Good morning, Harvard! Happy Monday, and in case your Monday isn’t so happy after all, here are some special holidays you can celebrate today!
1) National Coffee Day: Perfect for justifying that Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte you really want to buy– okay, don’t pretend like you don’t like the greatness that is 62 grams of sugar pretending to be the essence of fall.
2) Happy Goose Day: Apparently you’re supposed to eat a goose today? Wait, but why?! Also, how many vegetarians and vegans just cringed?
3) Confucius Day: I mean, how can we not appreciate him with aphorisms like, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” (How much better did we all just feel going to class in pajamas?).
IN THE ATMOSPHERE
It’s going to really nice during the day today with a high of 76 degrees! But there’s a 50% chance of rain at night, which works perfectly with your plans tonight of staying in your room and being extremely productive, right?
IN THE D-HALL
Shrimp & Monterey Jack Quesadilla with Peppers & Tomato
Chickpea Tikka Masala with Peas and Potatoes
Teriyaki Chicken with Scallions and Garlic
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Vegetable and Multigrain Spaghetti Caponata
1) What do Harvard Students Do for Fun?: Wait, but actually what’s the answer to this question: Which club is real?
a) Harvard College Association For the Promotion of International Exploration
b) Harvard College Association For the Promotion of Intercollegiate Extension
c) Harvard College Association For the Promotion of Interplanetary Expansion
2) Overheard at OTI’s ‘Trial by Fire’: “Does anyone have an epidural on them? AND IS MY PLACENTA SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE THIS?!" Hmm…
3) Kanye West Is Teaching a Class: “I’mma let you finish posting to Twitter and group texting your friends in a minute (an hour and a half to be exact), but I just want to say that proteins are the best macromolecules.”
4) Resident Dean Name Change, Take 12: Flyby offers the College some help incase they’re thinking of another resident dean name change!
IN THE NEWS
1) Pioneering Anthropologist, Prolific Teacher Dies: “Former Chair of the Anthropology Department Irven DeVore, who taught generations of Harvard undergraduates a lotteried class popularly known as “Sex," died last Tuesday of cardiac failure. He was 80.”
2) Council Votes Against Q Change, Vows Increased Transparency: “Undergraduate Council representatives officially censured the recent decision to withhold Q Guide difficulty ratings from students and passed legislation that would require the publication of internal voting and attendance records at the Council's weekly meeting Sunday evening.”
3) Ghana’s President Details Economic Growth at IOP: “President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama described the arrival of a “new frontier” of economic growth and political stability for his Western African country in a speech at the Institute of Politics on Friday.”
There will be an IOP Fellows reception today from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the PBHA House. Come meet the IOP Fellows this year and learn about public service!
Drop by the OCS today at 54 Dunster Street from 4 to 5 p.m. to attend an information session about the Goldwater Scholarship for scientists, mathematicians, and engineers!
Learn about how Ancient Rome has been presented and represented through the medium of dance tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Barker Center Room 133 in a lecture called Ludi, Ludic, Ludicrous: Choreographing Rome from Spartacus to Caligula.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Sietse K. Goffard '15, Gus A. Mayopoulos '15, and Stephen A. Turban '17 address the UC on Wednesday evening. A measure to increase accountability among members had just been passed.