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Harvard Today Oct 22, 2021

Taking bets I could fight a campus turkey — Kelsey J. Griffin, Staff Writer

In the News

Scholars, Journalists Discuss U.S.-China Relations, Afghanistan Withdrawal on Virtual Panel

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs hosted a panel Thursday on the future of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in August. Panelists included CNN;s chief international correspondent Clarissa A. G. Ward, editor-in-chief of The National Mina Al-Oraibi, and LA Times Middle East bureau chief Nabih Bulos.  

Former Cybersecurity Chief Krebs Talks Election Integrity at IOP Event

The Institute of Politics welcomed former U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Christopher C. Krebs on Thursday for a discussion on protecting democracy during the 2022 midterm elections. Krebs advocated for the use of technology in America’s elections, despite the potential for exploitation and misinformation. 

Four All-Electric Shuttles Unveiled at Ceremony 

President Bacow unveiled Harvard’s four new all-electric shuttle buses during a Thursday ceremony at the Science Center Plaza. The University purchased the buses — which will replace more than 30 percent of its bio-diesel bus fleet —in February to reduce the use of fossil fuels in campus operations.  

ON FLYBY

Flyby’s Midterm Szn 2021 Playlist

Drown out your midterm season pain with a playlist curated by Flyby just for you! Nothing like blasting Olivia Rodrigo to prepare you for the heartbreak of getting assigned a new paper or pset. It’s definitely brutal out here. 

IN THE REAL WORLD

Former Trump Advisor Found in Contempt for Defying Subpoena

The United States House of Representatives found Stephen K. Bannon, a close ally to former President Trump, in contempt of Congress, per a Thursday vote. The charge comes after Bannon refused to testify or turn over documents subpoenaed by the House in its investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

Moscow Return to Lockdown Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases

As Russia faces its worst spike of Covid-19 cases to date, Moscow announced it would return to a lockdown Thursday. The country has struggled in recent weeks to impose public health measures, with mask guidance going largely ignored and vaccination campaigns stalling at only 33 percent of the population. 

Alec Baldwin Fatally Shoots Women on Set 

Actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot the director of photography for his new film after firing a prop gun on set. The film’s director was injured in the incident and taken to receive emergency care. A spokesperson for Baldwin reported the prop gun, which was meant to shoot blanks, misfired.