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

Maria Ressa prepared for ‘worst’ as verdict in cyber libel case out today

first_imgMANILA – Rappler’s chief executive officer Maria Ressa is ready for the “worst-case scenario” as a Manila court is set to promulgate today the cyber libel case filed against her and the online news website.Ressa said she believes the cyberlibel charge, which could detain her for up to 12 years if the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 will rule her guilty, was the administration’s ploy to intimidate all critical voices.“I’m ready. I’m prepared for the worst. Rappler is prepared for the worst but we are desperately hoping for the best because we believe that the mission of journalism is extremely important today,” Ressa said in a virtual interview with the International Center for Journalists.“The attacks were four years in the making . . . I was arrested last year, not once but twice. As the verdict day came closer and closer, I know the possibility is there. I said this to the Princeton Class of 2020, the day we accomplish things is to embrace our fear,” she added.The cyber libel case against Ressa stemmed from a complaint by businessman Wilfredo Keng in 2017 over a Rappler story five years earlier about his alleged ties to a then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.Based on the news report of former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr., Keng has allegedly lend his black Chevrolet Suburban to Corona, who was then facing an impeachment complaint.Rappler reported that the SUV, which bore the plate number ZWK 111, was registered under Keng at the Land Transportation Office. While Keng admitted ZWK 111 was his, he said that he doesn’t own the SUV Corona had been using.Lawyer Melisas Andaya, the legal counsel of Keng, remained confident, however, that they will get a favorable ruling from the judge of the Manila court.“We have faith that justice will be served. The reputation of our client Wilfredo Keng will be vindicated,” Andaya said. “We have shown that there is no evidence linking him to the drugs and murder allegations mentioned in the defamatory online article.”“This should serve as a lesson that no one is above the law. Everyone should be more judicious and circumspect before making accusations, especially when the reputation of a private individual is involved,” she added.Aside from the cyber libel case, Rappler and Ressa are facing charges of tax fraud, violating the Securities Regulation Code and the Anti-Dummy Law, among others./PNlast_img read more

Prolific Perera helps World XI set up Pakistan decider

first_imgPAKISTAN’S historic Twenty20 series with a World XI will go to a decider after Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera’s supreme 19-ball knock tied the series at 1-1.The series, which is being staged in Lahore, marks the first time competitive international cricket has been held in the country since a terrorist attack targeted Sri Lanka’s team bus in the same city in 2009.Babar Azam produced the best T20 score of his career by hitting 86 to inspire Pakistan to victory in the series opener on Tuesday, but Perera starred as the World XI struck straight back yesterday with a seven-wicket win.Perera hit 47 not out off 19 balls while Hashim Amla finished unbeaten on 72, the World XI chasing down a target of 175 with a ball to spare.After Samuel Badree ended Fakhar Zaman’s 13-ball stay at the crease, Ahmed Shehzad (43) and Babar (45) combined for a second-wicket stand of 59, which was ended when the former was caught trying to clear long-on.But Babar found another capable partner in Shoaib Malik, who became Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in T20s with a 23-ball 39, hitting three sixes in the process.Babar could not kick on to post another big score but Shoaib, aided by an 11-ball cameo from Imad Wasim (15), ensured Pakistan posted a defendable total.Tamim Iqbal (23) put on 47 with Amla for the opening wicket for the World XI before falling to a superb stretching catch from Malik off Sohail Khan.Amla, whose innings comprised five fours and two maximums, found little assistance from Tim Paine (10) but skipper Faf du Plessis saw 12 of his 20 runs come off sixes in a 14-ball innings ended by Mohammad Nawaz.But du Plessis’ exit heralded the arrival of Perera, who struck five sixes including the match-winning hit off Rumman Raees, clubbing a full toss straight over the seamer’s head to ensure tomorrow’s finale will not be a dead rubber. (Omnisport)last_img read more