Happening in the World: Archaeologists discovered the world’s oldest known figurative cave painting in Borneo. The painting depicts a species of cattle and is thought to be over 40,000 years old. (The Guardian)
Happening in the US: Jeff Sessions was forced to resign as US Attorney General yesterday. The new acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, has not yet recused himself from the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference. (NY Times)
Happening in NYC: New York State now has a Democratic majority in every legislative chamber, which Mayor Bill de Blasio described as a “whole new ballgame.” He hopes that the city and state governments will now be able to better collaborate on funding the MTA and regulating city rent laws. (NY Daily News)
Happening on campus: “Black Girl (La Noire de…),” a film by Ousmane Sembène. Screening followed by a conversation with Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Mamadou Diouf, Maboula Soumahoro and Nora Philippe in Buell Hall at 6:30 PM. (Columbia Events)
Place to nap today: Furnald lounge for the A+ ambiance.
Senator/Queen/Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins via Wikipedia