Harvard Today: February 19, 2015

By Courtesy of Brian Panoff

Happy Thursday, Harvard, and happy Chinese New Year! It definitely seems weird to have 3 whole days of class in a row– we’re actually going to have a full week’s worth of Tuesday-Thursday classes for once. Hopefully the novelty of that can get you through lecture (and that much closer to the weekend)!

IN THE ATMOSPHERE  
Today is going to be cloudy with a chance of snow (how unique). It should be about 25º all day but unfortunately it’s going to feel like about 10º.

IN THE D-HALLS
Lunch:
Red Spiced Chicken Breast
Cheese and Mushroom Quiche
Greek Pizza on Multigrain Crust

Dinner:
Hoisin Glazed Salmon
Pork Dumplings
Buddha’s Delight
Vegetable Egg Rolls

ON FLYBY:
The Shuttle Ride of Doom
Just what we needed, more horror stories from the Quad.

IN THE NEWS:
After Snow Days, College Asks Student Groups To Prioritize School“As faculty scrambled to rearrange schedules after Harvard canceled three days of classes in as many weeks when historic snowfall hit New England, the Office of Student Life reached out to student groups requesting that they alter their schedules so their members prioritize academics over extracurricular commitments.”

IOP Panelists Express Frustration with State of Voting Rights: "Panelists including a U.S. congressman and Kennedy School of Government professor discussed what they saw as recent restrictions to voter rights at a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum event Wednesday night, 50 years after the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law."

UHS To Develop New Protocols After Closing Overnight Beds: “After the impending closure of Stillman Infirmary and its 10 overnight observation beds, Harvard University Health Services will use the new space to expand patient booking resources and mental health resources by 20 to 25 percent, according to UHS Director Paul J. Barreira.”

UC Will Create Alumni Advisory Board: "Undergraduate Council leaders plan to create an alumni advisory board during their term in the hopes of eventually acquiring alumni funding for student groups."

ON ARTS:
'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' A Missive From On High:
"A mixtape disguised and packaged as a full-length album, 'If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late' touches on many of the same themes as previous entries in Drake’s discography."

'Another Eternity' Entrancing Electronic Poetry: "'Another Eternity,' as per Purity Ring’s trance reputation, relies on rampant use of repetition for its emotional punch."

EVENTS:
Women’s Swimming and Diving Ivy Championships -
Swimming prelims start at 11 a.m. and 1 meter diving is at 1:30 p.m. at Blodgett Pool.

OCS Insider Tips - at 12 p.m. in the OCS, Katie Fell, Student Services coordinator, is teaching students how to use Crimson Careers more effectively.

Critical Mass - What happens when smart women start to rule the world. A discussion led by Jay Newton-Small at 4 p.m. about the proliferation of women in politics. FDR at the Kennedy School.

How Change is Effected - A discussion on how grassroots movements have impacted civil rights, economic justice, and advances in life science. 4 p.m. in the Kennedy School in L166.

International Development - The OCS is hosting a panel at 4:30 p.m. about using technology to address global challenges and create change.

Creative Careers in Advertising - At 6 p.m., the OCS will be talking about creative departments connected to advertising. Register through Crimson Careers.

Dismantling Rape Culture - The IOP and PBHA are co-hosting a dinner discussion about campus sexual assault policies at 7 p.m. in the Phillips Brooks House.

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Sophomore Nikki Okwelogu set a personal best in the shot put this weekend in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton track and field meet.

 

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