I was in the elevator on Tuesday with Prof. Shultz and other members of the International Security Studies Program staff as they returned from a luncheon/lecture. Since classes ended last Friday, it seemed logical to ask whether anyone turned up to eat/listen. It was packed, they told me. People standing outside to hear the comments by the panel of three marine generals, General John Kelly, General Richard Zilmer and General Lawrence Nicholson.
Also on Tuesday, an alternate source of food/knowledge. The International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program sponsored a lunch/talk entitled “Battle for NREGA: An Indian NonViolent Movement for Strategic Social Change,” by Reetika Khera an advocate for India’s rural workers and an economist by training.
And if the topics of the lunch talks didn’t draw certain students, they still didn’t need to go hungry: the Ambassachords provided mid-afternoon “finger food” and music for hungry stomachs and weary brains.
With exams having formally begun yesterday, surely the extra-curricular events will have ended. But no! More events, and more food. Hungry students tomorrow can take in the “Soul Food Study Break” co-sponsored by the Ralph Bunche Society and the Africana Club.
By the weekend, first-year students will start to peel off, heading to their summer internships, but the events roll on. Tuesday evening, those still in town will celebrate the accomplishments of Ushahidi Haiti. Naturally, food will be served.