What are we going to do for three hours endlessly now? Editors Note: Mentions of Violence

Happening in the World: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been evacuated after a public event where a smoke bomb appeared to have been thrown at him. A 24-year-old man was detained at the scene in Wakayama, where the Prime Minister was due to give a speech, and arrested on suspicion of obstruction of business. No injuries were reported, but panic ensued after the sound of an explosion. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Montana is the first state in the United States to ban the Tiktok app on personal devices. Tiktok, owned by a Chinese company, in recent news has been accused of posing a national security risk due to data gathering. The company has indicated that it will take legal action to fight against this ban. The law itself makes it illegal for app stores to offer TikTok but does not forbid those who already have TikTok from using it. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: The Rutgers faculty strike has been suspended after five days, and classes for 67000 students resume Monday. Separate announcements from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s office and the striking unions and the Rutgers Administration announced that a framework agreement was reached for new faculty contracts. The deal calls for significant increases to the rates paid to graduate and adjunct faculty members. (The Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: On Saturday, April 5, Columbia’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program ensembles will perform live at The Forum with special guest Terri Lyne Carrington. Multiple Grammy Award–winning drummer, producer, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington has recorded and toured with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Dianne Reeves, David Sanborn, John Scofield, Diana Krall, Yellowjackets, Cassandra Wilson, and countless other jazz luminaries.

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