Keeping it Brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-chief

  1. State of the Union Address – President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. The annual speech will outline the President’s agenda and points of attention for the 2018 term. Listen to this podcast to find out what to hear from the President this week.
  2. 60th Annual Grammys – The Grammy Awards took place this past weekend Jan. 27-28. After the Saturday ceremony, rapper Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars walked away with the most wins. Going into Sunday, Lamar, Mars and Jay-Z all had several more nominations. Click here for the complete list of winners.
  3. Immigration deal in the works – Last week, Congress voted to keep the government open until Feb. 8, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to try to reach a compromise on immigration by that date. The biggest points of controversy include the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the President’s wall plan. Read more here.
  4. Super Bowl LII – Next Sunday, Feb. 4, the 52nd Super Bowl will take place at 6:30 p.m. The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Justin Timberlake will be performing during halftime. For more information, click here.
  5. US Olympic Committee asks remaining USA Gymnastics board members to resign – Following Larry Nassar’s sentencing, USOC has given the remaining board members of USAG until this Wednesday, Jan. 31 to resign. If they fail to do so, USOC will revoke the board’s status as a sports governing committee. Michigan State President, Lou Anna Simon, resigned last Wednesday. Read more here.