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Derek Chauvin's wife requests to change her last name in divorce filing

  • Kellie Chauvin separated from her husband on May 28, the day before he was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd, according to the filing.
  • Chauvin said in the filing she wants to change her last name, among other requests.
  • Chauvin also requested full rights and titles to the couple's properties in Oakdale, Minnesota, and Windermere, Florida, located in the Orlando metropolitan area.
  • She has two children from her previous marriage, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported in a profile of Kellie Chauvin in 2018.
  • In 2018, she competed for Mrs. Minnesota, a pageant for married Minnesotans.
  • Her platform, she told the Pioneer Press, involved buying groceries for police officers and military members, rescuing animals and volunteering with a nonprofit for Hmong women, an ethnic group from southeast Asia that she belongs to, who recently moved to the US.

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MIT elects first black woman student body president in its 159-year history

  • Danielle Geathers and running mate Yu Jing Chen won the student government election earlier this month.
  • Geathers just finished her sophomore year at MIT and is majoring in mechanical engineering.
  • She said she plans to use her platform to make the school as inclusive as possible.
  • About six percent of undergraduates at MIT are black and 47 percent are women, according to the school.
  • MIT students had to leave campus in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, so Geathers campaigned online and through social media from her home in Miami, Florida.
  • She said that a lot of the work of the student government takes place in meetings with administrators, so she hopes to make the group more visible on campus.
  • Her term started once school got out for the semester and she's already been participating in meetings -- including discussions about how classes will resume in the Fall.

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