Happening in the World: The International Committee of the Red Cross revealed that 21 of its staff members engaged in sexual misconduct within the last three years. This follows the report that Plan International, a children’s aid agency, confirmed six cases of sexual abuse or child exploitation by its staff members and associates. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Rick Gates, a former senior adviser to Trump’s election campaign, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and false statement charges in the special council’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. This marks a shift from Gates’ refusal to cooperate with the investigation. (US News)
Happening in NYC: WNYC has bought Gothamist, a New York City news site that was shut down three months ago. The relaunch was funded by a group of anonymous donors with the intention to integrate Gothamist, along with its satellite sites in Los Angeles and Washington, with public radio. (NYT)
Happening on Campus: MAKECU, Columbia’s undergraduate hardware hackathon, starts today and will go on through tomorrow afternoon. Check-in starts at 12 pm and hacking commences at 4 pm. Check out the website for registration and the schedule.
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