Happy Wednesday, Harvard! Hopefully those of you who are eligible had a chance to vote in yesterday’s midterms elections! For those of you who haven’t heard the results yet, overall, the night was a big win for Republicans, who maintained majority control in the House of Representatives, won a majority in the Senate, and won a large majority of the governor’s races taking place yesterday.
While elections have been taking up most people’s attention these past few days (at least any attention left over after classes, meetings, and more), there’s been a lot going on everywhere else in the world! Here’s what you may have missed:
- Kim Jong Un emerged after a six week seclusion to walk without a cane among North Korean troops, according to their state newspaper.
- Brittany Maynard, a woman with terminal brain cancer who chose to end her own life, has begun a national discussion on right-to-die legislation.
- Catalonia, the northeastern region of Spain, plans to hold a secession vote this weekend, in direct opposition to rulings from the highest courts in the country, as well as the leadership in the capital, Madrid. Don’t get too inspired, Union dorms.
- TSwizzle’s new album, 1989, sold 1.287 million copies in its first week of sales. That’s more than last week’s 70 top albums sales combined. Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate, but Taylor’s gonna make make make make make SO MUCH MONEY.
- The fugitive Mexican mayor suspected of ordering the kidnapping of 43 college students was found and arrested.
IN THE ATMOSPHERE
Today is going to be a sunny 64 degrees! It’s almost like it didn’t snow this past weekend...well, for the five millionth time this fall, grab a t-shirt and roll up your jeans, no need for a parka today! #blessed
IN THE D-HALLS
Bacon and Mushroom Quiche
Chicken Tikka Masala
Pepper, Tomato, Black Bean, and Monterey Jack Quesadilla
Multigrain Penne with Broccoli and Chicken
Cheddar Cheese Mushroom Omelette
Scrambled Cage Free Eggs
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IN THE NEWS
1. Bol Authorized Study that Photographed Faculty, Students, in Class without Notice: Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Peter K. Bol admitted at Tuesday’s meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to using cameras placed in classrooms to take photographs of attendance without telling the surveilled faculty and students.
2. Faculty Unanimously Passes Motion Asking Corp. To Reverse Health Benefits Changes: Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences unanimously voted to request that University President Drew G. Faust and the Harvard Corporation reverse the new health benefits policy—unveiled earlier this year—on the eve of its planned implementation.
3. Five Tickets To Compete for UC Presidency, Vice Presidency: Five tickets will run in the upcoming Undergraduate Council elections, the highest number of competitors in the past six years. Of those tickets, presidential and vice presidential hopefuls Luke R. Heine ’17 and Stephen A. Turban ’17 are sophomores—a rare occurrence in a race that is typically dominated by juniors.
Head over to CGIS S050 at 2 p.m. today for an information session on obtaining summer internships with leading Chinese and multinational corporations and NGO/NPOs, organized by the Harvard China Fund.
Join IOP Fellow Kristin Soltis Anderson at her study group session today at 4 p.m. in IOP L166. She will be leading a discussion breaking down the results from yesterday’s midterm elections and analyzing what they mean for the future of politics.
Do you want to lead FOP? Head over to Emerson 101 at 8:30 p.m. to learn more!
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Maura Healey '92, the newly elected Attorney General, celebrates her election at the Oval Room in the Fairmont Copley Plaza on Wednedsay night.