Bwoglines: Stop Screwing People Over Edition
Written by Thomas Saenz
Happening Around The World: Angela Merkel wins her fourth term as German chancellor, a feat for her party’s platform. This victory was overshadowed by the fact that Alternative for Democracy, a nationalist party, ended up winning the most chairs in their history and became the third largest group in parliament, a factor that allows for far-right politicians (yikes) to have more power. (BBC)
Happening In The US: Donald Trump proposed a third resolution to his previously-failed Travel Ban, this time including North Korea, Chad and Venezuela, countries that have already been screwed over by previous presidencies. Now fully included on the list are Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea; Venezuela, while still included the ban, only restricts government officials and their families. (NY Times)
Happening in NYC: Chances are if you weren’t lying in your bed hungover and walked more than 10 feet outside yesterday, you may have noticed it was hot as hell. Scientists confirmed, in fact, that it was hot – so hot that Central Park broke its record for the highest temperature on the first weekend of fall, reaching a peak of 91°F/32°C in the afternoon. (NBC)
Happening At Columbia: Interested in hearing about the relationship between art and current events? “Here/Say: Framing, Part 1 [Classification]” is happening TODAY at 7:00-8:30 PM in the Diana Center. Come listen to curator Jacqueline Mabey and artist Joiri Minaya in the first session of their series!
Overseen(?) at Columbia: On the John Jay 10 Lounge whiteboard, there is a running tally for the “times Lola says STFU.” There are 63 tallies. We feel you, Lola.
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