showed its first films on Wednesday, February 15th as part of the university’s International Week. The theme of the Hispanic Film Festival is “Transient Identities,” and discusses the migration, circulation, and displacement of people.
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In this issue:
- Mr. CUA 2017
- International Week
- She’s the First Club Profile
- CUA Reacts: The Grammys
- Men’s Basketball Beats Rival Scranton
- Globe Trotters
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By Stephen Calandrino
Imagine a group of Allied troops who had been cryogenically frozen during the war woke up today to the sound of someone screaming “Help! Nazis!”. They turn to see violent mobs of vagrants destroying property and assaulting innocent people for the high crime of attending a speech given by an openly gay, ethnically Jewish man named Milo Yiannopolous. Without a shed of doubt in their mind, they’d take the rioters for the Nazis, and handle them accordingly.
Continue reading The Left’s War on Free Speech
By Sarah Donofrio
The First Year Experience Speaker Series hosted its first speaker of the spring semester on Wednesday, February 8th. The presentation was entitled “Stillness and Silence: The Beginning and the End of Academic Life” and was presented by Freshman Year Experience Teaching Fellow Carl Vater. Vater’s lecture engaged students by discussing new philosophical ideas in the context of the texts the freshmen class has studied in their Learning Communities.
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By Erica Fuller
At the latest Student Government Association Meeting on Monday freshman Cavan Hagerty was elected to a vacant Senate position. He was elected despite the objections raised and disagreements between the current leadership and the former Vice President of Catholic University’s Student Government Association.
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