Would you rather sesh with Andrew or Chris?
Happening in the World: Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, changed his Twitter header by removing the previous photo he had with President Donald Trump. The header was replaced with an image of the Prime receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, with text saying, “Citizens of Israel, we are returning to life.” No explanation was made for the change (USN).
Happening in the US: In a White House statement released last night, President Donald Trump has approved an emergency request for more inauguration security sent by Washington D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser. Bowser asked for assistance from the D.C. National Guard up to January 24th in light of the violence at the Capitol last week (CNN).
Happening in NYC: Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his State of the State address, outlined his plans for the new year. In regards to COVID-19, Cuomo revealed that he has created a new public health corps that includes 1,000 fellows to help effectively vaccinate New Yorkers as soon as possible. He also vowed to create more jobs, invest in green energy, and legalize recreational marijuana (NBC New York).
Happening in our community: The Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard is hosting an event to answer any questions that students may have in regards to the incoming Biden-Harris administration. The discussion will be hosted by Paola Ramos BC’09, an alum of the Obama-Biden administration and former aide to soon-to-be FLOTUS, Dr. Jill Biden. The event will be hosted on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00 PM EST. Sign up here!
Book of the week: Neuromancer by William Gibson
The White House via Bwog Archives