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Monday Notes

Monday Notes

At Penn, Vacancies in Leadership, and Anguish on Campus

At Penn, Vacancies in Leadership, and Anguish on Campus
One day after the resignations of the university president and chairman, students and professors reflected on the continuing division at the school.

Lawmakers Propose Revoking Hefty Tax Breaks for Columbia and N.Y.U.

Columbia and N.Y.U. Would Lose $327 Million in Tax Breaks Under Proposal
Under the plan, the universities, which do not pay property taxes, would have to make payments to the City University of New York.

The joy of West African cuisine

The joy of West African cuisine | Semafor
West African cuisine deserves greater recognition for its influence on food around the world, says Chef Pierre Thiam.

Shohei Ohtani’s $700 Million Dodgers Contract Is Unlike Anything in MLB History

Shohei Ohtani’s $700 Million Dodgers Contract Is Unlike Anything in MLB History
Ohtani is a singular talent. Now he’s set to be paid unlike any baseball player of all time. By signing a 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ohtani will change the landscape of MLB—and rewrite the sport’s salary structure as we know it.

The Lakers’ Old Formula Won Them the NBA’s Newest Trophy

The Lakers’ Old Formula Won Them the NBA’s Newest Trophy
The in-season tournament championship was a reminder that LeBron James plus Anthony Davis plus an elite defense is scary. And the players’ treatment of the NBA Cup as something worth winning was the tacit stamp of approval the league needed.

New prizes, new groups and tiebreaker madness: What's next for the NBA's in-season tourney

New prizes, new groups and tiebreaker madness: What’s next for the NBA’s in-season tourney
The NBA couldn’t have asked for a better debut to the in-season tournament, but here’s what league insiders are saying about the event’s next evolution.

Sneakers

Limited Edt x SBTG x New Balance 580 “Urban Islander” | Nice Kicks
Limited Edt x SBTG x New Balance 580 “Urban Islander” sports a black coarse mesh base, tan hairy suede overlays and woven details. Head to Nice Kicks for more.
adidas Sambae “Valentine’s Day” ID1104 | Nice Kicks
adidas Sambae “Valentine’s Day” features heart motifs and pink accents throughout. Head to Nice Kicks for more info.