MONEY: Recently, Harvard University announced that it won’t “seek or accept” the money handed to them as part of the gov’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Think: nearly $9 million. The why: growing criticism from, oh, members of Congress and Prez Trump, who pointed out that Harvard already has, you know, a $40 billion endowment. This comes after both Stanford University and Princeton University said they wouldn’t accept the money. Speaking of which, the House of Reps is planning to create an oversight committee that’d investigate how organizations are spending the gov’s coronavirus aid. You read that right.
PEOPLE: Today is the start of the NFL Draft. Things are going to be a liiiiiittle different. As in the whole thing will take place online, with Commissioner Roger Goodell announcing the teams’ picks from his basement. Oh, and in-home cameras will help catch players’ reactions. Already, there’ve been reports about glitches and technical difficulties during rehearsal. Stay tuned. In other news, a Change.org petition is asking streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime to pretty please give 60 days of free service. The petition, which has around 50,000 signatures, says streaming services are essential amid the coronavirus pandemic. Solid reasoning.
POLITICS: Prez Trump is cracking down. Reminder: it’s no secret that the US gov isn’t really a fan of Venezuela’s prez, Nicolas Maduro. So yesterday, Trump ordered Chevron to halt oil production in Venezuela. Yes, really. Big deal, since Venezuela's main export is oil - and Chevron is the only American oil biz still operating there. All of this is part of the US’s efforts to pressure Maduro. Meanwhile, the highest court in the Netherlands just ruled that doctors can legally euthanize some patients with severe dementia. The patients would need to make a written request before they developed an advanced form of the disease.