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October 17, 2016
Emergency funds. The Harvard Undergraduate Council voted Sunday to provide Costco sandwiches to undergraduates later this week in light of the ongoing strike by Harvard’s dining workers. The council has allocated $1,100 to buy the food.
Silicon Haven. Over the weekend, the New Haven Hackathon was held on Union Station’s second-floor balcony as a part of the larger Northeast Hackathon series. The event attracted almost 45 people and focused on tasks like improving local bus routes.
A Spacetime Odyssey. Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson will be speaking this evening at 7:30 in the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts in Hartford. Tyson was named Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People Magazine in 2000.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1994 The Board of Alders approve a joint proposal by Yale University, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale-New Haven Medical Center to build a six-story parking garage on the corner of Howard and Congress avenues with 600 spots.
October 13, 2016
The debate’s not over. Institution for Social and Policy Studies director Jacob Hacker, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and history professor Beverly Gage will discuss the 2016 presidential race at 6:30 p.m. today in Sudler Hall.
Ideas worth spreading. This Saturday, TedxYale will host its fifth annual conference in the Levinson Auditorium. Beginning at 10 a.m., the event’s speakers include Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, digital designer Ryder Carroll and violinist Gaelynn Lea.
Mmm, water. The South Central Regional Water Authority, which currently provides water for 15 cities including New Haven, is asking all clients to reduce their water usage by 10 percent. The shift comes in light of falling reservoir levels due to dry weather.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1994 Yale College Council members vote to send a policy statement to the State Department of Transportation calling for the issuance of more company cab permits in order to break Metro Taxi’s monopoly on the market.
October 12, 2016
Got opinions? The News will be hosting an information session at 8 p.m. for prospective columnists. Come stop by 202 York St. to speak with our editors and learn how to become a staff columnist.
Life after Yale. On Saturday, the Association of Yale Alumni will be hosting a career fair for students interested in STEM careers. The day’s events include speaker panels, mock interviews and networking sessions. Students must preregister to attend.
Do they have Gheav? Since last Wednesday, six out of Harvard’s 12 dining halls have closed as hundreds of the school’s dining workers have gone on strike. Representatives from Harvard and the dining workers’ union have met 22 times thus far.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1990 Yale commits $10 million to fund a major downtown redevelopment project. The pledge is the most Yale has committed to developing the Elm City since 1987, when the University invested $30 million to be spread over a decade.
October 11, 2016
A new hero in town. On Monday afternoon, New Haven swore in its new fire chief, John Alston Jr., on an “acting basis,” according to the New Haven Independent. The Jersey City, New Jersey, native still has to be confirmed by the Board of Alders.
I’m saucin’ on you. Post Malone will be performing at Toad’s Place tonight at 8 p.m. as a part of his “The Hollywood Dreams Tour.” The rapper gained recognition following his hit single “White Iverson” which peaked at 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.
A roll of a lifetime. Bun Lai, the owner and chef of Miya’s Sushi, is one of 12 people selected to be a part of the White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood. His restaurant is the first in the world to offer sustainable sushi.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1989 U.S. News & World Report publishes its annual national university rankings, placing Yale first for the second year in a row out of 204 universities. Princeton and Harvard came in at second and third respectively.
October 10, 2016
Not this time. In a break from debate tradition, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 and Donald Trump did not shake hands before the presidential debate last night. The candidates shook hands with each other at the beginning of their first debate last month.
Any final words? At the end of the presidential debate the candidates were asked to say one positive thing about each other. Clinton complimented Trump’s children while Trump said his opponent is a “fighter.” The last debate will be held Oct. 19.
What’s in a life? Starting at 2 p.m. today in Bass Cafe, the Life Worth Living Program will be inviting students to write a note of gratitude to someone they appreciate. The cards will be delivered by the group and mailed if the person is not on campus.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1990 Following a five year absence, the Yale College Bowl Club returns to campus. The trivia club plans to prepare for University and invitational competitions at the New England and national levels.
October 7, 2016
Bulldog parents. Starting on Friday, Family Weekend will include a performance by Whim ‘n Rhythm and the Whiffenpoofs, lectures by notable faculty members and a joint concert by the Yale Symphony Orchestra, Yale Concert Band and Yale Glee Club.
