It’s the last Thursday of classes! Celebrate with Bwoglines!
Happening in the World: In an interview with the BBC, Virginia Roberts Giuffre told a television audience about her accusations of sexual assault against Prince Andrew. For the first time, she publically shared her story of a trip she took to London in 2001 with her boss, Jefferey Epstein, when she says she was forced to have sex with the Prince. The accusations complicate the existing scandal surrounding the ties between Epstein and Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II (NYT).
Happening in the US: In spite of tens of thousands of protest letters, the Trump administration approved a rule that will cut nearly 700,000 people from the federal food-stamp program. The rule, projected to cut food stamp spending by close to $5.5 billion over the next five years, specifically targets able-bodied adults without children by mandating states strictly enforce federal work requirements that they have previously been able to waive (NYT).
Happening in New York: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to reduce traffic congestion and pollution by switching out some delivery trucks for electric-powered cargo bikes. A six-month pilot program will bring 100 pedal-assisted cargo bikes to be operated by Amazon, UPS, and DHL, hopefully enhancing public safety by cutting the number of delivery trucks on the streets (NBC).
Happening on Campus: Tonight is opening night for Latenite’s fall 2019 anthology! Stop by the Lerner Black Box at 11 pm for the last anthology of the decade! (Latenite Facebook)
city bike via Flickr