A win for preteens, one might say.

Happening in the World: Artists including Sir Elton John and Radiohead are criticizing Brexit negotiators for not considering musicians in their policy terms. As it stands now, touring in Europe would require additional fees for visas and other travel permits, which could prove to be “devastating for the live industry.” (BBC)

Happening in the US: Disney California Adventure Park announced a reopening date for mid-March, allowing 1,000 employees to return to work. The attractions will not be fully open, but there will be opportunities for entertainment and dining at the park. (CNN)

Happening in NYC: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that middle schools will reopen on February 25th, encompassing the return of about 62,000 students. This will occur alongside boosted testing and tracing methods. (Gothamist)

Happening in our Community: The Harriman Institute is hosting a discussion of the book Russian Practices of Governance in Eurasia with its author, Gulnar T. Kendirbai, today at 12:00 pm. You can register for the Zoom link here.

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