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September 28, 2016
More than just a newspaper. The Yale Daily News Magazine will be holding its first pitch meeting of the year on Friday, 4:30 p.m. at 202 York Street. Come learn about investigative journalism, fiction, poetry, essays, photography, art, videography and everything else that happens in the Briton Hadden Memorial Building in the wee hours of the morning.
All men and women are not created equal. A study by researchers at the Yale University Child Study Center done with more than 130 preschool teachers found that teachers are more inclined to expect problems from black boys. According to federal civil rights data, black preschool children accounted for 47 percent of all suspensions from 2013-2014 despite only making up 19 percent of all preschool students.
A liberal arts education. Director of the Brooklyn Museum and former Executive Director of Creative Time Anne Pasternak will be hosting a conversation on the intersection of artists, cultural institutions, human rights and social justice. Sponsored by the Schell Center for Human Rights at Yale Law School, the event is at 6:10 p.m. at the Law School.
Buck for a truck. This fall, New Haven restaurant week will add an altruistic element beyond the Elm City. From Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, restaurant patrons are invited to donate one dollar to the Connecticut Food Bank. Further, Citizens Bank will sponsor a brand new 26-foot refrigerated food truck to stock Connecticut Food Bank programs in the state.
Yale, making debaters since 1701. Yale Debate Association President Henry Zhang ’17 gave his own review of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 and Donald Trump as a guest on ABC News following their broadcast of the event. Zhang said he supports Secretary Clinton.
It doesn’t run in the family. While both father and brother attended Yale, former presidential hopeful and previous Florida Governor Jeb Bush is joining the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a visiting fellow this fall. He will be a guest lecturer in the course “The Political Economy of the School.” Oh Jeb!
Look ma, we made it. Silliman College now officially has its own geotag. Meanwhile, for some of us here at the News, we are apparently still editing the Hamden Daily News.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1993 New Haven resident Keith Wells, 37, was arrested on Park Street near Crown Street as the suspect of multiple burglaries on campus after being spotted with stolen office supplies.
September 27, 2016
From Dakota to Connecticut. The Association of Native Americans at Yale, Fossil Free Yale and other student groups are hosting Cherokee lawyer Mary Kathryn Eagle for a discussion on the Dakota Access Pipeline today at 7 p.m. in LC 102.
Everyday IM hustlin’. Sillimanders now have an extra incentive to participate in IMs. For every selfie taken at the IM fields and sent to the Head of College, students will receive two Sillibucks to spend at the buttery or on Silliman gear.
When they go low, we get high. Saybrook Dean Christine Muller sent a Saybrook wide email yesterday afternoon asking students to be considerate of others after various undergraduates reported smelling marijuana in the Saybrook library last week.
Yale - 1, Harvard - 0. The Bulldogs may have lost to the Crimson in field hockey on Friday, but Yale is leading in endowment returns. While this year Yale’s endowment grew by 3.4 percent, Harvard’s dropped by two percent.
Yale - 1, Harvard - 1. According to the Crimson, Harvard is on track to completing their new LGBTQ and Diveristy office by 2017. Meanwhile, the location of Yale’s own office of LGBTQ resources has been a source of concern among undergraduates. It is currently located in an annex dorm behind Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
The Union and the Constitution forever. In the first presidential debate last night against Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 , Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump referred to La Guardia, JFK and Newark Airports as “third world countries.” What does that make CT Limo then?
Debates for days. “I have a son, he’s 10 years old. He has computers, he’s so good with these computers it’s unbelievable,” Trump said during the debate. Yale could always use another CS50 teaching assistant.
What’s in a name? Tonight at 8 p.m. the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming will meet with students of Calhoun College at the Calhoun Head’s home.
Trapped in the closet. R. Kelly will perform in Bridgeport early October. A former professional basketball player, the singer and producer is known for his collection of hit singles like “Bump N’ Grind” as well as his hip-hopera.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY
1960 Timothy Dwight College administration debate requiring female visitors to carry passes on weekends. Women are already required to have passes on weekdays.
September 15, 2016
Lucky number seven. Reviews are in for the iPhone 7, which is set to hit stores around the world tomorrow. Among the new features are a headphone-jack-free design and improvements to water resistance, battery life and memory. The newest iteration of the iPhone will be compatible with Apple’s new wireless AirPod headphones.
