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Harvard Today Mar 15, 2019

Spring Break hasn’t even started, and I’m already looking forward to Summer.—Anthony M. Weinraub, STAFF WRITER

In the News

Housing Day Sees “Absolutely Electric” Turnout

Housing Day 2019 took place Thursday, with upperclassmen from the 12 residential Houses donning House apparel and waving banners welcoming freshmen to their new homes. Each of the Houses hosted events throughout the day, including community dinners and steins.

University Considering Union Economic Proposals

Following the latest round of bargaining sessions, University negotiators announced their intention to study the economic proposals outlined by the Harvard Graduate Students Union—United Automobile Workers. The proposals concerns changes to wages and benefits.

Student Agencies To Pilot Food Delivery App

Harvard Student Agencies piloting a the food delivery app called HOPP. HOPP was developed by HSA’s mobile development program, Dev, for a client and will be available in the week following Spring Break.

ON FLYBY

What to Show Your Friends When They Visit

Have a friend from high school finally coming for their long-promised visit? Fear not: Flyby has compiled a handy list of all the places in and around Harvard to take all your friends, whether they be party animals or future Goldman Sachs interns.

IN THE REAL WORLD

Beto O’Rourke Announces Presidential Campaign

Former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke announced his campaign for president in a video Thursday. The three-term representative gained prominence by challenging Senator Ted Cruz last year. While O’Rourke lost narrowly, beat fundraising records and visited all 254 counties in Texas, gaining both an in-state and national following.

Parliament Votes to Delay Brexit

The British Parliament has voted to seek an extension on the legal process that governs Britain’s exit from the European Union. The vote comes soon after Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal for a second time, as well as voting to rule out a “no-deal” scenario, in which Britain leaves the E.U. with no trade or agreements in place.

Facebook Struggles to Respond to Large Outage

Facebook suffered a partial outage that began Wednesday afternoon, stretched on for approximately 14 hours, and affecting users around the globe. The interruption is believed to be the largest in the social media company’s history. The outage also affected Facebook-owned services including Instagram and WhatsApp.