Happening in the World: A New Zealand fisherman saved a drowning toddler after mistaking him for a porcelain doll floating in the ocean. The young boy had wandered away from his parent’s campsite while they were sleeping (The Guardian).

Happening in the U.S.: The Democrats took back the House of Representatives, gaining at least 26 seats. Republicans retain control of the Senate (NY Times).

Happening in NYC: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wins the congressional election in New York’s 14 district, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress (CNN).

Happening on Campus: There will be a conversation with Liza Donnelly, a Cultural Envoy with the U.S. State Department and writer for the The New Times and The New Yorker, among other things. The event will be held in the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard from 6:30-8:00pm.

Obscure Food of the Day: Bagels

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