Q30 Newscast: Active Shooter Training, National Engineers Week and Ukraine War Anniversary

On this week’s Newscast, Vanessa Blasi and James Blennau are on the main desk to start the show. Olivia Kettell spoke with Chief of Public Safety Tony Reyes about the new active shooter training for students to complete. The anchors have information on a recent focus group held to discuss LGBTQ+ experiences, the latest Critical Conversation on policing, and an engagement fair held in the School of Business. Andrew Reynolds has the story on National Engineers Week at Quinnipiac and all the related events. Vanessa and James discuss the launch of Quinnipiac’s College Tour TV episode and an On the Rocks event to celebrate it, cap and gown ordering information for graduates and Ash Wednesday services on campus.

Katie Coen provides an update on the war in Ukraine as its one year anniversary approaches and previews a campus event honoring it this weekend. Ben Kane provides this week’s political news updates including the first Black woman elected to congress in Virginia, the Rhode Island senator stepping down and media release of Capitol riot footage. Santino Maione has this upcoming week’s weather forecast and current temperatures around Connecticut. Julia Barcello has the story on the proposed TikTok ban in several states. Keenan Mills is in the studio for news updates from around the country, including former President Jimmy Carter in hospice care, the Alex Murdaugh trial and a Mardi Gras parade shooting.

Beckett Calkins joins the show to provide an update on all things Quinnipiac athletics, including a recap of the Battle of Whitney Ave., men’s basketball and and men’s lacrosse. In the revival of previous Q30 News segment “QuinniPeople,” Samantha Perelli spoke with student Zumba instructor Alyssa Carroll about her passion.