Happening in the world: Myanmar is experiencing militant violence between religious groups (Rohingya Muslim minority, Buddhist majority) and the government. Many are considering it genocide, but leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu denies allocations of ethnic cleansing.
Happening in the nation: After a few too many people responded to a Facebook event to shoot at Hurricane Irma in hopes of turning it around, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence had to tweet a warning (complete with a diagram) demonstrating why shooting 150mph winds is a bad idea.
Happening in NYC: Today, we recognize the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. If you’re in the mood for a good cry and/or want to pay your respects, head downtown to see exhibitions or the commemoration ceremony, which will be livestreamed as well .
Happening on Campus: Welcome to the second half of shopping period! If you’re not still in a frenzy to find courses, check out SGA’s first meeting of the year (where there will be free Pinkberry) or go on a guided historical tour of campus!
Overheard: (in a 616 suite) “In other words, we’re all already messing up this semester.”