Happening in the World: A Brazilian court has upheld the corruption conviction of former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, potentially jeopardizing his current presidential campaign. He emerged as an early front-runner in the election this year but Brazilian law prohibits candidates with convictions held up on appeal to run for office, potientially opening the playing field for candidates. However, Lula’s fate may not be confirmed until as late as September, just a month before the election takes place. (NYT)
Happening in the US: Famed science fiction and fantasy author, Ursula Le Guin, passed away in her home at age 88. She is known for influencing a generation of genre writers and for works that challenged established notions of gender, sexuality, class and race. (BBC)
Happening in NYC: New York City has opened its first dog café! Unfortunately, Boris & Horton, located in the East Village, is BYOD (bring your own dog) but they will be hosting adoption and fostering events on the weekends! (USA Today)
Happening on Campus: The Human Rights Program at Barnard is hosting a Meet-and-Greet today at 6 pm in Diana 501. Talk to professors and current/prospective majors, while enjoying the provided refreshments. (Apparently there will be falafel.) Check out the Facebook event!
Overheard: “You’ve been in New York for five months and you don’t have a sugar daddy yet?”
Word of the Day: Ennui, shamelessly stolen from the French, is a feeling of listlessness or dissatisfaction stemming from a lack of excitement in your life, which I’m sure is something we all can relate to.
I should buy my dog that sweater via Bwog Archives