After the last three years we have had, today, the Supreme Court will hear whether or not people should have their student loan debt forgiven.

Editor’s warning: mentions of violence

Happening in the World: Iranian officials are investigating the toxic gas poisonings of at least 650 schoolgirls. It is speculated that the poisonings are part of aims to close schools for girls, while others speculate that they are linked to recent protests. There have been no deaths linked to the poisonings, but many students exhibited symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and respiratory issues. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Today, the US Supreme Court is hearing arguments about President Biden’s student loans forgiveness plan, in which he intends to eliminate $400 billion of student debt due to COVID-19. The court will determine whether or not the cases for or against the plan have legal standing—and whether or not the Biden administration followed specific processes to enact the plan. President Biden announced in August 2022 that his administration would forgive up to $10,000 to borrowers for those who make less than $125,000 a year and up to $20,000 for those who received Pell Grants. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: The MTA announced its new station in Grand Central which will run the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Madison. As Kathy Hochul celebrated with MTA officials about the new opening, Riders Alliance spokesperson Danny Pearlstein argued that the MTA should also consider investing in better services within the city. The project is predicted to cost the MTA $200 million this year. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: The Columbia Climate School will host a Readers’ Roundtable titled “Black Bodies Labeled Suspicious in Nature: from Our Neighborhoods & Parks to Our Hair,” in which speakers examine anti-Black racism as a product of climate injustice. The event will be held from 12 to 1:30 pm. 

The money we owe via Bwarchives