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December 1, 2015
Women belong in the House... and the Senate. Thirteen of the 14 female senators joined presidential candidate Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 at a pep rally in D.C. last night to affirm their support for the 2016 hopeful. The only absent female senator was Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Although she signed a letter encouraging Clinton to run in 2013, Warren has not publicly endorsed Clinton’s bid.
Stand with PP. Gov. Dannel Malloy will visit New Haven’s Planned Parenthood tomorrow. Malloy spoke out against Congressional efforts to defund the women’s health organization over the summer, saying, “What they would do is deny women and poor people the ability to get the same treatments that they would want their daughters or mothers or wives to get.”
Look at me now. According to The Huffington Post, a Houston voter received a special message from Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson ’73 over Thanksgiving. The mailing consisted of a large lithograph portrait of Carson, a personalized message and a fundraising appeal with a prepaid envelope to send a donation.
Time traveler. Hulu recently revealed a teaser for an eight-part series titled “11.22.63” starring James Franco GRD ’16 as an English teacher who uses time travel to attempt to prevent former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The first episode of the series comes on Feb. 15.
Thinking critically. Timothy Dwight Master Mary Lui will host a master’s tea with Alice Wells, U.S. ambassador to Jordan, at 4:30 p.m. today. The conversation, titled “Defeating ISIL: The Challenge of U.S. Diplomacy” will consider ISIL through the lens of U.S.–Jordan relations.
Twenty-something sitting on $25 bill. The Yale Investments Office will host an information session for their 2016 summer internship program at Mory’s at 7:30 this evening. Chief Investment Officer David Swensen GRD ’80 and Senior Director Dean Takahashi ’80 SOM ’83 will both be present to speak with interested students.
Foxes on Cross Campus. Student representatives for Firefox will host a study break at noon on Cross Campus today featuring hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and free Firefox gear. The event aims to educate students about new Firefox products.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1965 Several faculty members prepare a report recommending a major overhaul of the Yale College curriculum. The central recommendation is the expansion of interdepartmental offerings.
November 30, 2015
One, two, three — not only you and me. Three Ivy League universities will share this year’s football title. Penn, Harvard and Dartmouth — all 6–1 in Ivy play — are all champions. The Ivy title has not been split since 1982, when the same three schools shared it. This year, Harvard’s Justice Shelton-Mosley won Rookie of the Year, while Penn’s Al Bagnoli won Coach of the Year.
I think I’ll go to Boston. At an event titled “Hard Hats for Hillary” hosted outside Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 announced a five-year, $275 billion nationwide plan to rebuild infrastructure. Clinton also picked up an official endorsement from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
Million Dollar Billy. Speaking of Clinton, former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 is in the midst of a fundraising push — consisting of more than 20 events in 14 states in a month — for his wife’s 2016 presidential bid. This week, Clinton will visit Los Angeles and Seattle. The Clinton team aims to raise $100 million for the campaign by the end of the year.
The Governor’s Ball. The Yale College Democrats will host Gov. Dannel Malloy this evening for a conversation about his second term. Malloy, one of the nation’s most progressive governors, is gearing up to head the Democratic Governors Association for the upcoming election cycle. Tonight’s event will take place in the Branford Common Room at 7 p.m.
Getting Coq-y. The Tyng cup is in full swing, and Berkeley College is in the lead. Morse, with 27 percent participation, is in second place. Last year the intramurals cup went to Timothy Dwight, while Davenport took the title in 2014.
The City of Love. The United Nations’ 2015 Climate Change Conference COP21, which begins today, will be held in Paris. The Yale Student Environmental Coalition has sent two delegates to the conference: Amanda Mei ’18, a Production & Design editor for the News, and Justin Myles ’17.
’Tis the season. The New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism will host the annual city tree lighting on the historic Green at 4 p.m. tomorrow evening. The event will feature live performances, refreshments and a Ferris wheel.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1988 University Secretary Sheila Washington announces a revised schedule for Old Campus gate closings to enhance security. With the new schedule, gates to Old Campus will lock at 12:30 a.m. on weeknights and 2 a.m. on weekends.
November 20, 2015
Welcome to The 132nd Game. The Yale football team will battle Harvard for the 132nd time at the Yale Bowl. Students can pick up tickets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Payne Whitney Gym today or at The Game on Saturday. The Yale College Council will hold its annual tailgate at 11 a.m. at the Bowl, and kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. The News wishes the Bulldogs the best of luck.
First impressions. In his biography of former President George H.W. Bush ’48, “Destiny and Power,” author Jon Meacham writes that the elder Bush can do a spot-on impression of fellow Yale alum and presidential successor Bill Clinton LAW ’73. Bush has mixed views on Clinton. “He’s just shameless,” Bush says to Meacham. “But outgoing and gregarious. I like the man.”
A call to action. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 called for an accelerated plan to defeat the Islamic State yesterday. This plan, which includes establishing a no-fly zone to protect Syrians and increased deployment of special operations troops on the ground in the Middle East, is more radical than that proposed by President Barack Obama.
Views from the other side. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson ’73, who has been criticized for his views regarding Syrian refugees in the United States, continues to stand by his position. At a campaign event in Alabama yesterday, Carson deemed it “unwise” to welcome refugees.