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Week In Review

By Caroline Solochewicz Edited by Elissa D. Hecker


Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News:

Entertainment

Court Sides With Judy Huth, Who Accused Bill Cosby of a 1975 Sexual Assault

Huth first came forward with claims in 2014 stating she was accused at the age of 16 in the Playboy Mansion. She was awarded $500,000.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/21/arts/bill-cosby-verdict-judy-huth


The Viral Spiral

Several artists, including Halsey, have expressed their frustrations with marketing and music specifically in regards to TikTok.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/16/style/tiktok-viral-music-marketing.html


Paul Haggis Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges in Italy

Oscar-winning director and writer was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual violence and aggravated personal injuries in Italy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/19/arts/paul-haggis-arrested-sexual-assault-italy.html


Arts

FBI Raids Orlando Museum and Removes Basquiat Paintings

25 paintings were seized after an affidavit called into question their origin and authenticity. Additionally, the affidavit issued highlighted two possible crimes: conspiracy and wire fraud.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/arts/design/fbi-orlando-museum-basquiat.html


The Avatars Wear Prada

Designers including Balenciaga and Thom Browne have a say in what avatars wear in the metaverse allowing for a blend of fashion and technology. Designers say it's more than an just an advertisement - it's an authentic display of their brands.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/style/meta-avatar-store-balenciaga-prada.html


You Don't Want to Wear a Mask? Do It for Hugh Jackman.

Starting in July, Broadway will no longer require masks; however, actors and theater employees are pushing back. Hugh Jackman is one of many actors who have tested positive for Covid twice during the run of his production.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/nyregion/masks-broadway.html


Opera's Lack of Diversity Extends to Offstage, a Study Shows

A study has shown that the American Opera lacks diversity. Many Black, Latino, and Asian singers have long struggled with being cast in main roles and there is very little diversity within the administration of the organizations themselves.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/arts/music/opera-diversity.html


In a Return to the Land, Tribes Will Jointly Manage a National Monument

Five Native American tribes will work closely with the Bureau of Land Management to conserve a national monument in Utah. This is a huge step for the Native Americans who wish to conserve land rather than watch it be dismantled into another national park.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/20/us/bears-ears-native-american-tribes-management.html


Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe

The E.U. has prohibited certain pigments, finding them hazardous to humans. Artists around the world are struggling with finding replacements.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/19/health/tattoo-ink-europe.html


Sports

We Can Do Better Than Title IX

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. One of its motives was to ensure that American girls could enjoy the same opportunities as boys in schools specifically in sports. Yet 50 years later, women are still experiencing challenges that men athletes don't.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/opinion/title-ix.html?searchResultPosition=1


Brittney Griner's Supporters Call on Biden to Strike a Deal to Free Her

Griner was detained in Russia in February on accusations that she had hashish oil in her luggage and dozens of organizations, including L.G.B.T.Q voters, have urged that the Biden administration to make a deal to bring the athlete back home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/us/politics/brittney-griner-letter-biden.html


Larry Nassar Loses Last Appeal in Sexual Assault Scandal

Nassar was sentenced on three counts of criminal sexual assault on gymnasts, including Olympic medalists.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/61923886.amp


Olympics Snub Women's Nordic Combined and Put the Sport on Notice

The International Olympic Committee decided not to include a women's Nordic event after claiming that not enough countries had women athletes competing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/sports/olympics/winter-sports-2026-ioc.html


Ohio State Secures 'THE' Trademark for Clothing and Merchandise After Three Year Legal Battle

Three years after filing an application, the Ohio State University has secured the trademark against Marc Jacobs for the world "THE." The trademark is to be used on branded products including clothing and merchandise.

https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/ohio-state-secures-the-trademark-for-clothing-merchandise-after-three-year-legal-battle/


Detroit Free Press Sues Michigan State Over Mel Tucker Contract Information

The newspaper argues that the school should disclose contracts and be transparent about what is promised in exchange for monetary gifts.

https://www.si.com/college/2022/06/22/detroit-free-press-sued-michigan-state-over-mel-tucker-contract-information


Panel Finds That Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

A congressional panel has said that it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a "shadow investigation" of accusers in regards to workplace misconduct and has interfered with evidence.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/sports/football/dan-snyder-harassment-news-congress.html


Attorneys for Former LSU Athletic Staffer Face Sanctions as Racketeering Claims Rejected

A federal judge has dismissed Lewis's claims filed last year that her LSU coworkers and superiors retaliated against her for reporting sexual misconduct.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/courts/article_18037186-f0d6-11ec-b8bb-cbdd43d24ff9.html


NFL Asks Federal Court to Send Brian Flores's Racial Discrimination Lawsuit to Arbitration

The NFL pushed for arbitration in regards to Brian Flores' racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL and coaches. Flores argues that arbitration will force secrecy and that his fundamental right to a jury is critical in this matter.

