This past week has been one full of movement for the world. From movement in public opinion to movement in campus canines this edition of Bwoglines is sure to have you jumping out of your seat ready to move!
Happening in the World:
After almost two weeks of protests Ecuador’s indigeinous groups and their government have agreed to begin having formal and direct talks. The protests broke out after a government decision to cut fuel subsidies. Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno has agreed to look over his decision again but has made no promises or movements to repeal it. (BBC)
Happening in the US:
This Saturday a Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapsed in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. At this time two people have been reported as dead and 18 are injured due to the collapse. The search for a final missing worker resumed this morning and will continue throughout the day. Officials are concerned about a possible second collapse so residents are encouraged to avoid the area at all costs. (CNN)
Happening in New York:
As anti-semetic hate crimes are on the rise in New York City President of the World Jewish Congress and Manhattan resident Ronald Lauder calls out Mayor de Blasio for his lack of action. Hate crimes against Jews are up 53% from this time last year. Lauder is demanding de Blasio take direct action to combat this issue as mayor of the city with the most Jews in the United States. (New York Post)
Happening on Campus:
On Monday October 14 there will be a pumpkin painting party in the Jerome Greene Annex from 6 – 7:30 pm. This event hosted by the University Life Events Council will be full of paint, snacks, new friends, and pumpkins! Everything will be provided so just bring your creative minds and be ready to paint!
A dog I met this week:
This week while I was trying my very best to study in Milstein I was distracted by the most precious puppy I had ever seen. After abandoning all of my work (and my green chair) I had the honor of meeting EC resident Koda, a three month old Australian Shepherd. Koda was having a great time running around on Futter Field and trying to eat as much grass as he possibly could. If you want to watch all of Koda’s adventures be sure to follow his instagram @koda_at_columbia
Some happy running ladies via Public Domain Files