Why wouldn’t you want to learn about the history of guide dogs?

Editor’s warning: Mentions of police violence, racism, and sexual misconduct

Happening in the World: On Thursday, Putin warned Ukraine’s allies against intervention, citing Russia’s allegedly large supply of weapons. Recently, Ukraine’s allies have increased the weapons supply for the country. Putin added that the decisions on what a response would include have already been decided. This warning comes after a day after a summit in Germany was held by Ukraine’s allies. (BBC)

Happening in the US: An investigation from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found that the Minneapolis Police Department engages in racist policing. The investigation, which began after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, found that the department often uses racist and misogynistic language and that they have targeted Black people and organizations via social media accounts. The same police department is also being investigated federally by the Justice Department. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: Hundreds of NYU students and faculty staged a walkout on Wednesday in protest over the school’s consideration of hiring Dr. David Sabatini, a biology professor who was removed from the MIT faculty after an investigation revealed sexual misconduct. Sabatini was first found to have violated sexual harassment policies at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge. A year later, he was asked to resign by MIT school officials after a separate investigation. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Today at 6 pm, Monika Baár, the István Deák Visiting Professor at the Harriman Institute will be hosting a lecture on the historical development of guide dog training which began after the First World War in Eastern Europe. To learn more about how the idea of guide dogs spread across the world and changed conversations around accessibility, reserve a seat in the International Affairs Building or register via Zoom.

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