All kinds of fallout feature in this article!
Happening in the World: Putin has announced plans to call up 300,000 reserve members of Russia’s military in response to Ukrainian advances in the past month. This mobilization, alongside announced plans for referendums in Russian-occupied territory in the northeast of Ukraine, has been seen as a sign of Russian escalation in the war. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Some of the migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard on flights organized by Florida state officials are filing a lawsuit against Governor Ron DeSantis. The lawsuit characterizes the flights as a “fraudulent and discriminatory scheme” and follows the separate announcement of a criminal investigation into the flights by a Texas sheriff. (NYT)
Happening in NYC: We’ve all seen the nuclear fallout shelter signs dotted around all five boroughs of New York. Unsurprisingly, the shelters—many of which are now laundry rooms or communal basement spaces—are of no use in a real nuclear attack. As nuclear tensions rise again, some city government departments have been trying to take them down, but with an unknown number still up and the office that installed them now defunct, who exactly is responsible for them remains a question. (Gothamist)
Happening in our Community: Tomorrow from 5:30 to 7 pm in Buell Hall, authors Elif Batuman and Mina Seçkin will discuss their new books, Either/Or and The Four Humors with Bruce Robbins, Professor of English and Comparative Literature. Personally, Batuman’s The Idiot is one of the best books I’ve read while at Columbia, so… you should go, because I can’t!
Fallout shelter sign via Wikimedia Commons