Summer News Briefs

By James Crowell
August 28, 2011

Obama announces Bin Laden’s death

President Obama announced on Sunday, May 1 that Osama Bin Laden was killed in a firefight with United States forces in Pakistan.  Bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and leader of al-Qaida, eluded the American military for nearly a decade until he was cornered and killed after resisting in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Read the original story on | Sunday, May 1, 2011


Hackers urge continuing cyber-attacks

LulzSec, the computer hacker group that claimed responsibility for several high-profile attacks, including the compromise of user accounts from Sony Pictures and the CIA website, announced that it would disband.  In their farewell message posted on June 26, the hacker group urged other hackers to join the “revolution” aimed at governments and corporations seen as corrupt.

Read the original story on | Sunday, June 26, 2011


Space shuttle program ends after 30 years

NASA’s space shuttle Atlantis touched down just before 6 a.m. on July 21, ending an era of American space exploration.  Atlantis’ last flight concludes NASA’s 135th shuttle mission and 30-year run as the primary way NASA astronauts reached low-earth orbit and the International Space Station.  Astronauts will now have to depend on the Russian Federal Space Agency for travel into space.

Read the original story on | Thursday, July 21, 2011


Flowing water found on Mars

Reporting their findings in the Aug. 5 issue of the Journal Science, scientists stated that there are findings that show the presence of liquid water on the surface of Mars.   Shifting dark streaks on the Martian surface suggested water, according to scientists.  Mars may be teaming with microbial organisms, which could indicate that life is not confined to Earth and we are not alone in the universe.

Read the original story on | Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011


Rebels take control of Tripoli

NATO airstrikes enabled rebels to take possession of Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s compound on Aug. 23, unofficially ending Gadhafi’s 42-year dictatorship in Libya.   Rebels, however, could not find Gadhafi or members of his family during the raid on the capital city.

Read the original story on | Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011


Hurricane slams East Coast, Philadelphia region

As Hurricane Irene moved into New England, record flooding and widespread wind damage were left in its wake.   Much of southeastern Pennsylvania and the tri-state area continued to flood due to local rivers reaching flood-stage.  For instance, the Schuylkill River crested at 13.56 feet at 2:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Read the original story on | Sunday, Aug 28, 2011


Cabrini plans to create ‘green’ campus

After discussion with Radnor Township and more input from neighbors, the Gateway Project has been revised and will be on the agenda of the Planning Commission’s Sept. 6 meeting set for 7:30 p.m. at the Radnor Township Building.  A parking structure at the southern end of campus across Eagle Road from Eastern University is the major part of this project.

Read the original story on | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2011


College receives national recognition

Cabrini has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. Since the Honor Roll’s inception in 2006, Cabrini has been appointed every year.

Read the original story on | Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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James Crowell

Senior com major at Cabrini College. Technical Director for LOQation. On-Air personality on WYBF-FM. Past News editor for The Loquitur, 2011-12. Passion for videography, tech news & quantum mechanics. Follow me @JamesCrowellJr

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