Harvard Today: April 1, 2015

Senior Jake McGuiggan, pictured here in Apr. 2012 action, had five hits in seven at-bats in Sunday's doubleheader against Columbia.
Senior Jake McGuiggan, pictured here in Apr. 2012 action, had five hits in seven at-bats in Sunday's doubleheader against Columbia. By Emily C. Wong

Hello, Harvard! It is Wednesday and although it snowed on Monday, the sun will be mostly smiling down on us today here in post-Ice Age Cambridge. Today, Drew Faust will announce the suspension of reading period for classified unknown reasons. President Obama’s daughter has also stated that she will be attending Yale University. Also, Kanye West will be invited to attend Battle for Yardfest. Anyways, have a fun April Fool’s today, Harvard – have some hearty laughs today!

In the Atmosphere

Today will be around 45 degrees and a mostly sunny day. That’s right, the sun will be making its presence felt, so get out of Lamont and enjoy it while you can. 0% chance of precipitation is also an added bonus. Enjoy it for today, because tomorrow and Friday will not be as sunny.

In the D-Hall

Lunch:

Popcorn Chicken

Kielbasa Sub

Roasted Russet Potato Wedges

Korean Style Grilled tofu with Sesame Glaze

Dinner:

Memphis Style Roasted

Tomato Beef Macaroni

Portobello Lentil Pattie with Tomato Basil Salsa

Sauteed Collard Greens

On Flyby

1) Yik Yak: Get Your Creep On: Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of this social media app which is essentially an anonymous Twitter

2) PSA: Harvard Class of 2019 Regular Admissions Released Today: Welcome the new members of the Class of 2019!

In the News

1) Faust Defends Harvard’s Governance Structure: “University President Drew G. Faust is defending Harvard’s governance structure after two Harvard Law School professors were sharply critical of the central administration in an op-ed that called for the formation of a faculty senate.”

2) Obama Colleagues Summers and Furman Talk Economic Growth: “Former University President Lawrence H. Summers and Jason L. Furman ‘92, the current chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discussed domestic economic growth at a packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics Monday night.”

3) Students Prepare to Launch Advocacy Magazine: “A group of Harvard students have joined together to launch an arts and advocacy magazine to focus on issues of diversity and identity among students of color at Harvard, called Renegade, which will debut online on Friday.”

Events

Harvard Baseball vs. Holy Cross

The Crimson will be playing Holy Cross at O’Donnell Field today at 3:30 p.m. Be sure to support our boys! Go, Crimson!

The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Various speakers including Arthur Davis, a former US representative, will be giving a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School in the Ash Center today at 4:10 p.m.

Women’s Week Event:  A Discussion with Callie Crossley

The host of Under the Radar with Callie Crossley will be guest-lecturing at universities about media literacy amongst other topics such as gender and media. The event will be at the IOP at 6:30 p.m.

Piper Kerman Humanist Heroine Award

Come see Piper Kerman, the author of “Orange is the New Black”, speak at the Science Center in Hall B and be awarded by the Humanist Community at Harvard at 8 p.m.

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