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College

Shopping Envy at Princeton, Less School at Yale, and a Lyrical Cunundrum at Cornell

The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and other schools too). Though Tigers in years past have chosen to poke fun at Harvard students for our less-than-universal access to hot breakfast, they're not laughing anymore. Now, in fact, they wish they were us. A recent news story in the "Daily Princetonian" berated Princeton's lack of a shopping period at the start of the semester, listing Harvard as the primary example of a place that does it right. We may not get to eat pork rolls for breakfast, but who needs those when we can use all the money we're saving on add/drop fees and spend it on hot breakfast in the Square?

Politics

A Debate Recap

Though both candidates spent far more than their allotted time bickering over the numbers, Flyby's debate recap will take a more qualitative approach. Herewith, some superlatives.

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Harvard Business School

Tyra Banks: Dropping H-Bombs Like Nobody's Business

"It hit me after graduating from Harvard," Tyra Banks explained in the opening sequence of America's Next Top Model's 19th cycle this summer. "We just have to do a college cycle!" To be clear, Tyra did not attend the College, though her feisty sidekick in that opening scene is quick to compliment her "big, fierce, Harvard College ideas!" Since "graduating" from Harvard Business School last February (in fact, Banks received a certificate from Harvard's Owner/President Management Program, a nine-week program featuring an application which asks prospective participants for their annual compensations but does not inquire about GPAs or test scores) Banks has not missed a single opportunity to drop the H-Bomb, reminding the world time and time again of all that deliberately-assigned hard work she had to put in.

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College

Free Apples, In Honor of Gisele

Two out of three newly-planted apple trees in the southwest corner of the MAC Quad have signs that read, "In honor of Gisele Bündchen."

Politics

Romney is the Ninety-Nine Percent?

In an election season as Crimson-tinged as this one (even the "New York Times" felt the need to report on the presidential candidates' shared alma mater), it should come as no surprise that Harvard researchers are behind a 2009 political psychology study that's been trending across the blogosphere for the past several days. Their findings? That Mitt Romney is the new McSteamy. Herewith, your questions answered.

College

Getting to Know Class Day Speaker Barney Frank

Mass. House Representative Barnett "Barney" Frank ’61-’62 makes up one half of this year's unlikely Class Day speaker duo. Here are five facts to introduce you to the Congressman, from his Harvard roots to his upcoming wedding plans.

Graduate School of Design

HKS and GSD Turn 50

Their jubilee year became an occasion not only to invite celebrities and call caterers but also to reflect and look forward.The 50th anniversary marked the beginning of these graduate schools’ shift from a professional orientation to a more academic approach.

College

House Residents Displaced

The 1986-87 academic year saw widespread housing shortages and upheaval due to enrollment miscalculations, renovations in the Quad, and a separate system for transfer students.

Harvard Square

Square Personality: Adam S. Hirsch

He begins by talking about his family. “My wife is Jamie and we have three kids,” he says, spelling out each name. “Our eldest, Aiden (‘e-n’) is seven. We have two girls that are five, Addison and Emerson. We live in Roslindale and for a little while now we were looking for a business to call our own.”

Food and Drink

Chill Out

In this series, we showcase creative and delicious recipes that can be made using only food found in dining halls. With the weather heating up here in Cambridge, you'll find yourself craving deliciously refreshing—if far too expensive—cool drinks from places around the Square. Head to your dining hall instead and use this installment of Dining Delights to make your own chilled beverages.

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Visual Arts

Lifting the Fogg

Since 2008, The Harvard Art Museums have been undergoing renovations, and the Fogg—the most expansive of the museums—has been off-limits to visitors.

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Libraries

Free Public Library Lectures with Steven Pinker, Drew Faust, and More

We may be well into 2012, but Harvard's 375th Anniversary celebration is far from over. As part of the festivities, Harvard has announced the John Harvard Book Celebration, a series of lectures at Cambridge and Boston Public Libraries that are free and open to the public.

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Dos Besos

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression