Happening in the world: Lebanese women are free to be themselves on women’s only beaches. (NY Times)
Happening in the US: The fringes of Hurricane Florence are battering the North Carolina coast. Although the storm has been downgraded to a category 1 hurricane, it is still dangerous, with up to 13 feet in storm surge predicted. (USA Today)
Happening in NYC: Andrew Cuomo beat gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primary. Nixon, who was spotted near Columbia yesterday, told her supporters that they had “already won,” despite her defeat. (CNN)
Happening on campus: “An Archive of Struggle: Celebrating the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial.” Join Celeste-Marie Bernier, professor of black studies at the University of Edinburgh; Africana Studies Professor Kim F. Hall; and other members of the Barnard community for a discussion of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.
Overseen/overheard: Cheryl Milstein at convocation: “I’m Cheryl Glicker-Milstein – Cheryl, Millie, what is it, girls?” It’s definitely Millie.
Book recommendation of the day: Good Omens. It’s funny, charming, and written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, two amazing authors. The footnotes are not to be missed.
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