Inside the Dudley House Co-op

first_img 10Alex Traub ’13 (left) looks on as Zoe Tucker ’13 writes the dinner menu on the whiteboard. The menu includes honey-lemon-cayenne-roasted broccoli, grilled tempeh marinated in soy sauce and maple syrup, eggplant coconut curry, farro with roasted beets and apples, green salad, and chocolate cupcakes. 5Xanthia Tucker ’13 prepares the salad for the meal, tossing the lettuce with homemade vinaigrette. 4Zoe Tucker ’13 (left) and Charlotte Lieberman ’13 prepare grilled tempeh and roasted broccoli for two of the main courses. 3Too many cooks in the kitchen? Xanthia Tucker ’13 (from left), Zoe Tucker ’13, and Charlotte Lieberman ’13 work around each other. 6In the kitchen, spices and herbs line the shelves in an eclectic mix of recycled bottles. 9Xanthia Tucker ’13 plates chocolate cupcakes for dessert. The recipe she uses is from the Flour Bakery cookbook, written by Joanne Chang ’91. The Dudley Co-op is Harvard’s sole on-campus alternative to the traditional House system. Thirty-two undergraduates live in a pair of Victorian houses nestled in a residential neighborhood just outside Harvard Square. The students buy food, cook, clean, and meet regularly to make decisions as a community.Zoe Tucker ’13, one of the two co-op presidents, explains that Dudley attracts students “with a lot of different expectations, interests, and routines, which is part of the beauty of our co-op.”Chores are divided up, using a point system that takes into account desirability and demand. Every day contains 11 regular chores. Students sign up every two weeks for their share of cooking, bread- and hummus-making, sweeping, tidying, and kitchen and bathroom cleaning.One recent evening, three Dudley residents prepared dinner. Tucker and Charlotte Lieberman ’13 cooked a vegan meal, while Xanthia Tucker ’13 baked chocolate cupcakes for dessert. With ease, the three women organized a feast of honey, lemon, cayenne-roasted broccoli, grilled tempeh (marinated in soy sauce and maple syrup), eggplant coconut curry, farro with roasted beets and apples, green salad, and the cupcakes (the recipe was taken from the “Flour” cookbook by alumna Joanne Chang, Class of ’91).As the women expertly prepared the evening meal, the conversation swirled around art, literature, film, and poetry. Fellow residents dropped in to peek at preparations and sample the menu.As the serving platters hit the table, the industrial-sized sink filled with trays, bowls, and pots. Above the sink, a sign reads: “We are not in the least afraid of pots. We are going to inherit the kitchen; there is no doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own kitchen before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new kitchen here, in our hearts. That kitchen is growing in this minute.”Reworking the words of Buenaventura Durruti (1896-1936), a leading anarchist militant in Spain during the 1920s and ’30s, the scenario imagines the pots, encrusted in grease and crumbs, doing battle with kitchen workers. A nod to the leftist leanings of the occupants, it is a fitting sentiment for the nontraditional residence within the House system at Harvard. 1Harvard undergraduate students at the Dudley Co-op prepare meals for the House’s 32 residents. Zoe Tucker ’13, Charlotte Lieberman ’13, and Xanthia Tucker ’13 prepare a vegan dinner with chocolate cupcakes (decidedly non-vegan). Tucker (left) and Lieberman peel cloves of garlic for their recipe. 7Zoe Tucker ’13 (left) and Charlotte Lieberman ’13 prepare farro, a grain, with roasted beets and apples and broccoli roasted with honey, lemon, and cayenne. 12Amanda Hameline ’12, a guest of the co-op, and Alex Traub ’13 share a moment in the kitchen. 11Sitting down for a family-style dinner are Alex Traub ’13 (counterclockwise from left), Charlotte Lieberman ’13, Keerthi Reddy ’14, her brother, Karthik Reddy, who is at the Law School, and Ben Whitney ’13, one of the two co-op presidents. 2Zoe Tucker ’13, one of the two co-op presidents, prepares tempeh, slicing the whole soybean slabs into rhombus-shaped pieces. She then marinates them with soy sauce and maple syrup before grilling. 8Charlotte Lieberman ’13 adds a dash of seasoning.last_img read more

Trump Might Host 2020 G7 At His Doral Golf Resort in Florida

first_imgAs President Trump departs the 2019 G7 Summit in France he is already thinking about next year’s summit that will be hosted by the United States.Today the president says he’s “possibly” considering hosting the 2020 G7 summit at one of his golf resorts in Florida.Trump said today he hasn’t made a final decision on where the U.S. will host next year’s summit, but unnamed officials, as he put it,”haven’t found anything that’s even close to competing” with his Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort. President Trump says he is “possibly” looking at hosting the next G7 summit at his Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort.— CNN (@CNN) August 26, 2019 Trump said the large property could easily accommodate the G7 leaders, delegations, and international press.last_img read more

Charlie Brewer injury update: Baylor quarterback leaves Sugar Bowl with neck injury

first_imgBaylor quarterback Charlie Brewer, who has suffered multiple concussions this season, left Wednesday’s Sugar Bowl game against Georgia after taking another hit to the head.In the fourth quarter, Brewer scrambled from the pocket and ran out of bounds before being popped by defensive lineman Travon Walker late. His head appeared to bounce off the turf as he went down. He stayed on the turf for some time, and was eventually carted off the field. Brewer, a junior, entered the Sugar Bowl having experienced concussion-like symptoms that limited his practice time in December. He was knocked out of the Big 12 championship game against Oklahoma on Dec. 7.Brewer threw for a touchdown and ran for another on Wednesday before his injury. He amassed 32 touchdowns this season to help Baylor achieve its best season since 2014.(This story has been updated). Baylor QB Charlie Brewer out of the ball game after this hit— CFB Home (@CFBHome) January 2, 2020MORE: Oregon shows Playoff potential in Rose Bowl winAccording to multiple reports postgame, Baylor coach Matt Rhule said Brewer’s neck was the issue, that he passed all tests on it from the Bears’ medical staff and that he didn’t exhibit any issues with the head. That said, he is still being monitored.last_img read more