Let this serve as a reminder for the upcoming midterm elections and your looming midterm exams.
Happening in the World: On the eve of the upcoming Brazilian election, President Jair Bolsonaro’s political party has released a document claiming that a group of government employees have manipulated the election results, leaving no evidence behind. This is one of the most noteworthy attacks on the country’s election system yet, with the president’s party now being investigated by the Supreme Court for releasing the document. (New York Times)
Happening in the US: Comedian Trevor Noah announced yesterday that he is stepping down as host of the Daily Show. The 38-year-old began his tenure on the show after taking over from Jon Stewart in 2015, and was relatively unknown at the time, but has since become internationally recognized and won numerous awards. In a video message posted on social media, Noah expressed “gratitude for the journey” but decided that “his time is up, but in the most beautiful way.” (BBC)
Happening in NYC: The NYC Schools Chancellor David Banks has announced transformative changes to the city’s public school admissions process. Under the new rules, high-performing students will gain a higher chance of admission to their first-choice high school, while middle schools will be allowed to use selective criteria for admission. While critics have praised the chancellor for making the admission process more transparent, they have also expressed concern over screening children at such a young age. (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: Join Multicultural Affairs, GS Student Life, and Barnard Student Experience + Engagement for a Big Queer Welcome Party on South Lawn, from 12 pm to 2 pm. All students are free to join as new and returning LGBTQ+ students and staff are welcomed back to campus.
Election Ballot via Bwog Archives