Quick update on interesting non-academic things I’ve been upto over the last few weeks:

  • gdgt Live @ Boston: a random free tech swag + free drinks event in Boston
  • Askwith Forum–Texas vs. Fisher: really great talk by two HLS professors on this crazy affirmative action case (Fisher, a white female who was denied admittance to the University of Texas, is suing the university on the basis of affirmative action discriminating against her and favoring other students)
  • All-Harvard South Asian Students Mixer: fun evening for South Asian students across all the various Harvard graduate schools to meet up–had pretty solid representation (HGSE, HLS, HBS, HSPH, HKS, and HGSD)
  • Head of the Charles Regatta: the world’s largest two-day rowing event took place this weekend on the beautiful Charles River
  • MIT Press Book Sale: amaaaazing sale at MIT Press with a fantastic collection of books up to 90% off–all these wonderfully nerdy books about technology and society for under $10!
  • Participated in a study on decision making at HBS: quite a fun experience–for 90 minutes of my time, I got $22, a bag of chips, and two Shirley Temples. Win.
  • Met and briefly chatted with Salman Rushdie (!!!) following his book talk: remember how I was excited about this earlier? Yeah, it was *totally* awesome.
  • The Common Chords: I’ve joined the Ed School a capella group! We’re a small group but have a great sound and it’s a fun stress reliever in the middle of an otherwise busy week

More later–midterms don’t stop for anyone!