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Thursday, April 24
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We hope you all had fun at the PE/VC conference this week
Photo credit: @jennaynnayy .

Throw it back

We hope you had a restful Wednesday in anticipation of the weekend ahead. We too are hoping our long skirts will cover any fancy footwork we haven't yet mastered for Bollywood Bash, but we have faith in you.

In case you forgot you aren't actually a Bollywood star, some of us also have midterms starting next week. Not to harsh your mellow, but you may want to plan some review time over the next few days. When that's over be sure to reward yourself with some leisure reading with our favorite international recommendations below.

Don't hide from me

The sun is being a bit coy today but we know the warmer temperatures are coming (positive thoughts are important to our mental well-being). Today we are firmly in the 50s as the high will reach 56°F (13°C) this afternoon.

Kellogg Kalendar

  • Cool for the summer. If you're still working on that summer bod even though the temps are being disrespectful, join the indoor triathlon practice being hosted by RBS Club this morning (10:30 a.m., SPAC) or Yoga hosted by Wellness Club this evening (5:15 p.m., Fitness Studio).
  • #goals. If you are trying to make it through Ops this spring or if you still contemplate Herbie and his lessons about bottlenecks, don't miss this screening of The Goal, a movie based on one of the weirdest books we've ever read (5:15 p.m, 2130; waitlist only).
  • MOSAIC Week. There is still a ton of great MOSAIC week programming to come. Here are a few highlights:
    • Global Ad Review. If you haven't yet had the privilege of Ad Strat with Professor Rucker, join this discussion of advertisements from all over the world (12:15 p.m., 1120; waitlist only).
    • Hear My Story. Acclimating to a new place is never easy, but it's a bigger challenge when you think of learning, working, and socializing all in a new country. Come listen to classmates' stories, moderated by Professor Bassamboo (12:15 p.m., L120; waitlist only).

Kellogg Book Club

If you're like the Daybreak staff, you appreciate a non-school related leisure read (all apologies to The Goal) as much as the next guy or gal. In celebration of MOSAIC Week, here are a few book recommendations that remind us all of the power of great storytelling, which creates more empathy and understanding in each of us.

Vivek Shanbhag is a prolific and beloved author, but Ghachar Ghochar is his first novel translated into English from Kannada, a language spoken by 40 million people in India. Pick this up if you're looking for something quick (it's a novella) that explores the intricacies of family life. 

From Argentina, Ernesto Sabato's novel The Tunnel is an intense portrait of a painter's mounting obsession. Though first published 70 years ago, it has become one of the most highly regarded short novels of the twentieth century and described as 'an existentialist classic'.

When you get quoted by Beyonce, you're pretty much living your best life, but for those not in the know, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book Americanah is a must read. The novel is an incredible portrait of a Nigerian woman's life as she grows up in Nigeria, emigrates to the U.S., and learns what it means to be Black in America.

Mosaic Week

It seems unlikely that you anything at Kellogg could be more intricate and nuanced than bottlnecks but if you still think that burritos are a Mexican traditional dish or Brazilians speak Spanish it may be time to learn more about your classmates. Though we appreciate MOSAIC week, it's not nearly enough time to appreciate the remarkable stats that exemplify our diverse student body. A few highlights below:

  • 55 countries represented throughout the student body
  • Over 400 students from outside the U.S.
  • 25% of students are U.S. minority
  • Approximately 50 members of the LBGTQ community
  • 42% women students
  • More than 8 different religions!

MOSAIC week is about celebrating this incredibly diversity. Engaging, learning, and having fun with Kellogg’s amazing community across all kinds of cultures, faiths, backgrounds, and experiences is a valuable part of our experience. Throughout the week we have witnessed different events that enabled us to learn from students, faculty, and speakers who have shared their unique stories or research on the subjects of diversity and inclusivity. Don’t miss out on the rest of the events this week including the one and only Taste of Kellogg!

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