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Harvard Today Mar 24, 2017

It’s Friday, Harvard! Today’s our first Friday after spring break! Great job for making it all the way to the weekend. Kick off your shoes, sit back for a couple days, and relax before the next wave of midterms and papers. You (probably) deserve it!

– Brandon J. Dixon, Kenton Shimozaki, and Isabel A. Wagner, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS

In the News

UC To Take Role in Club Review Process

A draft policy introduced at a Committee on Student Life on Thursday will see the body become more involved in the process for recognizing new student organization. Under the new policy, the UC will recommend clubs for approval to the Committee on Student Life, a mixed board that includes UC representatives, House Faculty Deans, and administrators from the Office of Student Life.

First Mumps and Now Tuberculosis?

As if we needed another full-on health scare here at Harvard. Paul Barriera emailed Mather residents earlier this week to notify them that the University is investigating a few cases where students might have come in contact with tuberculosis in the House.

Rockefeller Gave Generously to Harvard

Over the course of his lifetime, the recently deceased David Rockefeller ’36 gave generously to University. Before he died, he donated at least $140 million dollars to Harvard to bolster its financial aid program for international travel and to help fund the recent renovation of the Harvard Art Museums.


Trump Pushes for Vote on Health Care Bill

After House Republicans tried to push a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act because they weren’t sure they would have enough heads to axe the bill, President Donald Trump threatened to simply keep the ACA in place—a move that would infuriate Republicans in Congress and directly contradict one of the President’s main campaign promises.

Xavier Trounces No. 2 Seed Arizona to Enter Elite Eight

March Madness continues with The No. 11 seed Xavier Musketeers beat Arizona 73-71 in a nail-biting match-up that toppled the No. 2 seed, ending their quest for a Final Four appearance.

Butterball Doesn’t Bounce Back

A 19 pound turkey died earlier this week after crashing through a tractor trailer’s windshield on a highway in New Hampshire. The bird was apparently attempting to cross the road, according to a local conservation officer.