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October 9, 2015
We Could Be Heroes. During a television appearance on FOX Business yesterday, economics professor Robert Shiller said that the economy has a tendency to incentivize deceptiveness. “It’s a fundamental problem with completely unregulated or unwatched free markets,” he said. Shiller suggested that the economy needs more people who adhere to strong moral values in business — “heroes.”
#InspiringYale. Yesterday, the Yale Instagram account posted a congratulatory instagram for Liz Quercia, a senior administrative assistant at Woodbridge Hall who won the University’s Founders Day photo contest. Yale regrammed Quercia’s photograph of the Nathan Hale statue inside Woodbridge Hall, which now has over 2,000 likes.
Straight Outta Cambridge. MIT’s 2018 Class Council is hosting a unique event on campus tonight, inviting the sophomore classes of MIT and Harvard to mingle at a mixer. We hope this doesn’t lead to brainstorming about how to prank Yale at The Game 2016. At least the Bulldogs are playing on home turf this November.
Who Run the Whirlpool? Payne Whitney Gym is offering ladies-only swimming hours from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the practice pool on Friday mornings, starting today. The new schedule will accommodate students who prefer to swim in privacy for religious or other reasons.
Beyond Planes, Trains & Automobiles. The Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking will host a party at Koffee? at 5 p.m. to celebrate goNewHavengo — a campaign promoting sustainable transit. At the event, the department will recognize organizations that reduced carbon dioxide emissions by encouraging employees to use alternative forms of transit on their commutes.
Light it Up. As part of President Peter Salovey’s three-year plan to promote sustainability on campus, Yale hired SolarCity — a solar power provider —to install panels on the roof of West Campus. Yesterday, the University announced that the array will generate enough electricity to power about 130 Connecticut homes for a year.
Bindi Babes. The South Asian Society at Yale will rent out Lilly's Pad tonight for their annual event: Bollywood Beats. The dance party will feature music from movie produced by Bollywood — the Indian film industry that makes over 700 films in several different languages per year.
October 8, 2015
Speaking of the Presidency, former President Bill Clinton LAW '73 spoke candidly about wife Hillary Clinton LAW '73 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night. He commented on the 2016 presidential candidate's recent appearance as Val the bartender on Saturday Night Live: "Made me want to take a drink with her."
Debate Season. While husband Bill makes more casual talk show appearances, Hillary gears up for the Democratic debate on Tuesday, where she'll take the stage alongside a Yale alum. Anderson Cooper '89 will be moderating the debate. In a Huffington Post interview, Cooper said that while her was still unsure whether Vice President Joe Biden would attend, he is prepared in the event that he does.
You Missed It. The accelerated application deadline for Goldman Sachs was yesterday. But it's still not too late to get your networking in. GS is holding an "Investment Management 101" session at 6:30 p.m. at The Study Hotel. Alternatively, if you're into another kind of GS entirely, the course "Studies in Grand Strategy" is accepting applications until Nov. 1.
Dramat Goes Dark. The Yale Dramatic Association's first show of the year opens tonight. Dramat presents "Mr. Burns, a post-electric play" — a dark comedy exploring a post-apocalyptic world — at the Iseman Theater on Chapel Street at 8 p.m.
Smooth Criminal. If you missed the free food during Founders Day festivities yesterday, Lassi Bar — Yale's newest student entrepreneurship venture — will be giving out free samples of their signature South Asian smoothies from 12 p.m. on Cross Campus. The tasting, hosted by Lassi Bar owner Mustafa Malik '16, will last until 2 p.m.
Six Feet Under the Stars. Bring a picnic blanket to the Silliman Courtyard at 6:30 p.m. to take a break from studying and watch "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Inception" under the stars. Just make sure that you don't take Ferris Bueller's message to heart if you have a midterm tomorrow.
October 7, 2015
Picked the Phinest. We hear Yale's Phi Beta Kappa society has selected its junior inductees in the class of 2017. Do you wish you had kept MATH 120 Credit/D/Fail? So do we. By the way, the final day to convert to the letter-grade option is Nov. 13.
New Kids on the Vlock. The house that first-year Yale architecture students built as part of the Jim Vlock Building Project has been sold for $155,000. The three-bedroom unit on Winthrop Street in the city's West River neighborhood was built on a budget of $130,000 as part of a larger initiative to push for affordable housing in New Haven.
1701. Visit Cross Campus to take advantage of free food for Founders Day 2015. The second annual celebration of University's founding will include tours of Woodbridge Hall and the President's House on Hillhouse Avenue, which we hear looks good post-$17 million renovation.
California Love. Every once in a while we get to feel good about going out on a Wednesday night. Tonight, Yale Undergraduates for UNICEF will host Coachella Woads, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit families in need in California's Coachella Valley. Wear your Coachella finest, and Woads for a cause.
Lil Dicky Comes to Yale. But we're not saying you can't feel good about going to Toad's on any other night. Tickets for Lil Dicky Live in Concert on Nov. 4 go on sale today. The News hopes the up-and-coming rap performer won't cancel on Toads Place like Lil Poopy did in 2013.
Nothing Suspect Here. The Yale Office of Sustainability is hosting a series of events this week as part of University President Peter Salovey's three-year Sustainability Strategic Plan. The celebration of sustainability also includes a social media photo contest. Tag #YSustain on Twitter and Instagram to participate.
Crimson Versus Prison. In a contest that received national attention, Harvard's debate team was defeated by a team of prison inmates. The winning debaters were part of the Bard Prison Initiative, a program that offers incarcerated men and women the opportunity to earn Bard College degrees.