NYC Marathon, film screenings, and more in this edition of Bwoglines!

Happening in the World: Storm Ciarán, which wreaked havoc in northwestern France, is currently impacting the United Kingdom with heavy rains and strong winds. The country’s weather agency has issued an “amber warning,” signifying a potentially life-threatening situation due to the storm’s fierce winds, which could exceed 85 mph in certain areas. Consequently, the Port of Dover has temporarily suspended sailings, and there are reports of downed trees and significant waves causing disruptions in various regions. Ciarán, along with recent storms, highlights the ongoing challenges posed by extreme weather events, which scientists link to a warming planet. (NYT)

Happening in the US: The US House of Representatives voted against expelling New York congressman George Santos, who was indicted on fraud charges last month. The vote was 179-213, falling short of the two-thirds majority required to remove a House member. While some of Mr. Santos’ fellow Republicans voted to expel him, more than 30 Democrats voted against his removal. George Santos, a first-term lawmaker, denies the 23 corruption charges and refuses to resign as he faces allegations of falsehoods throughout his career. Only five lawmakers in US history have been expelled, including three during the Civil War. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: On Sunday, the New York City Marathon will bring thousands of runners to the Staten Island Ferry for the annual event. Spectators will line the 26.2-mile route through all five boroughs, creating a lively block party atmosphere with signs, bands, and enthusiastic cheering. Whether you’re a runner, a spectator, or just navigating the city, it’s fun for all! The link will provide you with everything you need to know about Sunday’s race. (NYT)

Happening in Our Community: Tonight from 6:30 to 8 pm, Columbia’s Sociology department will host a Black Love Letters Panel and Book Celebration, featuring a panel discussion and readings from the new anthology, followed by a reception. This collection, curated by Natalie Johnson and Cole Brown, showcases letters and original illustrations about Black love. The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Food and refreshments will be provided!

Runners via Wikimedia Commons