Happening in the World: The UN Human Rights Council decided to establish a body that would prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar for future prosecution. It suggested prosecution on charges of genocide for a campaign that forcefully pushed 750,000 Rohingya Muslims to escape to Bangladesh and crimes against humanity against other ethnic minorities. The creation of this body was co-sponsored by more than 100 countries from around the world (New York Times).
Happening in the US: The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Tesla CEO Elon Musk for tweeting “false and misleading” statements to his investors. The SEC now seeks to bar Musk from being a director of a publicly traded company (BBC).
Happening in NYC: Today’s the first day of the 56th New York Film Festival! It will run until October 14th at Lincoln Center. Whether you’re a film fanatic or just want to catch some celebrity sightings, click here to buy tickets before they all sell out.
Happening on Campus: As a part of Voting Week 2018, the largest political event on campus running from September 28 to October 6, Columbia Political Union will be hosting Rockin’ the Vote. There will be music, voter registration/absentee ballots, and pocket constitutions, so make sure to stop by the Butler lawns today, from 5 to 7 pm!
Freebie of the Day: On my way to pick up food at Thai Market, a lady on Amsterdam Ave & W 108th St offered me a mysterious item. I was really hungry and she was very persistent, so I shoved the item into my bag without looking at it. Fast-forward to a picnic on the Butler lawns, my friends and I realized that it was a safe sex kit by Marc Jacobs. Who knew safe sex could be used as a fashion statement?
marc jacobs really knows what’s up via my subpar photography skills