Harvard Today: April 15, 2014


By Tarik Adnan Moon

Good morning, Harvard!

As the post-Yardfest bliss starts to dissipate and the weather cools down after an all-too-short high, it’s tough to accept that it’s only Tuesday. But don't worry, things are still good! Midterm season is slowing down (but never-ending), the weather is still warm-ish, and last night's HUDS dinner was actually pretty great. Now that's quite the statement.

Today’s high of 67 degrees isn’t too shabby, but the fact that there’s a 100% chance of rain is a bit of a damper. Hope you got to enjoy yesterday’s clear skies, because we’re not sure they’ll be back for a while.

Bacon and Spinach Pizza on Multigrain Crust
Roasted Honey Lime Chicken
Pepper, Onion, and Cheese Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust

Blackened Redfish (one fish, two fish, blackened redfish, blue fish?)
Mexican Chicken
Creamy Chilaquile Casserole

1) Overheard at Yardfest: Conversations and ideas from not-so-sober undergraduates enjoying Janelle Monáe’s set.

2) Announcing the Flyby Instagram! Hit us up @crimsonflyby! We’ll follow back. Probably.

3) Harvard 2048: Two UC Presidents get you President Faust, two Fausts get you a Pfister, two Pfisters get you…? Which Harvard big shot is 2048? Guess you’ll have to play the game to find out!

4) Janelle Monáe Honored as Artist and Advocate: Monáe was honored by the Harvard College Women’s Center and the Harvard Black Men’s Forum in two separate ceremonies on Monday.

5) Huckabee Discusses State of Politics, Future Political Career: “Mike Huckabee, former Republican presidential candidate and Governor of Arkansas, discussed the possibility of seeking the Republican presidential nomination once more in 2016 while speaking at the Institute of Politics Monday evening”.


Memorial Church is hosting a Boston Marathon Anniversary Remembrance at 2 p.m. today. Church bells will ring at 2:49 p.m. to signify the exact moment of the bombings taking place. The remembrance walls that were created last year will be displayed outside the church until next Monday.

The Institute of Politics is hosting an event titled Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community, an address by Lisa Monaco, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism. She will speak at 6 p.m. in the JFK Jr. Forum.

Happy Passover to all those who celebrate! Harvard Hillel will be hosting two Seder dinners for those who wish to attend, a more traditional dinner hosted by Rabbi Getzel Davis, and a dinner hosted by the Progressive Jewish Alliance. Both will take place at 8:30 p.m. Registration and pre-payment is required of grad students and community members who wish to attend.

The Belfer Center is hosting a conversation with Ambassador Nabeela Al-Mulla, Former Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, and Professor Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. Amb. Al-Mulla will discuss Iran's nuclear program and the economic and political relations between Kuwait, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and the European Union. It will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Allison Dining Room, the 5th floor of the Taubman Building.

Janelle Monáe, who performed at Yardfest this past weekend, received The Women’s Center’s Award for Achievement in Arts and Media 2014. At the award ceremony she discussed different questions of identity, including sex, gender, and sexuality in her performances. The discussion was moderated by Alexis Wilkinson '15 and Jasmine Fernandez '16. Later in the day, Monáe received the Harvard Black Men's Forum annual Woman of the Year award.

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