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October 2, 2015
Stay safe. Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins sent a campuswide email last night informing the community of a theft that occurred in the Science Park are at around 8 p.m. Thursday. An undergraduate student was approached by four individuals who robbed him of his bicycle and backpack.
The Interview. Actor James Franco GRD '16 fielded questions from students at Emerson over Skype after a Tuesday night screening of his film "I Am Michael." According to The Boston Globe, the Skype video call was projected before a hall of students. Franco kept it casual — calling in from his bed in a Harley Davidson T-shirt. We wonder if he'll call into Davies next.
Cross Campus (the place). Students on college campuses across the country — including Stanford, GWU and USC — will demonstrate for climate change awareness in an activism effort organized by national nonprofit Know Tomorrow. Yale's event will take place on Cross Campus at 2 p.m.
ISO presents Flagg'd. The International Students Organization will host its second annual Flag Party at Sigma Chi tonight. Show national pride by wearing your flag or your flag's colors.
Old Thing Back. Ja Rule — Chance the Rapper's last-minute substitute for Spring Fling 2014 — recently announced that he will be going on tour again. The rap performer, who just finished a 28-month stint in jail for tax evasion, will be joined on the road by R&B performer Ashanti.
Coffee Crisis. Tragedy struck at Blue State on Wall yesterday when the cafe's coffee machine stopped functioning. Patrons were only able to order espresso=based drinks for the majority of the day. Here at 202 York St., the News is happy that Blue State's York location kept the caffeine flowing.
Panera Dread. Bad luck followed students who tried to order bowls of soup for dinner after being denied coffee at Blue State. Panera was out of its famous sourdough bread bowls yesterday.
Buck Daily News. Chi Psi's golden retriever Buck has the common cold. The News' thoughts are with him. In the meantime, send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to read about dogs other than Buck.
October 1, 2015
Brain power. President Obama's BRAIN Initiative — a $300 million investment to advance neurotechnology — awarded two Yale Medical School professors $5 million. Radiology professor Todd Constable and neurobiology professor Michael Crair will use the funds to develop methods for neuron activity research.
Into the digital age. This fall, Yale switched from Philo Streaming to Comcast IPTV. According to a Wednesday email from Yale ITS, Philo will be cut by the end of November. The new service, which offers 100 channels, allows Yale students to stream HD video on up to three devices.
Hurricane J. According to NBC Connecticut, this week's downpours are the effects of a tropical storm, Hurricane Joaquin is expected to make landfall south of New Jersey next week. While New Haven will likely be spared from the eye of the storm, don't expect the rain to stop anytime soon.
"V to Shining V Party." The Reproductive Rights Action League at Yale and Lady Parts Justice will host a party in the Davenport Crosspiece at 9:30 p.m. tonight. Lady Parts Justice recently launched an activism app "Hinder," which mocks popular dating app Tinder which allows users to swipe through profiles of politicians who have expressed anti-abortion views.
Stereo Love. If you, like Lady Parts Justice, are sick of Tinder, WYBC offers a dating alternative. Yesterday, they sent out applications seeking Yale students willing to blind date on the air. The News wishes you luck in finding love.
Hit the slopes. The Yale Ski Team invites students to join their annual winter break ski trip. The six-day trip to Mont Tremblant ski resort in Montreal is attended by roughly 100 students each year. We hear temperatures on the mountain drop as low as minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Buck Yeah. With the mention in yesterday's XC, Chi Psi's golden retriever Buck got 80 new followers on Instagram — increasing his total count nearly sixfold. Also, after his visit to the vet on Tuesday, Buck has made a full recovery and has started teething. Updates follow.
"We're almost there" reads the sign outside Junzi Kitchen on Broadway. Lucas Sin '15 — co-owner of the Chinese restaurant — told the News Junzi would open at the end of September. We're hoping to try our first Chunbing wraps soon.
September 30, 2015
Flight risk. Nobel laureate Robert Shiller and his wife were kicked off an overbooked United Airlines flight to Aspen for paying a lower fare by buying tickets online. He did teach of about savings and investment in ECON 116.
Beyond Bright College Years. Two Yale College grads — Marina Rustow '90 and Mimi Lien '97 — won MacArthur Foundation grants. Rustow, Near Eastern Studies professor at Princeton, and Lien, a set designer in New York, are two of 24 2015 fellows. Boola boola.
Loyal to Lulu no more. Through a new partnership, athletic-apparel brand Oiselle will provide official gear for the Yale women's track team — a major deal for the small company, which, according to The New York Times, is now projecting $10 million dollars in revenue this year.
Turf War. The debate over whether to replace the grass at the Yale Bowl with astroturf continues with a study released by EHHI, a North Haven nonprofit, detailing the harmful effects of carcinogens in astroturf.