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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.
Zero Bucks Left to Give. New information about Chi Psi's golden retriever Buck does not appear in the News today, for the first time in a week. We miss our furry frat star. Send tips about Buck (or other things) to email@example.com.
October 6, 2015
Gravestone or Blackstone? University President Peter Salovey and Marta Moret sent the student body official invitations to their annual Halloween celebration at Commons — oops we mean the Schwarzman Center — on Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m. Some things don't change, though. Shades will be performing at 10:15 p.m., as per tradition.
Eid Mubarak. Also at the Schwarzman Center: The Chaplain's Office and the Yale Muslim Students Association will jointly host Eid Banquet — their 14th annual dinner celebration for Eid — at 6 p.m. this evening. Eid-al-Adha, an important date on the Islamic religious calendar, translates to Festival of Sacrifice.
Thinking Critically. St. Anthony Hall will host Melissa Gira Grant, journalist and sex workers' rights advocate, in a discussion at 4 p.m. Grant will question conventional beliefs about the prostitution industry — ideas raised in her book "Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work."
Simchat Torah. At 10 p.m. last night, close to 50 students visited the News at 202 York and included us in their celebration of Simchat Torah — a holiday celebrating the Jewish people receiving the Torah. Visit again: We're here for production five nights a week.
Mazel Tov. Speaking of Jewish celebration, James Franco became a man over the weekend when he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at age 37. Franco participated in the event for pal Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity, an organization that raises money for Alzheimer's awareness.
Mango Moose. Stiles FroCo Mustafa Malik '16 plans to launch his startup Lassi Bar — a South Asian smoothie business — in the spring. Malik has developed a signature recipe for the famous mango lassi and assembled a business team of four. We wonder if Lassi Bar will be open before Junzi Kitchen.