News Briefs: Jan. 26


JCPenny is partnering with Kansas State’s Career Center to provide students with affordable prices on professional attire. On Sunday, JCPenny at Manhattan Town Center will host an after-hours event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. open exclusively for K-State students. With a valid student ID, students can receive 40 percent discount on regular, sale and clearance business apparel. The first 150 students in line may also receive giveaways from Sephora and the JCPenny Salon.

The Securities and Exchange Commission advises the use of caution before buying into cryptocurrency. According to NPR, SEC chairman Jay Clayton said cryptocurrency markets have “substantially less” investor protections than traditional markets along with increased potential for fraud and manipulation. Furthermore, the SEC sees cryptocurrencies as “too new and poorly understood” to integrate into traditional exchanges.

Researchers in China have successfully cloned two monkeys. The two monkeys, identical twins named Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, are the first primates to be created by cloning. According to The Atlantic, researchers used the same process used to produce Dolly the sheep nearly two decades ago. The team of researchers transferred fetal connective tissue cells into 127 eggs, of which 109 developed into embryos, and 79 were transferred to 21 surrogates. Only six of the surrogate monkeys fell pregnant, and there were only two live births.

The White House has released a list of parameters regarding immigration legislation. According to CBS News, the plan presented to Congress on Thursday includes a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children in exchange for $25 million to build a border wall, an end to the visa lottery system and increased restrictions on family-based immigration. During an impromptu press conference Wednesday evening, President Trump said the path to citizenship would be offered to undocumented immigrants under protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and take ten to 12 years to complete.

Hey, hi, hello! I’m Rachel Hogan, the copy chief for The Collegian. I’m a senior in journalism from Olathe, Kansas. When I’m not at work in the newsroom, I like to spend my time cuddling with my dog, working as a barista and laughing with my friends.