Get ready for the biggest entertainment event of the year and also the Oscars!

Happening in the World: The 94th Academy Awards begin tonight at 8 pm! This year’s most-nominated film is The Power of the Dog, directed by Jane Campion and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Will Smith, Dame Judi Dench, and Benedict Cumberbatch are among those nominated in the acting categories. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, reportedly sent dozens of texts to White House staff pressuring them to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The messages, turned over by White House adviser Mark Meadows to a committee investigating the January 6 riot, showed Virginia Thomas urging Meadows not to concede. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: At a fundraiser on Friday, Mayor Eric Adams announced that the city will begin removing homeless encampments from the streets. Adams specified that NYPD would partner with social workers and other local agencies to provide the encampment residents with homeless outreach services before dismantling their shelters. (Gothamist)

Happening in our Community: Today is the third and final day to get tickets for Bacchanal! 500 tickets will be available on AXS at 7 pm. Only accounts set up with Columbia or Barnard email addresses will be able to secure their tickets. 

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