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Harvard Today: April 17, 2014

Happy Thursday! For those of you either whose weekends start today or are looking for music to put on your pre-game/party playlists for this weekend, here are a few cool new releases to check out:

1) For the Lana Del Rey fans: You stood by her since day one, through that infamous SNL performance. Now she’s out with a new song, West Coast!

2) For those who need new music to dance to: Remember that time back when all everyone ever sang was Barbra Streisand? Well, the DJ duo behind the song, Duck Sauce, is out with a new album that has a catchy song called Charlie Chazz & Rappin Ralph.

3) For the hipsters: Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li is coming out with a new album in May, and one of her singles from it, No Rest for the Wicked, doesn’t fail to disappoint!

IN THE ATMOSPHERE

It’ll be another deceptively sunny day! Although the sun’s out, the high will be 43 degrees, leaving everyone wondering what in the world happened to the nice weather last week?!

IN THE D-HALLS

Lunch:
Chicken Rice Casserole
French Dip Sandwich
Cheese and Mushroom Quiche

Dinner:
Amatraciana Multigrain Penne
Salisbury Steak
Portobello Mushroom with Quinoa Stuffing

ON FLYBY

1) The Best of Harvard on Colbert: In light of Colbert taking over the Late Show when David Letterman retires, read up on all of those times he’s referred to Harvard! #tbt to when Colbert informed us that Walmart’s acceptance rate for employees is lower than ours.

2) Would You Rather: Office Hours with Gus and Sietse: Find out whether Gus and Sietse would rather be sexually attracted to fruit or have Cheetos dust permanently stuck on their fingers!

IN THE NEWS

3) If Approved, New Credit System Could Diversify Course Offerings, Standardize Accreditation: “A proposal before the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to convert the College’s current course unit system to a more nationally recognized credit system could lead to an increase in the number and variety of nontraditional course offerings and a University-wide standardization of Harvard’s accreditation system.”

4) One Year after Marathon Bombings, Countway Library’s Digital Archive Commemorates Emergency Medical Response: This is the second in a weeklong series of articles chronicling Harvard’s remembrance of the Boston Marathon Bombings that occurred a year ago.

ON ARTS

5) Rebuilding the Past: Harvard’s Beautification Renaissance: “Harvard is experiencing a landscaping renaissance. New ideologies about aesthetics and homage and an unprecedented appreciation of the past have emerged in tandem with modern technological methods to effectively recreate the grandiosity of the University’s historic look.”

EVENTS

Hear about Dan Koh, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, talk about his career in public service as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh tonight at 6 p.m. in the IOP Conference Room L166. There will be free burritos!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, presented by Hyperion Shakespeare Company, is putting on its first show tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Agassiz Theatre. Tickets are on-sale at the Harvard Box Office for $8 for students.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club presents Julie Cooper: Genesis Prayer tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Loeb Experimental Theater, which “through a collection of theatrical images and sequences, the performers will take the audience on a journey through the darker side of our contemporary popular culture.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY

A photo of Johnston Gate after its renovation shows Harvard's move towards creating "new landscapes [that] honor the past but aren't stuck in it."

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