There’s a world record for practically everything.
Happening in the World: Two Japanese sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living identical twins. Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama have broken the record at over 107 years and 300 days old. The announcement coincided with Respect for the Aged Day, a national holiday in Japan (ABC News).
Happening in the US: Three people were shot and wounded at a baby shower in a Pennsylvania fire hall after an argument occurred over the gifts. The suspect was reported to be the expectant father. The Police Chief of Lower Burrell, a town 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, said in a press conference that the scuffle started over how to transport the gifts once the party ended when a handgun was pulled out (The Washington Post).
Happening in NYC: Only one week into classes, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced significant changes to COVID-19 safety policies in New York classrooms. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the city will no longer require unvaccinated students to isolate after sharing a classroom with an infected individual so long as both students wore masks. The change in policy coincides with an initiative to double the frequency of COVID-19 testing in city schools so that students are tested weekly (NY Times).
Happening in Our Community: Free Yoga? That’s right. This semester, yoga classes will be offered in the Dodge Room in Earl Hall at 7:00 PM EST. Click here for more info.
Study Snack: Sabra Hummus and Pretzel packs from Liz’s Place. Located in the refrigerated section.
TWINS via Something