Gates picked up some tips from college students on how to execute the dance move on the sidelines of a meeting with college administrators from Johnson C. Smith University and Delaware State University. The universities are experimenting with ways to keep students from low-income backgrounds from dropping out of college.

He even watched the moon blow up!

Or at least, read about it in sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson’s most recent novel, Seveneves.

The newsletter also linked to posts detailing his favorite “fanatics” and books of 2016, and included an answer to a Twitter question about whether he’s grown more optimistic since he was a student. He responded that he has, and attributed it to having a “broader view of the world”— which goes some way in explaining his glass-half-full approach to the year.

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