Who Had the Worst Week?

  • The University of Texas and Texas A&M are the latest universities to ban TikTok due to privacy and security concerns. The two universities join others in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma and South Dakota that have banned the app.
  • Gun seizures at both DIA and in Denver Public Schools hit new records in 2022.
  • Denver ranks 17th-worst for for traffic in the U.S., and drivers waste an average of 54 hours in traffic jams.
  • Philadelphia Flyers player Ivan Provorov created a public backlash when he refused to participate in a pre-game warm-up wearing a Pride Night jersey, saying it violated his religious beliefs.
  • It’s been a tough week at JFK Airport. Just days after two Delta and American Airlines planes almost collided at high-speed on a runway, a JetBlue plane hit a second JetBlue plane in the gate area .
  • Less than a week after winning the college football national championship, University of Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock was killed in a single-car accident. He was not wearing a seat belt.
  • Harvard Medical School, perhaps you’ve heard of it, is the latest to withdraw from U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of best medical schools. Harvard’s dean said the “rankings cannot meaningfully reflect the high aspirations for educational excellence, graduate preparedness, and compassionate and equitable patient care.” 
  • Boston’s new statue honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. is not exactly winning fans. “Awkward” may be the nicest adjective that has been used to describe it.
  • A San Francisco art gallery owner has been arrested after spraying a homeless woman with a water hose to make her move away from his gallery. Video of the incident went viral on social media.
  • Twitter has seen a 40% drop in revenue as more than 500 advertisers have paused spending since Elon Musk took over.
  • Microsoft and Google are the latest tech companies to announce massive layoffs – a combined 22,000. Microsoft gets extra credit for hosting an executive event in Davos that featured singer Sting just hours before announcing the layoffs.

So, who won the week?

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