Icosian Reflections

…a tendency to systematize and a keen sense

that we live in a broken world.

Democracy! (Part 2: The Democratizing)


Vote! Today! Before 8pm!

Yesterday, I linked a polling-place guide from the IOP, which was two years out of date. The HPR has a good guide to candidates and their issues, but their polling-place list for Harvard students is also incorrect.[1] As far as I can tell, the list goes:

  • Harvard Yard (inc. Union; exc. Apley), Adams: Gund Hall (48 Quincy Street)
  • Dunster, Leverett: Putnam Apartments (2 Mt. Auburn Street)
  • Apley, Lowell, Mather, Quincy: Quincy House (58 Plympton Street)
  • Quad: Graham and Parks School (44 Linnaean Street)
  • Eliot: Friends Meeting House (5 Longfellow Park)

It's unclear to me where Winthrop and Kirkland vote; whether they're also with Eliot, or if they vote in Quincy with the rest.

The Crimson also has a bit on early polling results, especially regarding the four ballot initiatives (indexing the state gasoline tax to consumer prices, expansion of $0.05 bottle-recycling rebates to all non-alcoholic, non-carbonated drinks, banning casinos and dog-racing betting, and sick-leave entitlements for private Mass. employees).

Now go do that now, and come back when you're done!

I voted!


Landry and Harris, pursuing the "hacker edition"[?] of running for UC prez, make it onto the ballot despite collecting petition signatures for only 23 hours. Campaigning is prohibited for another week, and, while it's unclear whether or not the UC Election Committee counts private blogs as press, I'm going to shut up about them for that interval. Expect more later.


Speaking of UC ballot petitions, the Harvard Teaching Campaign is collecting signatures to put a referendum question on the UC ballot asking:

Do you support or oppose a cap of 12 students on all mandatory and graded sections and lab groups?

If you think that it would be a good thing to collect undergraduate student opinions on this question, sign before Sunday!

[1] Source: The Eliot House newsletter disagrees with the HPR; I went to the place directed by the former; they had the list of Eliot House voters there.

[?] "Hacker Editions" are harder versions of CS50 problem sets, which are worth no extra credit, but are merely offered for students looking for a challenge. (CS50 Syllabus)