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Bwoglines: Time Traveling Teen Activist Edition

Time travelers and protests and emails, oh my!

Happening in the World:

Earlier this week a photo was discovered in the University of Washington archives of three children in the Yukon territory during the gold rush of the late 1800s.  The photo blew up on social media when people noticed that one of the children bore a striking resemblance to climate activist, Greta Thunberg.  Online people are joking about her secret time-traveling abilities and now the only question is “where will she go next?” (HuffPost)

Happening in the US:

A broadcast journalist from Kansas City made the mistake of sending his sick day email to the entire national corporation instead of his immediate superiors.  The national organization banded together to send their well wishes to anchor Nick Vasos taking to twitter with the hashtag #PrayersforNick.  Next time I think he will be checking his emails more closely. (HuffPost)

Happening in New York:

This week protests surrounding the MTA fare evasion arrests turned more violent with protesters becoming more aggressive as time goes on.  In addition to protesting many people took to vandalization of the subway cars as well as police cars causing the arrent of about 60 people.  (Fox)

Happening on Campus:

In the mood for a little night music?  Join the Columbia Pops in their Winter Concert today at 12 pm and December 8th at 9:30 pm in Lerner 555.  Admission is free so get into the holiday spirit by supporting your peers!

Some of Greta’s friends via Wikimedia Commons

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Just think what a bunch of hypocrites “Blue Lives Matters” are about violent Hing Kong protesters vs police

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Columbia University’s home study program, for example, was ultimately a failure. Partly this was precisely because the university did not resort to strong-arm tactics. Only about 19% of students who signed up for Columbia’s home study courses actually finished the programs. That meant that the great majority who signed up never paid up. But Columbia did not refer these students to collection agencies or file lawsuits to recover their balance due. After seven straight years of net losses Columbia University’s President Nicholas Murray Butler decided, in 1937, to pull the plug. Columbia’s commitment not to use the sorts of tactics that were giving home study a bad name was honorable, but it kept the program in the red during the Great Depression. From Gaither wordpress October 2011.

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