Elections, a bridge collapse, and more in today’s edition of Bwoglines!

Happening in the World: Bassirou Diomaye Faye has been elected President of Senegal and is set to become Africa’s youngest president. His rise to popularity has been fast. Faye seeks to tackle corruption and wants to better the lives of Senegalese people. He was jailed last year on charges that he claimed were politically motivated, and says he never imagined being president. (BBC)

Happening in the US: A Baltimore bridge has collapsed after being struck by a cargo ship. The Francis Scott Key Bridge, integral to the city, was hit at around 1:30 am. Since the collapse, two people have been rescued. It is believed that at least seven people were in the water. (USA Today)

Happening in NYC: An MTA program plans to install security cameras on hundreds of buses. These live feed display screens will show footage from cameras already on the bus, and the MTA hopes they will act as a deterrent against unlawful behavior. The screens will be placed on the buses with the highest crime rates by the end of this year and is one of many initiatives intended to improve safety in New York’s public transit. On the subway, bag checks, the installation of brighter lights, and increased police presence have all taken place in the last few months. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Watch Columbia Climate School’s Signature Speaker Series today at the Forum. This talk will feature Dr. Katherine Calvin, Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor at NASA. The program on “Space, Aeronautics, and Climate” will take place from 5 to 6 pm, followed by a reception from 6 to 7 pm. You can reserve your seat or register virtually here.

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