I’ve been so caught up with my not-so-casual obsession with photography and food that I’ve neglected the more serious side of Burritos & Mosquitos. Back after much popular demand (not), is #newsroundup! All the big and interesting tidbits of news going on this week, conveniently placed here for you. Read, think, enjoy!
:: NATION ::
NYT – Justices Take Up Race as a Factor in College Entry. This one is a doozy. Affirmative action kind of seems like a thing of the past to me, but the Supreme Court is going to hear a big case related to race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas. Could have HUGE implications for universities and grad schools and students of all races.
:: LOCAL ::
Daily Trojan – Los Angeles should not redraw District 9. Oops. Tootin’ my own horn a bit here, but I wrote an opinion piece on redistricting in LA. It’s actually a really big deal and shows a lot of the deep divides between SC and the surrounding community. Pay attention.
:: HEALTH ::
Today, the FDA will review Qnexa, possibly making it the first new FDA-approved weight loss drug since 1999: Weight-Loss Drug Qnexa Under FDA Safety Review. Would you take it if approved?
:: EAT ::
NYT – Pie Fidelity. Just a well-written piece about pie. Nothing more, nothing less. Boom.
:: WATCH ::
Yay! NBC’s Community comes back in a couple weeks. Get all the deets here. Community Returns on March 15