Happening in the World: A devastating fire in a hospital specializing in care for the elderly in Miryang, South Korea has killed at least 37 people and injured about 130. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but the owner and manager of the building the hospital is housed in were arrested for malfunctioning sprinkler systems among other safety violations. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Despite opposition from both the left and right, Republicans are beginning to express agreement with Trump’s new immigration policy proposal, with Congressmen like Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas calling it “generous and humane.” (US News)
Happening in NYC: Rebekah Mercer, a board member of the American Museum of Natural History, is facing pressure to step down from her position. Hundreds of scientists have endorsed an open letter to Mercer, a long-time donor of several climate change-denying conservative groups, encouraging her to resign. (NYT)
Happening on Campus: Columbia’s MFA Sound Art Winter Exhibition is happening today from 2 to 8 pm! The works presented in the exhibition feature a unique approach to sound, including performance, video, computer programming, and sculpture. Check out the Facebook event here.
Overseen: A pair of underwear in the corner of a John Jay elevator, pictured to the right.
Elevator goodies via Bwogger