Harvard Today: December 10, 2014

By Connie Yan

Good morning Harvard, and happy (?) last day of reading period! We’re sure there’s a lot going on for each of you today, from frantically finishing up (or starting?) all the final papers and projects you have due tonight, to freaking out when you realize that your exams start tomorrow, to the eternal debate about whether or not to do Primal Scream tonight (pro tip: just do it). Last but obviously not least, today also marks the very last edition of Harvard Today for the semester. We’ve had a blast filling you for the past several months, and we hope you aren’t too lost over the next couple weeks without your daily dose of weather information, d-hall menus, campus events, snark, and motivation! From all of us at Flyby, best of luck with all your exams (work that curve), papers, and worst of all, group projects. With that, we’re signing off ‘till January. It’s been real, Harvard!


Today brings a high of 43 and a low of 36, with a 60% chance of rain all day. The rain coat is a must, as well as your most waterproof shoes possible. Or better yet, floaties--the flooding on these Cambridge streets is getting out of hand. Stay dry!



Red Spiced Chicken
Beef Fajitas
Seitan Fajitas


Cider Roasted Pork Loin
Herb Roasted Chicken with Cacciatore Sauce
Quinoa and Vegetable Jambalaya


Netflix Study Breaks: You know you want to—I mean, you've probably studied enough at this point, right?


1) Men’s Basketball Rides Strong Second Half to Victory Over BU: The Harvard men’s basketball team (7-1) wrapped up its 2014 home slate with a 70-56 win over the visiting Boston University Terriers (2-6). After a tight first 30 minutes of play, the Crimson outscored BU, 25-11, over the final 10:39 of the game, at one point holding the Terriers without a field goal for more than seven consecutive minutes.

2) Asian Street Food Restaurant Opens in Square: Located in a basement covered with Chinese-inspired graffiti art, Harvard Square’s latest restaurant aims to combine an edgy atmosphere with upscale Asian-fusion street food, according to owner Ash Chan. Offering a diverse small plate menu, Night Market opened Tuesday night in the former home of Tamarind Bay at 75 Winthrop St.

3) Law School Student Charged with Assaulting HUPD Officer: A Harvard Law School student was arrested on charges of assaulting a Harvard University Police officer in North Hall on Dec. 2. Police arrested 28-year-old Matthew J. Diaz after he allegedly punched, kicked, and spat on one of the officers at around 2:30 a.m. in the graduate school dorm, according to the police report. Police alleged Diaz was “highly intoxicated” during the incident.

4) Harvard Research Assistant Wins Award for Science Raps: From Drake parodies to Nicki Minaj remixes, one Harvard research assistant is transforming scientific procedures into popular music that reaches high schools throughout New England. Alia Y. Qatarneh, a research assistant for the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard, was awarded the New England Biolabs Passion in Science Award in honor of her devotion to uniting science and arts in education.


Primal Scream. Midnight. The Yard. Watch out for the tourists.


Jill E. Abramson '76, former executive editor of The New York Times, and Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family psychology professor, discuss different styles of writing at Farkas Hall on Tuesday night.

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