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Aaaaaaaaannnnndd, we’re back! It feels a little bit like we never left….

The campus is alive and buzzing again after our short Spring Break hiatus. And while everyone is a bit more rested, and significantly tanner than they were when they left, things are pretty much back to normal around here.

In case you haven’t heard, Harvard Basketball made history last week, gaining the school’s first win in the NCAA basketball tournament. On Thursday night in Salt Lake City, the Harvard men’s basketball team beat the New Mexico Lobos, 68-62. It was a big win for The Crimson, and I could barely believe all of the three pointers that fell.

For their next game, the team played against the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday. Several places on campus and in Harvard Square screened the game, including restaurants, bars and lounges in the Harvard Houses. I watched the first half in the Eliot House Grille – a hangout spot in the basement of Eliot House, complete with a flat screen television, plush couches, bar stools, a pool table and a foosball table, and diner-like checkered floors. Our housemasters provided pizza to accompany March Madness, and we spent the night rooting for our team. Unfortunately, Harvard lost 74-51, but they still made history, and we couldn’t be more proud of them!

I’ve got a lot on tap for this week. Jon Favreau, former director of speechwriting for President Barack Obama, (and one of my favorite people) is visiting the Institute of Politics this Wednesday, and I LITERALLY cannot wait. I’ll let you know how it goes. Until then, enjoy the first hints of Spring!



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