Football kicks off its Ivy League campaign, Hurricane Ian continues to leave a path of wreckage, and more.
Editor’s Warning: Mentions of death and violence.
Happening in the World: Military officials in Burkina Faso have removed Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba from power, ending his short eight-month tenure as Interim President in the country’s second military coup this year. Damiba himself had risen to power after his junta deposed then-President Roch Kaboré in January. A curfew has also been put in place, and Damiba’s whereabouts are unknown by international authorities. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Hurricane Ian continued its northward trajectory Friday evening, making a second landfall in South Carolina before weakening to a post-tropical storm. Despite the lowering intensity, Ian continued to bring pelting rain and sustained winds up to 50 mph as it passed through North Carolina. Officials in Florida have begun to survey the damage left in Ian’s wake, estimating 27 deaths in the state, a figure which could continue to rise. (AP)
Happening in NYC: The first “tent city” for asylum seekers is set to open in the Bronx, possibly as soon as next week. The emergency relief center will be located in Orchard Beach and provide 1,000 beds and temporary housing for asylum seekers. The location is the first of several planned in the city, but other locations have not yet been finalized. (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: Columbia Football will host its home opener today after a 2–0 start to the season, taking on Princeton at 1 pm at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. Tickets for all students are free (just bring your Columbia or Barnard ID), and the first 500 students will even receive a free t-shirt! Free shuttles will be available departing from 116th and Broadway starting two hours prior to kick-off.
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