The city’s second graders are getting admission to CC earlier than usual.
Editor’s warning: mentions of death
Happening in the World: Libyan officials are calling for humanitarian aid after 3,500 people died due to flooding after a dam break. The fatal floods from Storm Daniel hit Derna on Sunday. Rescue teams are searching for survivors as the International Organization for Migration reports that as many as 10,000 people are missing and 30,000 people have been uprooted from their homes. The Libyan government in Tripoli has sent medical professionals and supplies in the wake of the crisis. (BBC)
Happening in the US: On Wednesday, federal judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the DACA program is illegal, barring all new applications for the program. President Biden’s administration has attempted to maintain the program started by the Obama administration in 2012. The case will most likely go to the Supreme Court after the government appeals the decision. Current applicants may keep and renew their status. There are currently 600,000 DACA recipients in the US. (NYT)
Happening in NYC: The New York City Council will pass a bill that mandates all of the city’s public schools to offer free swimming lessons to second grade students. This bill comes after 2017 data showed that nearly 25% of children in New York City do not know how to swim, with children from marginalized communities comprising most of that percentage. It is not known how the mandate will be funded or where the lessons will take place, but Councilmember Julie Menin has suggested usage of the city’s public pools, college campus pools, and YMCA locations. (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: The Columbia Maison Francaise will present a free screening of the US premiere of the film The Life Ahead of Us: Another Face of Immigration by French director Frédéric Laffont tonight at 6:30 pm in Buell Hall. The film details the lives and exploitation of Moroccan mine workers who settled in France in the late 20th century.
The best pool in the city via Bwog Archives.