Harvard Today: April 28, 2014

Happy Monday!

Today marks the last Monday of classes for this year, as well as the last day of Visitas. As you bid your prefrosh goodbye and look ahead to reading period, we hope you reflect on the past year, as well as the past weekend. Visitas is like a movie trailer—all the highlights of Harvard condensed, without any of the difficulties or problems of all the things in between. Selling Harvard to the undecided prefrosh kind of helps one remember why they came here in the first place. And that’s always nice. Until you remember some of your class here involve “midterms” scheduled the week before finals begin. Damn it, Harvard!

IN THE ATMOSPHERE

Tomorrow will be slightly chilly, with a high of 57 degrees. There’s a zero percent chance of rain, but skies will remain generally overcast throughout the day. At least the leaves are starting to grow in—otherwise it would be tough to tell if we were having spring or just already going back into fall.

IN THE D-HALLS

Lunch:
Chicken and Pesto Panini on Sundried Tomato Flatbread
Bejing Style Crispy Tofu
Spinach and Mushroom Quiche

Dinner:
Chicken Breast with Poblano Sauce
Baked Multigrain Penne with Mozzarella
Tofu, Broccoli, and Walnut Stirfry

ON FLYBY

1) Spring Primal Scream or Nah: The eternal question.

2) Oh I’m (Fill in the Blank) This Summer: Who knew you could make binge-watching Netflix sound so good?

IN THE NEWS

1) Business School Attempts to Raise $1 Billion in Campaign: This figure accounts for 15% of Harvard’s capital campaign. The school has already raised $600 million towards its goal.

2) Rand Paul Discusses Republican Politics, Freedoms at IOP: “U.S. Senator Rand Paul expressed concern for the current state of the Republican Party and the individual freedoms of the American people in a brief public address at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics on Friday.”

EVENTS

Loved (or hated) “Signs”, “The Sixth Sense”, or the movie adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”? Come hear from the man who directed them all! Director M. Night Shyamalan will be speaking in the Farkas Hall Studio at 3 p.m. today.

Join the Food Literacy Project at 6 p.m. in the Kennedy School’s Starr Auditorium for a free screening of the 2013 documentary “Growing Cities”, which examines the role of urban farming in America and the power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. The 60-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion on urban farming in Boston featuring speakers from New Entry World PEAS program and the Urban Farming Institute.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Members of the The Diversity Report stand in demonstration outside the Science Center to raise awareness about ways that Harvard can better support its diverse student population.

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