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April 29, 2016
A farewell. And with this issue, the News takes our leave for the summer. Thank you for a year of your letters, your comments and your readership. Our doors at 202 York St. will open once again in the fall.
Bad press. Donald Trump sparked controversy by accusing Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 of playing the “woman card.” Clinton’s campaign released a fake “Woman Card” to mock the comment.
Outbreak. Harvard’s campus has been plagued by more than 40 cases of the mumps. According to NBC, the high volume of cases could impact the university’s graduation, scheduled for May 26.
Holi-day. Students will gather at Swing Space at 4 p.m. for the Yale Hindu Students Council’s celebration of Holi. There will be 400 pounds of colored powder to commemorate the spring holiday.
Riff Raffle. The YCC invites students to post to the Spring Fling 2016 Facebook page until 4 p.m. today to enter a raffle to meet this year’s performers — Vince Staples, Janelle Monáe and A-Trak.
April 27, 2016
The other four. Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland and Pennsylvania also held state primary elections today. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump took all four states, in addition to Connecticut, and completed a five-state sweep. Democrat Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 won in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, but her opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders defeated her by 12 points in Rhode Island.
Who are they voting for? The John F. Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics at Harvard conducted a spring poll of millennials — young adults, age 18 to 29 — which found that support for the Democratic party among young people has increased dramatically since last spring. In 2015, 55 percent of respondents said they would prefer Democratic control of the White House, but that share rose to 61 percent in the most recent poll.
One, two Streep. Writer Michael Schulman has chosen Meryl Streep DRA ’75 as the subject of his new book, a biography titled “Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep” — in stores now. Schulman tells several stories about Streep’s early career and time at Yale. He reports that Streep’s acting chops earned her quite a bit of fame at the Yale School of Drama. She was so popular that her last name became a verb — to “Streep it up” meant to step it up.
Credit/D/Foster. In an interview with The New York Times ahead of the release of her new movie “Money Monster,” director Jodie Foster ’85 revealed that after all of her success, she still fears failure. The Times characterized the film, which stars George Clooney in the lead role, as “a meditation on failure.” “Failure is a big one for me — people in spiritual crisis, in a moment in life of total self-hatred,” Foster said, explaining her inspiration for the movie.
Newest Nieman. Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post’s former Tehran bureau chief who was jailed for 18 months in Iran after being accused of espionage, will spend next year at Harvard. Rezaian will be a fellow for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
Discuss the divide. Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae will visit Battell Chapel tomorrow to give a talk titled “Knowledge Through Narrative: Bridging the Racial Divide in America.” Students can reserve seats online.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1943 According to a national report, approximately 67 percent of Yale’s undergraduate population is enlisted in the Army, Navy or Marine reserves. These students are continuing their studies at Yale at the consent of the armed services.
April 26, 2016
Rock the vote. Today is the Connecticut primary. From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Yale students will go to polling places around New Haven and cast ballots. According to Public Policy Polling data from over the weekend, on the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 has 48 percent support among Democrats, 2 points more than Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Among GOP candidates, Donald Trump leads the pack, polling at 59 percent.
YD-Almost. This weekend, the Yale Debate Association competed at the National Debate Championships. For the second consecutive year, Evan Lynyak ’17 earned the honor of top speaker at the competition. Two Yale students, Justin Katz ’18 and Adela Lilollari ’18 also made it to the national quarterfinal, and an additional six students were octofinalists.
Invictorious. Former President George W. Bush ’68 is the honorary chairman of this year’s Invictus Games — an international sports competition for injured military veterans. The games, which were created by Britain’s Prince Harry, will take place in Orlando from May 8 to May 12. Competitive events include archery, cycling, powerlifting, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis.
From the left. The Yale College Democrats invite students to join a conversation with Lorella Praeli, the director of Latino outreach for the Clinton campaign. Praeli will address topics such as immigration policy, the Latino vote and the 2016 election. The talk, which will be held in Sudler Hall at 7 p.m., is also a Bulldog Days event.
From the right. The William F. Buckley Jr. Program welcomes Dr. Yuval Levin, the founding editor of National Affairs and the Hertog Fellow at the conservative think tank, the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Levin will speak on the topic: “What Are Conservatives For?” in Sudler Hall at 4:30 p.m. today.
Eat some (mat)za. The Slifka Center for Jewish Life will host a matzah pizza-making party for students keeping Passover. Participants can choose from a variety of toppings and make their own pizzas from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight. The last day of Passover is April 30.
The other Republicans. The Young Republicans, a Yale student band that has opened for Spring Fling, have a gig at Three Sheets tomorrow. The show starts at 9 p.m.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1991 Mayor John Daniels, New Haven’s first African-American mayor, announces his bid for re-election outside the city’s Hall of Records. The announcement comes on the same day as Daniels’ 55th birthday.