Harvard Today: April 22, 2014

Happy Tuesday, Harvard!

We hope that your week had a not-too-awful start, and that the sunshine is keeping you all in a sunny mood. With reading period starting in barely over a week, the idea of summer is finally becoming real!

 IN THE ATMOSPHERE
It’ll hit a high of 68 degrees today. The morning will start off sunny, with the afternoon getting more cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. Use that as your motivation to wake up early? It’s as good a reason as any (and probably just as ineffective)

IN THE D-HALLS
Lunch
Red Spiced Chicken Breast
Shrimp and Monterey Jack Quesadilla with Peppers and Tomato
Tofu Paneng Curry

Dinner
Carved Whole Chickens
Cider Steamed Mussels
Penne with Butternut Squash and Onions

ON FLYBY
1) Can You Guess Which of These Crimson Op-Ed Headlines Are Real?: We got most of these wrong...see how you fare!
2) The Future of HUDS: Dine with Wine: A little California vino could make even swai taste good, right?
3) Hemenway’s Short Stories: By the Fountain: The second installment in Flyby’s new short story series.

IN THE NEWS
1) UC Announces Paid Partnership with HBX, Launches New Site:“Members of the Undergraduate Council approved a paid partnership with the Harvard Business School’s new online platform HBX and announced the launch of the Council’s new website at their general meeting Sunday. HBX will pay the UC to publicize upcoming online courses—including three online courses on business analytics, accounting, and management economics slated to launch next June—and arrange opportunities for HBX representatives to set up information tables in Upperclassmen House dining halls”.
2) Mock Trial Wraps Up Successful but Heart-Wrenching Season. The Harvard Mock Trial team finished third at American Mock Trial Association Nationals last week, bringing an emotionally difficult season to a close. The team chose to compete at nationals with the minimum number of competitors rather than replacing Angela R. Mathew ’15, who died on Feb. 10 in a car accident while travelling back to Harvard with the team after a tournament.
3) Junior Takes Home Truman Scholarship: “Tianhao He ’15 was awarded a Truman Scholarship last week in recognition of his commitment to public service. He was the only winner from Harvard this year”.

EVENTS
Stop by the Science Center Plaza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for this year’s Earth Day Bonanza. There will be games, prizes, raffles, a photobooth, several food trucks, and a performance by THUD at noon.

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is hosting a discussion at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at 6 p.m. between representatives from MoveOn.org and the Tea Party. The discussion will focus on polarization in politics, and possibilities for finding common ground.

The Harvard South Asia Institute is holding a book talk on Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World. The talk will feature Professor T.V. Paul of McGill University and Professor Asad Ahmed of the Anthropology Department. It will take place at 4 p.m. in CGIS South S250.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Joey Phillips of Cuyahoga Falls, USA pauses at mile 21 after reaching the summit of Heartbreak Hill at the 2014 Boston Marathon.

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