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Andraka named Truman scholar

The scholarship, awarded in honor of former U.S. President Harry Truman, recognizes students across the country who plan to pursue careers in public service. It awards them $30,000 to put towards graduate education. Andraka was one of fifty-nine Truman Scholars who were selected from a pool of more than 750 students nominated by their institutions.

Controversial Cardinal Conversations speaker Murray sparks peaceful anti-racist rally

Controversial social scientist Charles Murray and Freeman Spogli Institute senior fellow Francis Fukuyama discussed inequality and populism at the Hoover Institute on Thursday night in the second of four Cardinal Conversations, a program that aims to promote open political discourse on campus.

The event had visibly low attendance, with most of the back segment — around 100 seats — of the 400-person auditorium unfilled. Towards the front of the room, multiple reserved seats were left empty, as were several in the first row.

Meanwhile, across the street at the History Corner, “Take Back The Mic” counter-programming protested Murray and statements he has made regarding the relationship between class, race and intelligence.