Happy Friday, Harvard! If you’re heading off campus for the weekend, first of all, we hate you, and second of all, just kidding, we don’t care because we’re going to have a great long weekend here instead #notbitter. For those of you questioning if that second statement is true, here’s Flyby’s fail-proof, 100% guaranteed list of ways to have the best long weekend ever.
1) Grab a meal in Boston! The options are endless. Go out to dinner in the North End (and snag dessert at Mike’s Pastries of course), check out Chinatown, or indulge your inner tourist and visit Quincy Market in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall.
2) Go hiking! There are a number of great spots in the greater Boston area that are accessible by T. Check out these five awesome options. The fall leaves will be out in full force!
3) Get artsy! Embrace your inner hipster and head to the Museum of Fine Arts or the Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum. Admission is free with HUID!
4) Shop till ya drop! A number of stores are holding sales for the long weekend. Head down Newbury Street or stroll through the Prudential Center to stock up on all the fall sweaters and scarves you could ever want.
5) Get ahead on your work! Or, let’s be real: tell yourself you’re going to get ahead on your work and proceed to procrastinate on everything until Monday night. It’s the thought that counts, right?
IN THE ATMOSPHERE
Today’s high is 65 degrees, with a low of 47. There’s a zero percent chance of rain, but enjoy that while it lasts! It’s forecasted to rain on Saturday and Monday. Every other day isn’t too bad, right?
IN THE D-HALLS
Farfale Pasta with Cannelini and Basil Pesto
Philly Cheese Steak Sub
Shrimp Fried Rice
Baked Salmon with Dill
Za’atar Roasted Chicken
Moroccan Chickpea and Pumpkin Tagine
1) Listen Up!: Dating Advice for Short Guys and The Importance of Deodorant: Your trusted Flyby advisers—two uniquely unqualified, naïve, decidedly uninteresting juniors—are back with their latest advice and invaluable counsel.
2) #tbt: HoCos Have Always Hated Budget Checks: “Dean of Freshmen Thomas A. Dingman ‘67 defended the request. “The student officers who are reluctant are missing the point,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that this request has been thought of as a dean’s plot.” Dingman then cackled and touched the dagger by his side”.
3) Cronut Recipe Revealed!: The mystery’s been solved, folks. HUDS, can we substitute these for our standard lunch Ranger Cookies?
IN THE NEWS
1) Students Criticize Sexual Assault Policy, Final Club Culture: Students advocated for a more victim-centric handling process of sexual assault cases and debated safe social spaces on campus in what turned out to be a small group discussion about sexual assault and rape Thursday evening.
2) Financial Aid Office Renamed for Griffin ‘89: Students, alumni, and top University administrators gathered Thursday afternoon for a celebratory dedication of the Office of Financial Aid to Kenneth C. Griffin ’89. Griffin, founder of Chicago-based investment firm Citadel, donated $150 million to the University in February. At least $125 million of the gift will go toward hundreds of scholarships named after Griffin, for whom the Office of Financial Aid has also been renamed.
3) Renovated Barker Cafe to Feature Hi-Rise, Counter Culture: The Barker Center’s Rotunda Cafe will reopen next week following a multi-month renovation, and will now feature catering by Cambridge-based Hi-Rise Bread Company and drinks from Counter Culture Coffee.
EVENTS: (LONG) WEEKEND EDITION
It’s the Harvard University Band’s 95th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate, they will be having a reunion concert montage tonight in Sanders Theatre at 8 p.m.
The Bach Society Orchestra has a concert tonight in Paine Hall at 8 p.m. Stop by for your weekly dose of culture and listen to them play pieces by Mozart and Beethoven, among others!
There are two great student theater productions happening this weekend! Head over to the Loeb Experimental Theater to see With Fates Driving, taking place tonight at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. If you’re looking for a modern twist on something more classic, visit the Adams Pool Theater to see this year’s Hyperion Scene Recitals: The Real Housewives of Windsor, showing at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.
The Crimson has a lot going on this Saturday across the river! Head over to support men’s football vs. Cornell at 1 p.m. at the stadium. Women and men’s soccer will also be battling the Big Red, with the ladies facing off at 1:30 p.m. at Soldiers Field Stadium, and the men playing at 4:30 p.m. at the same place. Last but not least, women’s rugby is facing Dartmouth at 11 a.m. Wear all the Harvard gear you have, and spend the whole day supporting your classmates! Bonus points if you make it to all four games.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The four members of the panel conversation, "Reform Conservatism: The Future of the Republican Party?", held in the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.