This week, there's a special reason to stop by the Cabot Science Library (and no, we don't mean to study.) It's the yearly Science Book Sale! The library is selling a variety of books from Harvard's collections at a low cost—in this case, just $4 a piece, or less.
If you're on campus and tired of eating cereal for dinner (or worse, setting fire to your hall kitchen attempting to cook pasta), tonight you can satisfy your taste buds with the exotic cuisines of Pakistan, India, and the Middle East at Safar: A Journey of Taste, a banquet organized by Harvard students to support the millions of Pakistanis who are still suffering in the wake of the 2010-2011 floods that destroyed much of the country's arable land.
Margot Leger '13 is a runner, a lover of words, and a creative fundraiser. This April she is combining two things that most of us have probably only ever considered doing—running a marathon and getting a henna tattoo. Leger, fundraising in support of the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), is asking friends and family to donate words, at five dollars apiece, that she will henna onto her body before she runs the distance.
March 11 marked the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan. In 2012, the aftereffects of the natural disaster have not yet subsided, and many in Japan still find themselves without home or job. A Cambridge-based fundraising initiative called Bake For Japan hopes to give buyers the chance to make a difference in the lives of impacted individuals while simultaneously indulging buyer's sweet tooths.
Hear warmer days calling your name? Even though this winter has been relatively mild, this May will undoubtedly bring (even) warmer weather and, let's not forget, final exams. Before you book your summer plane tickets, make sure to check out the final exam schedule here.
Women's Week traditionally celebrates women's accomplishments and stimulates conversation around the role of women today and the larger implications of gender at Harvard. The students behind the event are already generating conversation, starting with just a whisper.
While trudging through freshly fallen snow may not induce thoughts of summertime, this coming summer is no doubt on many of our minds as we apply to programs, internships, and travel opportunities that will take us away from Harvard in just a few months' time.
The sound of Katy Perry playing loudly at one end of the Yard on a weeknight is enough to make anyone curious. Walk a little further and you'll see beautiful lights set against a black star-lit night—all perfectly complemented by plentiful laughter and the occasional sound of bodies crashing to the ground.