Cambridge Harvard University facilities remain unaffected by a major water main leak that took place Saturday in Weston, Mass. and has left an estimated two million Boston area residents without potable tap water.
Although a rocket-scientist-turned-local-politician may not be the typical American dream, it’s safe to say Leland Cheung is doing quite well for himself. In fact, the 32-year-old graduate student has quite the resume.
Dozens of students and former civil servants gathered on Tuesday night to listen to former senior advisors to the late Edward M. Kennedy ’54-’56 discuss their experiences with the senator’s contributions to education.
<p>Jerry Seinfeld once said, “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” In an age of 140-character updates it appears, shockingly, that many Bostonians are still thinking in long form.</p><p>This past Saturday, the first ever Boston Book Festival was held in Copley Square, featuring authors and performers across all genres and art forms.</p><p>One of the most interesting and well-attended events was a interview with John Hodgman. You may not know the name, but you probably know his face. (Hint: he's a PC.)</p><p>He was interviewed by author Tom Perrotta ("Election," "The Abstinence Teacher"), who taught him once when Hodgman was at Yale. Despite his low-caliber education, Hodgman has enjoyed much success as a writer, literary agent and personification of a computer since his graduation in 1994.</p><p>Speaking to an adoring audience that was almost entirely college-aged in the sanctuary of Old South Church, Hodgman quipped, “I’ve always wanted my own megachurch.” More from the PC and the Yard cow-grazer post-jump.</p><p>