Happening Around The World: Yesterday, a volcanic eruption in central Japan killed a soldier and left 14 others injured after the explosion triggered an avalanche of snow. Six members of the military were doing an exercise in the area, and they along with over 100 others were evacuated from the region. (BBC)
Happening In The US: The Not So Great Government Shutdown of 2018 is over as Democrats led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) agreed to continue funding for three more weeks in exchange for a debate on the future of DACA. Many on the left are disappointed with this result, seeing it as capitulating to Republican leaders for the fourth temporary budget since last fall. (BBC)
Happening In NYC: Since Gothamist was shut down, us dailies have had to get creative with our local news sources. Today, another one is under attack, though this one seems well-deserved. NY Daily News Managing Editor Robert Moore is facing allegations of sexual harassment and creating a “sexualized atmosphere”, and is undergoing investigation by the paper’s parent company. (NPR)
Happening At Columbia: Supreme Court Justice/Columbia Alum/Badass Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming to campus! The lunch and discussion takes place on Sunday, February 11 as part of the “She Opened The Door” conference. Tickets are $15 and registration closes tomorrow, so be quick!
Overheard: “He thinks he’s God because he’s in SEAS.”