Some finitudes and endings in today’s Bwoglines, including the conclusion Columbia Football’s season and the Elizabeth Holmes trial.
Happening in the World: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Kyiv for the first time after taking office last month. He met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss the UK’s “continued support” of Ukraine and potential strategies, including a £50 million package of air defense to protect civilians and infrastructure from Russian strikes. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of the now-defunct health technology company Theranos, has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. She was convicted in January for her role in misleading investors to believe that her company developed a device capable of detecting a multitude of diseases from just a few drops of blood. However, the device did not work, and Theranos’s claims were all debunked. Homes’s story, from her meteoric rise as the next “tech genius” to her shocking fall from grace, has finally reached a conclusion. (AP)
Happening in NYC: A massive protest will take place today at the United Nations Headquarters, with thousands expected to gather to “demand action against Iran” after harsh punishments have been inflicted on activists in the country in the nationwide protests of the murder of Mahsa Amini. Protestors will meet at 42nd Street and Broadway and march to the UN Headquarters on the East Side, hoping to draw attention to the cause in advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is next Friday. (WABC)
Happening in Our Community: Columbia Football (5–4) concludes its 2022 season today with a home match-up against Cornell (5–4) in the Empire State Bowl. The game will also be the Lion’s Senior Day, celebrating the graduating class of players and their contributions to the program. Columbia enters the game with some momentum, fresh off thrilling victories against Harvard and Brown. All tickets are free for students with a Columbia or Barnard ID.
Last game of the year via Bwarchives