Hump Day Update
NCU students, we at the Northerner know it’s hard to follow anything going on in the news. There are so many different outlets, so many different stories, and it’s hard to even know what is true. We’re here to help! Starting today, every Wednesday we’ll have a curated list of news that is relevant (some what) to college students at the local, national and international levels. Each topic will have a summary but click on the link to read the full story. News made easy by your friends at the Northerner.
Walz Signs Gender-Affirming Order
In an effort for equality, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed “…an executive order reaffirming existing rights for trans people in Minnesota to access gender-affirming care.” This includes medical care and will be put into effect 15 days after it is published.
For the second night, protestors gathered in Georgia’s capital, protesting a possible law that designates groups as “foreign agents” if more than 20% of their funds comes from out of the country. Many are comparing this law to a similar one in Russia. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky supported the protestors as are many others.
International Woman’s Day was first celebrated in 1911, not in Minneapolis, but in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, which makes this year the 111th celebration. It was all started by a labor movement in New York City in 1908 when the first National Woman’s Day was celebrated.