Friday, July 1, 2011

New York: I like you a lot

I woke up at 5 AM this morning to attend an RA trip heading to Central Park to watch Beyonce perform on Good Morning America – for free. Unfortunately, there were so many people, it was impossible to get in and even though we stood outside the stands, I could barely hear any of the music.

We arrived back on campus by 9:30 AM, giving us plenty of time to get to our 10 AM class.

Today in class, we continued to discuss the President’s role as written in the Constitution and envisioned by the Founding Fathers. We then moved on to discuss Fred Greenstein’s book Inventing the Job of the President and the methodology Greenstein used to evaluate the first 7 Presidents of the United States. Much of our focus was on the debated value of such categories as Cognitive Ability and Emotional Intelligence when evaluating Presidents.

This is the first Friday of class and consequently our research paper outline was due today.

Tonight, Eric, Will and I decided to attend The People’s Improv Theater which was hosting a performance by the Harvard Sailing Team, a comedy sketch group. The show was phenomenal and I could not stop laughing. I enjoyed it very much.

Tomorrow is Summerfest, a gigantic street fair and Sunday, a tour of the United Nations.
New York: I like you a lot.

1 comment:

  1. Beilul,

    While there's a lot to be said about our electoral process, it can also be argued that it's very easy to elect someone who's dumber than a bag of rocks. Depending on whether you wear blue or wear red, this argument can and will be made about most of our Presidents these past 40 years.

    And even if you're a bright person, it doesn't mean that you have the skills necessary to lead or to govern.

    And, as we've seen in recent years, it's often not even the President we're seeing or hearing--it's the message form his handlers and his machine that's being filtered through his mouth.

    And all of this isn't just something that's unique to recent history. Games are played to get people elected and more games are played once the new President is in office.

    Maybe you can tell us something about what's being said about these 7 Presidents. At the very least, maybe you can tell us which Presidents are being discussed.