School starts now. Today is the first real day of classes for all Yale College students. Shopping period has ended as seniors, the last group to turn in schedules, did so yesterday. A long-standing Yale tradition, shopping period is as hated by professors as it is loved by students.
If you forgot to apply to Bain this morning. Don’t worry because McKinsey & Company is on campus tonight. The consulting firm will hold an information session at 6 p.m. at The Study. To our surprise, dress for the event is casual.
Like I’m the only fellow in the world. The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program at Yale will host an event with its 2016 class at Horchow Hall at 5:30 p.m. The world fellows, who are mid-career, are selected for their creative approaches to problem-solving in a wide range of industries.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1980 Six people are injured and another nine are arrested as state troopers turn anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators from a 400-strong KKK rally in Scotland, Connecticut.
September 14, 2016
Back to work. After a tense few days following her public fainting episode in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 told CNN that she will return to the campaign trail Thursday. Clinton was recently diagnosed with pneumonia. The 2016 hopeful’s first campaign event is with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus tomorrow afternoon.
After the Ivy League. According to a study published by the Center for American Progress, women who graduated from Ivy League schools in the early 2000s earned about $26,000 less per year, 10 years after graduation, than their male counterparts. These salary gaps are significantly smaller at prestigious public colleges, at only $13,000.
Damn emails. In a recent Newsweek article, the spotlight shifted from the emails of one alum to another. According to the story, former President George W. Bush’s ’68 administration “lost” 22 million emails between 2003 and 2009. The emails were hosted on a private server owned by the Republican National Committee.
Televisionista. Meryl Streep DRA ’75, who has received three Academy Awards and 19 nominations to date, will appear in a new prime-time television drama called “The Nix.” The new show, which is a J.J. Abrams creation, is about a struggling writer. Abrams most recently directed the latest Star Wars film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
A new way to pregame. According to The New York Times, the Metro-North Railroad may bring back bar cars on the Connecticut-New York route. These compartments will be similar to cafe cars but will serve drinks.
Last fall semester schedules ever. Today is one of the first of many lasts for the class of 2017. By 5 p.m., seniors will turn in what for most of them will be their last fall semester schedules at Yale. Those who fail to meet this deadline will be charged a $50 fee and lose the ability to take courses on a Credit/D/Fail basis.
Night on the town. On Thursday night, shops on Broadway will open their doors and offer special deals and student discounts to patrons for “College Night on Broadway.” Participating businesses include Urban Outfitters, Ashley’s Ice Cream and Yorkside Pizza.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1977 Evidence presented to the New Haven Board of Police Commissioners reveals that the NHPD, in conjunction with the FBI, wiretapped the phones of three Yale College masters and several professors between 1970 and 1971.
September 13, 2016
Sick days. Former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 spoke publicly about Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s LAW ’73 fainting episode, which has garnered a great deal of media attention over the past couple of days. Mr. Clinton attributed his wife’s poor health to severe dehydration and told CNN that “the same sort of thing” has happened before.
Leavin’ (Never to come back again). According to Connecticut’s quarterly Consumer Confidence Survey, 42 percent of participants responded that they are likely to move out of the state in the next six months, compared to 32 percent last quarter. Survey results said respondents cited “lack of jobs, declining business conditions and health insurance costs” as reasons for leaving.
#OscarsSoWhite. Lupita Nyong’o DRA ’12, who stars in the upcoming film “Queen of Katwe” spoke about diversity at the Oscars to CNN. Nyong’o said she appreciates the Academy’s move to promote diversity by adding new members, “Queen of Katwe,” due in theaters on Sept. 26, tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess champion.
No Bain, no gain. Bain & Company, a big-name consulting firm, is in town tonight. Representatives from the company will present at the Omni Hotel at 8 p.m. and will hold coffee chats throughout the day today. The News congratulates the lucky few who have already signed job offers for next year.
Tea time. Ezra Stiles invites students to a College Tea with Asma Jahangir, a distinguished human rights lawyer. Jahangir, who is from Pakistan, was the first women to serve as the president of the nation’s Supreme Court Bar Association. The tea will be held at the head of college’s house at 4 p.m.