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Starbucks to close 8,000 stores on May 29 after arrests of two black men at Philadelphia outlet

(04/18/18 5:57am)

The wrongful arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks has been met with widespread backlash, prompting a nation-wide conversation on implicit bias and racial discrimination. In a recent announcement, Starbucks said they would close all of its stores in the United States on May 29 for employees to go through racial-bias training, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Following Penn's lead, Cornell University rescinds award granted to Steve Wynn

(02/14/18 11:43pm)

Two weeks after the former Penn Trustee Steve Wynn was accused of multiple accounts of sexual misconduct, Cornell University has decided to revoke the Hospitality Icon Award that was given to the hotel mogul last year. This is the latest development in the ongoing fallout from  an investigation launched by the Wall Street Journal detailing a "decades-long" pattern of misconduct.