On Tuesday, August 4th, the Colombian Supreme Court sentenced ex-President Álvaro Uribe Vélez to house arrest. The Colombian politician was accused of obstruction of justice through witness tampering in a case against his brother, Santiago Uribe Vélez.
Many NYU Shanghai club presidents have concerns for this coming semester. In-person meetings will not be feasible, club engagement last semester was low, planning ahead is extremely difficult, there will be obstacles to connecting with freshmen, and ensuring balanced group dynamics between Chinese and international students will presumably pose challenges.
To tackle the soaring unemployment rate in the U.S. as the states struggle to combat the deadly COVID-19 virus, the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program (FPUC) was introduced to provide an additional $600 to families who qualify for unemployment compensation. However, as the expiration date for the FPUC nears, families across the nation will continue to face uncertainty and financial hardship without an extension from Congress.
In a policy move that leaves many international companies scrambling, the European Court of Justice ruled that a data-sharing agreement between European Union member states and the United States fails to properly protect E.U. citizens’ personal data.
After Vice Chancellor Lehman’s email, “Update Concerning Fall 2020 Semester,” many in the international student community were left disappointed and full of concerns (which are outlined in Isabella Cuellar's article "NYU Shanghai's International Sdents Face Uncertainty for Fall 2020"). OCA reached out to the Vice Chancellor in order to gain clarification on several of these issues, and asked him several of these pressing questions.
What seemed to be a negotiation about money is actually closely linked to political values. The global pandemic has not only exposed the stark differences between countries, but also how we should cooperate regardless.