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February 11, 2016
Waking up in Vegas. After a resounding defeat to Sen. Bernie Sanders, who took over 60 percent of the vote in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 prepares for the next contest: the Nevada Democratic caucus on Feb. 20. In the 2008 caucus, Clinton took the Silver State. On the Republican side, Donald Trump won New Hampshire with 35 points, and Carly Fiorina dropped out yesterday.
Speaking out. According to The New York Times, Princeton African American Studies professor Imani Perry ’94 is protesting a traffic arrest. Perry, who is black, said she was arrested over “a single parking ticket” and handcuffed to an interrogation table by two white officers. Princeton police said the officers followed department policy.
Hook, line and sinker. Last night, the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved a request to allow a private hookah club and food hall to open on 27 Church St. The club, which will open to patrons 18 and over, is equipped with an open smoking deck. The request was initially presented to the board in late January.
Berliners. Meryl Streep DRA ’75 will lead the international jury at Berlinale — the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, which is set to begin tomorrow. Streep, who is also 66 years old, has been a frequent guest at the 10-day festival. In 2012, she won the Golden Bear award for lifetime achievement. The School of Drama graduate is a three-time Academy Award winner.
The big kahuna. The Lesbian Filmmakers at Yale are hosting a screening of “Go Fish” and discussion with director Rose Troche. The film is a lesbian love story set in 1990s Chicago.
It’s the climb. New Haven’s City Climb rock climbing gym, located at 432 Science Park, is hosting the semester’s first “College Night” this Friday evening at 7 p.m. The Yale Climbing Team will host the event and belay student climbers.
Heartbreakers. Yale improv troupe Just Add Water is putting a creative spin on campus a capella groups’ tradition of selling singing valentines. Last week, the group sold Valentine’s Day pranks. The pranks, which start tomorrow, include random hook-up confrontations and “Congratulations on losing your virginity!” announcements.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1981 Yale Police Chief Louis Cappiello announces that a postdoctoral fellow was found dead in his car in the School of Medicine parking lot. Officers are still uncertain about the cause of his death.
February 10, 2016
From No. 2 to No. 1. The second-place finishers from the Iowa caucus won big in the New Hampshire primary yesterday. Donald Trump took the Republican race, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich was a far second. On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 by a similarly wide margin. Clinton conceded the race shortly after 8 p.m. last night.
Game on. The Boston Globe reported that Harvard received 39,044 applications for the class of 2020 — a 4.6 percent increase from last year’s numbers. Yale also saw an increase this year. The University received 31,439 applications, which was a 4 percent increase from last year, and surpassed 31,000 for the first time.
No Screw Crew. The Yale Undergraduate Admissions Office added photos of Freshmen Screw and the Senior Masquerade Ball yesterday and referred to the class of 2019 event as the “Freshman Dance.” The admissions office, as well as several residential colleges, shy away from using the term “screw.”
Righty tighty, lefty loosey. The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program will host National Review editor Eliana Johnson, Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades and pollster Jim McLaughlin to speak on “exodus from the establishment” in the 2016 primary elections. The talk will focus on the views of Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who represent the far right and far left, respectively.
Thrifty Shift. SHiFT Cycling, an exercise studio located on Crown Street, has introduced a new promotion. You can earn the chance to bring a friend to a spin class for free if you tweet the studio with “#SHiFTLUV” — happy spinning!
Herbal (Dance Par)Tea. Rappers Lil Bibby and Lil Herb will perform at Toad’s Place tomorrow at 9 p.m. Students can buy tickets in advance online or at the door. The artists have gained recognition for their single “Ain’t Heard Bout You.”
Hymn for the WKND. Visit the Yale Daily News WEEKEND website to vote for one charming bachelor and one lovely bachelorette. This Valentine’s Day weekend, the News will set up the two winners on the blindest date of all time and they’ll report back with details.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1943 Almost 300 undergraduates register to take the University’s special wartime courses in engineering, radio, navigation and other subject areas. One such course, “Automotive Engineering,” is designed to prepare students for army mechanical work.
February 9, 2016
First things first. The first-in-the-nation primary election will take place in New Hampshire today. At 12:20 a.m. this morning, CNN announced that Ohio Gov. John Kasich led Donald Trump 3–2 and Sen. Bernie Sanders led former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 after the first nine votes were cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.
I’ll teach you to be popular. According to the latest U.S. census, almost 28,000 more people moved out of the Connecticut than moved into the state. The Constitution State saw one of the steepest population drops of any state. “As people leave, our state’s adjusted gross income is now the lowest it’s ever been,” Senate Minority Leader and prominent Connecticut Republican Len Fasano ’81 said.
The doctor will see you now. Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway announced that he will resume his “Lunches with Dr. J.” series. Students are invited to sign up for a lottery through an email form. Twelve students will be randomly selected for each lunch, which will take place in the residential colleges, and there will be five over the course of the semester.
Schmidheinous. The Law School will host a forum tomorrow to ask the question, “Should Yale revoke honorary degree for industrialist prosecuted for asbestos deaths?” The talk, which will be held at 6 p.m. at the Sterling Law Buildings, will discuss Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny. In 2012, he was found responsible for causing an asbestos disaster that took 2,000 lives in Italy.