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Peek at the Week: February 25th – March 1st

  • Posted by: Nathaniel Haeberle-gosweiler
  • Posted Date: February 25, 2019
  • Filed Under: Library News


This Week in the Library

Monday

Midterm Proctoring, Room 205, 9:00a – 5:00p

Jasmine Cobb, PhD on “New Growth, the texture of Black Hair after Emancipation, Garey Hall, 12:00p – 1:30p

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 4:00p – 9:00p

Digital Humanities with Lauren Shohet/Bob Beck, Room 214, 4:30p – 7:00p

Tuesday

Midterm Proctoring, Room 205, 9:00a – 5:00p

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 11:30a – 2:30p & 4:00p – 9:00p

Post Graduate Readiness, Room 301, 2:30p – 3:30p

General Biology Study Group, Room 205, 7:00p – 9:00p

Wednesday

Midterm Proctoring, Room 205, 9:00a – 5:00p

CASA Restorative Conference, Room 206, 10:30a – 12:30p

Best Practices for Course Material Adoption, Room 206, 12:30p – 1:30p

Midterm Madness, First Floor, 1:00p – 3:00p

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 4:00p – 9:00p

Anatomy and Physiology Study Group, Room 205, 7:00p – 9:00p

Thursday

Midterm Proctoring, Room 205, 9:00a – 5:00p

Wildcat Crossing Committee Meeting, Room 206, 2:00p – 3:00p

The Learners’ Studio, Room 301, 4:00p – 9:00p

Friday

Midterm Proctoring, Room 205, 9:00a – 5:00p

Webinar Viewing and Discussion, Room 206, 1:45p – 3:30p


This Day in History

Researched by Brandon Boyer

February 25, 1964- Muhammad Ali Defeats Sonny Liston To Win His First World Heavyweight Championship

On this day in 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, defeated champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win his first world heavyweight title. Despite Clay being viewed as the underdog against an intimidating Liston, he repeatedly taunted the champion during the buildup to the fight, boasting that he would win the fight by knockout. On February 25, Clay’s prediction came true when he defeated the champion after six rounds, using his speed and footwork to outmaneuver Liston and win the fight by technical knockout, declaring to the world, “I am the greatest!”

When the two fighters met again for a rematch on May 25, 1965, Clay had already become a member of the Nation of Islam, taking on the name Muhammad Ali. Ali defeated Liston by first round knockout, though some speculated Liston threw the fight due to retaliation from the Nation of Islam. In 1967, Ali was stripped of his title and banned from boxing for three years, after having been convicted of draft dodging for his refusal to join the army during the Vietnam War. In 1971, the Supreme Court reversed his conviction and three years later, Ali defeated George Foreman at the “Rumble in the Jungle” to reclaim his heavyweight title.

Ali would retire from boxing in 1981 with a record of 56 wins, 5 losses, and 37 knockouts. He passed away on June 3rd, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Sonny Liston was found dead in his home on January 5, 1971, his cause of death a mystery. His record was 50 wins, 4 losses, and 39 knockouts.

References

Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston. (2009, November 16). Retrieved from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cassius-clay-defeats-sonny-liston


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