Happening in the World: The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This year’s Olympics are said to be the largest in history, with 92 countries competing. The opening ceremony also consisted of a historic handshake between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Yo-jong, the sister of Kim Jong-un. (NYT)
Happening in the US: Rob Porter, an aide to President Trump who was accused of domestic abuse, received farewell wishes from Trump after recently resigning. In response to the allegations, Trump stated, “We found out about it recently and I was surprised by it, but we certainly wish him well and it’s a tough time for him.” (BBC)
Happening in New York: When asked if he saw fare evasion as an indicator of poverty, Mayor de Blasio stated that he saw no evidence for such. “We see people who evade fares and have money, and we see people [who] evade fares and don’t have money.” (NY Daily News)
Happening on Campus: ADI is hosting DevFest, Columbia’s week-long hackathon and learnathon this week. Even if you don’t have any experience programming, there are lots of opportunities for you to learn and create things! Check out the Facebook event here and check out DevFest’s website for the schedule.
Overheard: At President Sian Beilock’s inauguration, “Sorry I made Spec and Bwog sit together; I know there’s a rivalry.”
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