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Bwoglines: What Is Happening Edition

Start the day right by asking yourself what in the world is going on.

Happening in the World: Saudi Arabia has hired social media influencers to repair it’s poor human rights image. The influencers are brought to the country on all-expenses-paid, supervised trips and have all publishing resoundingly positive posts. (The Guardian)

Happening in the US: Tesla has released a “Smart Summon” feature that will move a car, without a driver, around parking lots and driveways. The feature has been described as “glitchy,” but an interesting view of the future regardless. (CNN)

Happening in NYC: A Japanese artist’s decade-old doodle in a New York could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Nara’s painting, “Knife Behind Back,” sold for $24.9 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong last weekend, bringing attention to his decade-old drawings. (CNN)

Happening on Campus: To recognize the 400th anniversary of the arrival of more than 20 Africans in Virginia, Columbia Mailman is organizing a series of talks to “educate and engage our community on how this history continues to shape health inequalities throughout the United States.” Click here to learn more.

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