Brazilian election, Hurricane Ian, and public resources featured in this morning’s edition.
Happening in the World: The Brazilian general election was held yesterday, October 2, and ended with neither candidate winning more than 50% of the vote. Thus, a run-off election will be held until October 30 between former Brazilian president and left-wing Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT/Worker’s Party) candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who won 48.43% of the vote during the first round, and incumbent far-right Partido Liberal (PL/Liberal Party) president Jair Bolsonaro, who won 43.2% of the vote. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Florida Search and Rescue officers, after the destruction from Hurricane Ian, have been tasked with knocking on every still-standing door in Fort Myers Beach to ensure everyone waiting to be rescued receives relief, and anyone who didn’t make it is evacuated. The storm is continuing up the coasts of North Carolina and Virginia, slowly fizzling out. (ABC and NY Times)
Happening in NYC: This morning, the Legal Aid Society publicly launched a powerful new database research tool entitled Law Enforcement Look Up, which allows users to search through public documents such as published NYPD investigation files, district attorney letters, lawsuits filed against specific police officers, and more, all with the purpose of holding NYPD officers more accountable. (Gothamist)
Happening in our Community: Over the coming days, Columbia Health is hosting their annual flu clinic, in which students on both the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses can receive a walk-in flu vaccine with no out-of-pocket cost. Students are highly recommended to get vaccinated, whether on or off campus.
Great advice via Bwarchives