Back to reality. Forgive the juniors stumbling back to campus over the course of this morning, for they know not what they’ve done — Thursday night’s tap events, after all, will forever remain veiled in secrecy. Welcome back to real society, 2016, where the costumes aren’t that colorful and biographies are just the subject of a Gaddis class.
Let freedom ring. Today marks the 150th anniversary of General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union victory over Confederate forces at Appomattox. To honor the occasion, bell towers (like our very own Harkness Tower) across the country will ring for four minutes, beginning at 3:15 p.m. Mayor Toni Harp and professor David Blight will be on-hand to make remarks on the significance of the anniversary.
Keeping up with the Clintons. Pre-empting an entire book on the subject (titled “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House”), a piece published by Politico yesterday peeked into the lives of Bill Clinton LAW ’73 and Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. And White House staff interviewed didn’t paint a very pretty picture.