No, not that one. The other one.

Happening in the World: The Garisenda Tower, a medieval leaning tower in Bologna, Italy, has been sealed off due to fears that it may collapse. Built in the 12th century, the tower stands 154 ft tall and tilts at a four-degree angle. Sensors noticed changes in its tilt and inspectors found that the materials making up its base were deteriorating. Authorities have began the construction of a 16 ft barrier around the tower to contain debris. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Sandra Day O’Conner, the first woman to serve on the supreme court, died yesterday at age 93 of complications related to dementia and a respiratory illness. O’Conner was nominated to the supreme court in 1981 by former President Ronald Reagan. She retired in 2006 at age 75 and was replaced by Justice Samuel Alito.

Happening in NYC: A new migrant intake center opened on Tuesday at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The intake center aims to expedite the process of applying for a work permit. Until recently, work permit applications had to be mailed. The center allows individuals to complete the process in-person. Staffers review applications, collect information necessary to obtaining a federal ID, and request fee waivers which could remove around $500 in costs per applicant. The model for this new center is based on two short-term centers that ran for a month earlier this fall. (The Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Dezron Douglas, a New York-based composer, bassist, bandleader, producer, and educator, will perform In a Holiday Mood at Miller Theatre with his acclaimed quartet. The 8 pm performance will feature the world premiere of an original holiday work commissioned by Miller Theatre. Tickets are available online.

Bologna Towers via Flickr