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Flyby Culture

Are You a Beyoncé Voter?

In the great tradition of Harvard students receiving national attention for tumblr pages (see here, here, and here), Sarah E. Coughlon ’15 has captured the spotlight with her new blog called “Beyoncé Voters.” The website is a response to a quote from Fox News host Jesse Watters who said of Hillary Clinton, “This is how she’s going to try to win the White House….she needs the single ladies vote — I call them the Beyoncé voters...they depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need things like contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”

Obama throws the first pitch
Flyby Politics

Monday to be Named National Holiday (We Hope)

How about 365 national holidays a year?

Jindal
Harvard Law School

Jindal

Jindal
Harvard Law School

Jindal Thinks Obama Should Sue Harvard

Bobby Jindal, current governor of Louisiana, spoke about Barack Obama at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, slamming him for being “the most liberal and incompetent President” of his lifetime in response to his treatment of the current situation in Ukraine.

Obama at MIT
Politics

Obama Is Coming to Harvard (Square)!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, President Obama will be in town for the afternoon to attend a "DNC Roundtable" at 4:50 p.m. at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. According to Boston Magazine, the event will have 25 attendees, each of whom have donated up to $32,400 to the Democratic Party.

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Politics

Presidential Superlatives: Valentine’s Day Edition

This year, America’s two greatest holidays fell on the same weekend. Let’s celebrate while we still can (because a Valentine’s Presidents’ Day Weekend only happens four out of every seven years). As our forefathers so writ and intended, here are some presidential superlatives of an amorous nature. Happy V&P Weekend!

Nwokike-Kim
On Campus

Fist-Bumping with Faust: An Interview with UC President and Vice President Candidates Nwokike and Kim

Amidst all the posting of flyers and the creation of facebook prof pic templates, it may seem hard for UC presidential candidates to take a moment to laugh. But in order to understand the candidates better, we at Flyby think it's important to get a better sense of their pop culture prefernces and hear more about their daily lives. Flyby sat down with Chika-Dike O. Nwokike '15 and Una Kim '15 to do just that.

Clark-Mayopoulos
On Campus

You Could Do Worse: An Interview with UC President and Vice President Candidates Clark and Mayopoulos

Samuel B. Clark ’15 and Gus A. Mayopoulos ’15 promise a new era of leadership and ambition, fueled by an unorthodox approach that threatens to challenge our notions of student-led politics. Here they are, in their own words.

Harvard Law School

Beyond the Exclusive Study Groups: What Ted Cruz (and his Cowboy Boots) Did at HLS

Drunk actor. Video gamer. Staunch conservative. And star student. All of these titles would accurately describe Senator Ted Cruz when he was a student at Harvard Law School, according to a recent story by The Boston Globe.

Undergraduate Council

UC Announces Presidential Tickets

Three tickets are vying to be the Undergraduate Council President and Vice President next year, according to Election Commission Chair Wesley K. Chen ’14.

College

Harvard and Slavery: Office Hours with Sven Beckert

The era of Southern plantations and slave masters may seem removed from Harvard’s history, but the University features prominently in new research investigating slavery and its connection to America’s oldest colleges.

College

Flyby Imagines: What Faust Might Write About the HUDS Barilla Boycott

Earlier this week, we learned that Harvard University Dining Services will stop serving Barilla pasta in Harvard dining halls after Barilla’s chairman Guido Barilla told an Italian radio station that his company would never feature a gay family in its advertising.

Politics

American Budget and Debt: Flyby's Takeaways

The Harvard Political Review released the Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report of the U.S.A. last week, offering an analysis of the federal budget and challenges facing American spending policy. Coincidentally, the report was published just hours before Congressional leaders announced that they had hammered out a deal to end the federal government shutdown, which began on October 1. Flyby took a look at the numbers and decided that the best way to make sense of them was to put them in terms of three things we care about and think you probably do too—Ted Cruz, the Affordable Care Act, and the government shutdown.

U.S. Capitol Building
Politics

U.S. Capitol Building

Congress failed to pass the federal budget bill for the 2014 fiscal year by Oct. 1, resulting in the closure of nonessential federal organizations and the furlough of federal workers across the nation. Negotiations are presently at a stalemate.

Harvard Library's Guide To Research During the Shutdown
Politics

Harvard Library's Guide To Research During the Shutdown

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In Search of Lost Time

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Larry, In His Element
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Professor Summers

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Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization