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Harvard Today Nov 15, 2018

It’s Friday Eve…that means it’s basically Harvard-Yale, right?

— Rachel L. Reynolds, CONTRIBUTING WRITER  

In the News

Harvard Admissions Trial Will Stretch Into 2019 with New Hearing, Filings

Though the trial initially wrapped up on November 2nd, Harvard isn’t quite out of the woods yet. Both Harvard and the SFFA will present additional arguments on February 13th, extending the trial all the way into 2019. Updates from this controversial trial seem to be far from over.

Harvard Open Data Project Predicts Palaniappan and Huesa Will Win UC Race
The Harvard Open Data Project has released the results for who they believe will win the UC presidential election. Through a poll sent out to the student body this week along with some other factors, they’re currently predicting Sruthi Palaniappan ‘20 and Julia Huesa ‘20 will win the race, with votes from nearly 57% of 264 respondents. Official results come out tonight at 10 p.m., so we’ll see very soon how this prediction plays out.

Harvard Engineering Professor Wood Awarded Medal for Work in Robotics

In possibly the coolest award ever, Professor Robert Wood has been awarded the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal for his work in soft robotics, specifically involving his creation of “RoboBees”. Professor Wood, please hit me up when you get around to making RoboTFs who won’t notice when I miss section (again).


Roving Reporter: Harvard Students and the Admissions Trial

Looking for a hot take on the admissions trial from the students themselves? Check out Flyby hitting the streets to get the real scoop from students around campus.

How to Be the Hostess with the Mostest this Harvard-Yale

For all those getting ready to pump up their air mattresses and/or throw all their extra blankets on the ground for incoming Yalies, check out this How-to and make sure they have a 5-star stay (even if you only see them for 5 minutes).

Thoughts Yale Students Have on The Game

Ever wanted to get inside the mind of a Yale student? Spoiler alert: they’re most excited to see “students from two of the supposedly most prestigious universities in the country making complete and utter fools of themselves.” Glad we can at least agree on that.


N.J. Democrat Defeats Trump Ally, Leaving the State With Just 1 Republican in Congress

For the first time since Woodrow Wilson was in office, Democrats hold nearly all the House seats in New Jersey. Joining the long list of races that were too close to call on Election Day, Andy Kim (former national security advisor under President Obama) finally won out over Republican Tom MacArthur after a week of counting thousands of paper ballots. Don’t sign us up for that job.

Nikolas Cruz, Parkland Shooting Suspect, Is Charged With Assaulting Deputy in Jail

While awaiting trial on 34 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, suspect Nikolas Cruz has now also been charged with three charges of assaulting an officer while in jail.

Céline Dion Launches Gender-Neutral Kids Clothing Line Célinununu
In the most Céline Dion-est ad ever, the star announced her brand new clothing line for children, complete with glitter, a dramatic arrest, and even more glitter. The brand moves away from traditionally gendered clothes for children and honestly, looks way cooler than we ever dressed as kids.