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Hear Obama Speak in Boston Tomorrow

President of the United States Barack H. Obama will be in Boston tomorrow to host a rally for Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 and Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. "Tim" Murray. The president will be joined by musical guest James V. Taylor at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. The doors to the free and public event will open at noon, and an RSVP is recommended.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

"A Party"

This Saturday night, a rare occurrence will take place at Harvard: a party. The South Asian Men's Collective will sponsor its fifth annual fundraising (a) party effort. According to this video, proceeds from "a party" will go to "saying inequity in India's slums." So be fly(-by) like a G6 and check out "a party" in Lowell d-hall. It is sure to be a party.

Image courtesy of Ashin Shah/The Harvard Crimson.

Wireless Internet Spotty Around Midnight

Recently, Harvard students working late at night have been freed periodically from the distractions of the Internet—or hindered from lack thererof—and will continue to be until FAS IT can figure out the problem.

You may have noticed that nightly, around 11:50 p.m., Harvard's wireless Internet stops working for roughly 15-20 minutes. According to Noah S. Selsby '95, senior client technology advisor for FAS IT, this is not routine maintenance, and the IT department is working to determine the cause of the problem and fix it.

Club Ex, Coming Up Next

Has midterm season reduced your social life to bagged meals from Fly-By (no, the other one) and territorial struggles at Lamont? If you have unsurprisingly answered "yes" to either of the above, you’re probably looking for a way to blow off some steam this weekend. One possibility: the Club Ex party this Friday night at Adams dining hall, which has been promoted in a recent YouTube ad.

Harvard Directory Change

If you received an e-mail from FAS IT on Tuesday about a change in your Harvard directory e-mail listing from your @FAS to your @College address, this post will tell you why. If you didn't receive the e-mail, read no further.

Halloween Costume Guide

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is coming. Whether you plan on trick-or-treating or attending Currier’s Heaven and Hell, you probably need to start looking for a costume soon. If you’re tired of being a nurse, and you don’t want to join the mob of Lady Gagas, then we have a few suggestions for you.

January Arts Intensives

Predict you’ll be feeling artsy (or bored) during the month of January? Apply by 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 for the newly created January Arts Intensives, free for all Harvard undergraduates.

The Office for the Arts has posted information about the classes and how to apply on its website. They’re offering programs in writing, architecture, comedy, and performance. In order to submit your application materials, email

Four Loko Sweeps Across College Campuses

While beer may never be replaced as the quintessential party beverage, it now has some serious competition. A combination of caffeine, taurine, guarana, and alcohol, Four Loko has been sweeping through college campuses across the country. The malt drink is the brainchild of three college friends who decided to capitalize on the rising popularity of mixing energy drinks and alcohol, according to manufacturer Phusion Projects’ website.

On Harvard Time Comes Out with New Episode

The latest episode of On Harvard Time involved many Four Lokos, a crime-reducing operation at Tufts and a shocking revelation about final clubs.

Loathing the fact that Harvard was ranked third on the 2010 Daily Beast’s list of the 50 most dangerous American college campuses, OHT hosts suggested the only way to make Harvard number one was to bump Tufts University from the first place by reducing its crime rate. Freshman Zachary W. Guzman ’14 visited Tufts to clean the sidewalks and ensure relationships are consensual.

Harvard Grilles

Have late night munchies but brain break has been ravished and you are sick of Noch’s pizza? Thankfully, Harvard has four student-run grilles that are open on late nights for your masticating pleasure. Flyby has the run down of these grilles so that your munchies never go unfulfilled again. The best part—all these grilles take Board Plus!

Math 23's Boy Genius

Looming in the shadows of multivariable calculus and linear algebra proofs, a new breed of brain has infiltrated the Math 23a class.  It could be any Harvard student’s nightmare. And he’s only 10 years old.

But to his fellow classmates, this math prodigy is just another student. Most students said they didn’t care about his presence (although we suspect that if the class was curved it might be a different story).

Sept. 27-Oct. 7: Open & Gross

Though Harvard has been relatively tame over the last few weeks, several incidents have proven that Cantabrigians are an eternally interesting sort. Below are some of the more amusing HUPD entries from the recent past. Enjoy!


Reports of “suspicious activity”: 7

Reports of “unwanted guests”: 3

Reports of loud parties: 3

Noise complaints: 6

Total value of stolen bikes: $2040.00

Total value of stolen glasses: $783.16

Total value of stolen underwear: $186.00

Hello, Horsey!

On the off chance that you've ever tried to log in to two different FAS windows or tabs at the same time, you might have noticed a rather odd error message.

The error page that appears displays a picture of a horse and a message:

"Woah there. The PIN system sent us a message that we couldn't understand. This can happen if you try to log in using your PIN in two different tabs or windows at the same time. Try giving it a shot with just one window or tab open."

SNL Does "The Social Network"

Saturday Night Live had quite the Facebook frenzy this weekend. Along with a skit entitled “Mom’s on Facebook," this Saturday’s edition of “Weekend Update” featured a guest appearance from Mark E. Zuckerberg—or rather his SNL portrayer, Andy Samberg.

Sporting his habitually callous pout, angled eyebrows, and signature drawstring sweatshirt, Zuckerberg (henceforth referring to the faux SNL counterpart) was grilled by co-anchor Seth Meyer on a wide array of predictable topics surrounding “The Social Network.” Zuckerberg rolls off the various blows delivered by Meyer, but with a little less ingenuity than we might have imagined.

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