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.
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.
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.
Three tickets are vying to be the Undergraduate Council President and Vice President next year, according to Election Commission Chair Wesley K. Chen ’14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sign No. 58 that the government is a mess: The Harvard Library has felt the need to make a guide to doing research during the shutdown.
You may have heard of the “government shutdown”—but do you really know what it means or how it affects you? And why it has replaced all the Breaking Bad posts of Facebook? Others have already tackled many of the issues related to the shutdown, but Flyby is here to answer the questions that you were too embarrassed to ask.
After Ted Cruz, the Republican Senator from Texas, completed his more than 21-hour speech slamming the Obama administration's healthcare policies, an online petition was started urging Harvard to rescind the Senator's degree. Cruz, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995, recently made headlines when news broke that he preferred to study only with graduates from Harvard, Princeton and Yale while he worked towards his J.D.
Harvard has once again reached that heralded moment in democracy: the time when students vote for their Undergraduate Council representatives. Although the freshmen candidates have been enthusiastically campaigning, most students have been underwhelmed by their options so far. Neither the professionally printed posters nor even the creative use of a disco ball by one candidate have bolstered student confidence in the abilities of their classmates. Thankfully, the international community has heeded the call for help, and several new candidates have thrown their hats into the ring at the last minute. This fall, several world leaders have set their sights on Harvard, and they want more than a gig at the IOP. The unique experience and perspective that these candidates bring will surely bolster the strength and capabilities of the UC. In no particular order, we present the newest crop of candidates and, if they were running, what they might say to promote their candidacies to Harvard students.