https://theathletic.com/news/nfl-brian-flores-lawsuit-arbitration/OiJlq6jX1bkh/


Deshaun Watson Settles 20 of the 24 Sexual Misconduct Cases Against Him

Watson, a player for the Cleveland Browns has settled with 20 women on sexual misconduct lawsuits.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/sports/football/deshaun-watson-settlements.html


FINA Restricts Transgender Women From Competing at Elite Level

The international swimming federation bars transgender women who have experienced male puberty.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/19/sports/fina-transgender-women-elite-swimming.html


Paris St-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi Acquitted in FIFA Media Rights Investigation

Paris soccer team president and chairman of the European Club Association, Al-Khelaifi has been cleared of corruption by a Swiss appeals court.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/61923886.amp


Federal Government Freezes Hockey Canada Funding Over Handling of Assault Allegations

Federal funding has been suspended to Hockey Canada after news of a woman who claimed that she was assaulted by members of the Canadian gold-medal winning junior hockey team received a settlement last month.

https://www.nsnews.com/national-sports/federal-government-freezes-hockey-canada-funding-over-handling-of-assault-allegations-5506854


Technology/Media

Meta Agrees to Alter Ad Technology in Settlement With U.S.

After being accused of discrimination against users based on their race, gender, religion, and other critical characteristics, Meta agreed to alter its ad technology and will pay a penalty in a settlement with the Justice Department.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/technology/meta-ad-targeting-settlement.html#:~:text=SAN%20FRANCISCO%20%E2%80%94%20Meta%20on%20Tuesday,on%20their%20race%2C%20gender%20and


Judge Allows Fox News Defamation Suit to Include Fox Corporation

Judge Davis ruled that the defamation lawsuit against Fox will not be dismissed. She stated that there were facts supporting the claim that the corporation executives were "directly liable" for what was put on air and that they participated in defamatory statements.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/business/media/fox-news-dominion-suit.html


Microsoft Plans to Eliminate Face Analysis Tools in Push for 'Responsible A.I.'

Microsoft will stop offering automated tools that predict a person's gender, age, and emotional state as it restricts the use of facial recognition tools.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/technology/microsoft-facial-recognition.html#:~:text=the%20main%20story-,Microsoft%20Plans%20to%20Eliminate%20Face%20Analysis%20Tools%20in%20Push%20for,of%20its%20facial%20recognition%20tool.


General News

Special Edition: Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ended the constitutional right to abortion after nearly 50 years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/briefing/roe-v-wade-abortion-supreme-court-guns.html


Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Law Limiting Guns in Public

The Supreme Court struck down a New York law that placed strict limits on carrying guns outside of people's homes. Several justices dissented on the matter, highlighting the recent tragedy in Texas.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/us/supreme-court-ny-open-carry-gun-law.html


President Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate

President Biden signed into law a bipartisan gun bill, which intends to prevent dangerous people from having access to firearms and increase funding in the mental health system in the U.S.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/25/us/politics/gun-control-bill-biden.html


Congress Clears Bill to Extend Free Meals for Children Through the Summer

A pandemic bill passed was extended and allows for the continuation of free meals and other food assistance for children in an effort to prevent them from going hungry.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/us/politics/school-meal-aid-bill-congress.html


New Biden Rules Would Bar Discrimination Against Transgender Students

The proposed rules by Biden prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in schools, going against many state legislators and conservatives.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/us/politics/biden-transgender-students-discrimination.html


Biden Administration Tosses Trump Definition of 'Habitat' for Endangered Species

The Trump administration narrowed restrictions pertaining to endangered wildlife and the Biden administration has thrown out its definition of "habitat", returning to an understanding that existed before Trump.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/climate/biden-endangered-species-habitat.html


Deborah Birx Says Trump White House Asked Her to Weaken Covid Guidance

Former White House coordinator has said that there was a consistent effort to lessen restrictions in the midst of the pandemic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/us/birx-trump-covid-guidance.html


Millions of Tax Returns Have Not Been Processed as the IRS Tries to Clear its Backlog

The IRS began the tax season behind on nearly 8 million unfinished returns. Most of the backlog is due to paper returns, which take longer than those filed electronically.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/business/irs-backlog.html


The FDA Aims to Cut Down on Smoking by Slashing Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The FDA is attempting to cut down the levels of nicotine in cigarettes in response to a national public health concern. The proposal would take years to go into effect and would make the United States one of the leading countries with such an agenda. The only other nation with such an advanced plan is New Zealand.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/health/fda-nicotine-cigarettes.html


Companies Are More Vocal Than Ever on Social Issues. Not on Abortion.

Most American companies have chosen to not speak out about the Supreme Court decision and those that did focused more on their own health care policies instead of taking a political stance. Even the companies who have spoken out about L.G.B.T.Q rights and Black Lives Matter were quiet.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/business/abortion-roe-wade-companies.html


Juul Gets Temporary Reprieve to Keep Selling Its E-Cigarettes

Juul has appealed the FDA order requiring a ban on the sale of all Juul products, allowing it to keep the e-cigarette on the market until further notice.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/health/juul-ecigarettes-ban.html

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