Happy Saturday everyone! One more week until spring break, until then, here are some of the headlines you might have missed.
Happening in the World: For only the second time in recent history, a patient has appeared to have been cured of HIV. The individual, nicknamed the “London patient,” had Hodgkin’s lymphoma and received bone marrow transplants via a donor with the CCR5 mutation in May 2016, where they received immunosuppressive drugs. The London patient has stopped taking their anti-HIV medication since September 2017 and is only the second person to have remained virus-free a year after stopping. Doctors and researchers are hopeful, as the first patient, the Berlin patient, almost died as a result of the treatment, that a cure may be is in reach. (NY Times)
Happening in the US: On Friday, the twenty-eight person U.S. Women’s Soccer Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer. The players report that the discrimination has affected their paychecks, where they play, how often they play, when they train, what medical treatment they receive, and more. For years, the Women’s Soccer Team have brought attention to gaps between the Women’s and Men’s soccer team. One of the starkest differences can be seen through compensation, where the 32 Men’s soccer teams have a bonus pool of $400 million, while the 24 women’s teams have $30 million, only 7.5% of the Men’s pool. (NY Times)
Happening in NYC: Heads up to anyone in the Morningside Heights area, downtown 1 trains will be skipping 137th, 125th, 116th, 110th, and 103rd street stops this weekend. If you need to spend quality time downtown, you can take the M104 or M60 buses, walk to the 110th-Cathedral Parkway subway stop to take the B (A and C downtown are skipping 116th-72nd), or if you have time, walk to the 96th street 123 stop. (MTA)
Happening on Campus: This Monday, Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste will be holding a talk titled “Moving Mountains and Liberating Dialogues”: Creating a Black Feminist Archaeology. She will be discussing the process of bringing together different disciplines. By linking her identity and scholarship to her work, she brings an intersectional approach by focusing on African diaspora archaeology through the lens of black feminist theory. The event will be held at 6:30 pm in the James Room on the 4th floor of Barnard Hall. (Barnard Events)
Documentary of the Week: HellBoy II: The Golden Army. It’s Guillermo del Toro meets Lord of the Rings, what’s not to love?
hope ur going uptown this weekend via Wikimedia Commons