Radio Western News Update

NEWSCAST: Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Shloak Srivastava

CAMPUS:
- Sara Mai Chitty, BA’14, MA’15, Indigenous Curriculum, and Pedagogy Advisor, says that most people across campus are either unfamiliar with or uncertain about Indigenizing and decolonizing curriculum.

- A group of Western University alumni is asking the university to take concrete actions to mend the pain caused by J. Philippe Rushton, the late psychology professor who fostered anti-Black racism through his teachings that attempted to link race and intelligence.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL: 
- After 38 years of business in east London, Ont. the Imperio Banquet Hall run by the Vieras family is closing its doors for good.

- The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) said that it is preparing for new possibilities when school returns in September that may include no French classes and shortened school days.

SPORTS
- If the postponed Tokyo Olympics do not go-ahead next year due to COVID-19 then the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will likely also fall victim to the pandemic.

- Harry Kane’s second-half double gave Tottenham Spurs a vital 3-1 win in their chase for the Europa League places against a slightly unlucky Newcastle.

INTERNATIONAL: 
- Hopes for a working COVID-19 vaccine are growing as two projects in the UK and US have reported promising results in their early experiments.

WEATHER
- Expect the temperatures to be around 24 degrees Celsius today. It will be cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of precipitation. On Friday, expect the temperatures to be around 32 degrees.