BA, MA, Honorary. Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86, who designed the Women’s Table, will be speaking this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Yale University Art Gallery. The lecture is the first in a series called “Women of Yale,” which will continue until 2019.
Safe Haven. Undergraduates at Yale have started a local chapter of Books Not Bombs to petition for the University to provide at least five scholarships to Syrian student refugees. The letter currently has almost 300 signatures.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1994 The University begins preparations for a multi-million dollar renovation to the Yale Law School Library. The new installations will include an air conditioning system and an added entrance on the first floor.
October 5, 2016
Happy Birthday, Yale. Celebrating Yale’s 315-year history, Founders Day festivities will be held throughout the day today with an event on Cross Campus at 11:30 a.m. Other events include various tours, open houses and drop-in visits by University President Peter Salovey.
A kerfuffle. Following a speech by Jackson Institute Fellow Dennis Ross at the Kansas City Public Library in May, a man was arrested after asking questions about “state-sponsored terrorism.” The news only recently broke after police insisted on pressing charges.
It’s your imagination. According to a study recently published by Yale researchers Eitan Hersh and Matthew Goldenberg, doctors’ party views significantly affect their treatment methods on politically polarizing issues like marijuana and abortion.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1990 The New Haven Police Department confiscates roughly $50,000 worth of cocaine and $25,000 in cash. During the week, police made 11 drug-related arrests, with suspects believed to be connected to the Red Star cocaine group.
October 4, 2016
There can be only one. The Yale Political Union is hosting its annual Freshman Prize debate tonight at 7 p.m. in room 114 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall. Open to all freshmen, the debate is titled “Resolved: The Arc of History bends toward Justice.”
Empire state of mind. After moving into the Elm City in the Spring of 2015, Junzi Kitchen will be opening in New York in 2017. Founded by Yong Zhao ’15, Ming Bai ART ’14 and Wanting Zhang FES ’11, the restaurant is known for its wraps, salad bowls and rice bowls.
Fresh blood. New Haven Elementary School has welcomed B.J. McCabe as its new principal. The experienced administrator hopes to serve in the position for the long haul, especially given that last year the principal of New Haven Elementary left after just one year on the job.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1993 Designed by Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86 to commemorate women at Yale, the Women’s Table is officially unveiled to a crowd of hundreds. Lin chose not to give a speech because she said her sculpture “speaks for itself.”
October 3, 2016
Here comes Team Hillary. On Thursday, Yale Students for Hillary, the Yale College Democrats and the Yale Women’s Center will host Jennifer L. Klein, a top advisor to Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 on women and girl’s issues, for a talk at the Yale Women’s Center.
Help the Elm City. His Divine Fellowship Ministries, a local church, is seeking donations of new or slightly used coats for children and teens in need. The drive ends on Nov. 15.
The King speaks. Lebron James has announced his endorsement of Clinton for the presidency, explaining that she “has always been a champion for children and their futures” in an opinion-piece published with the Akron Beacon Journal.
A “medium rare” honor. Brazil’s Italian Restaurant in New Haven has named a steak dish after retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr. — dubbing it the “The Justice Harper Steak Rollatini” — who dines at the establishment several times per week.
September 30, 2016
The party don’t stop. In the second day of the inaugural celebration of the Paul Tsai China Center at the Yale Law School, an open conversation will be held with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer beginning at 9:00 a.m. today in room 129 of the Law School.
Before it’s too late. If you missed the conversation yesterday with Joseph Tsai ’86 LAW ’90, co-founder of Alibaba, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, don’t fret. He’ll be speaking again in a panel at the Law School at 11:15 a.m. in room 129, along with former Morgan Stanley Asia Chairman Stephen Roach and former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy.
Tea, scones and conversation. The Asian American Cultural Center will be hosting an open discussion with Yale Queer and Asian on what it means to be a part of both the LGBTQ and Asian-Pacific Islander communities.
All that jazz. Tony Award winner and Broadway tap dancer Savion Glover will perform with his quartet this evening in the Morse Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Yale School of Music’s Ellington Jazz Series. Tickets are $14 for students.
The first but not the last. Helen Hagan MUS ’12, the first African-American woman to graduate from Yale, received a monument yesterday marking her grave in New Haven. Born in the Elm City in 1891, Hagan died in 1964 and was the second head of Tennessee State University’s music department.
It’s not over till it’s over. While John Kasich may no longer be a part of the presidential race after dropping out in May, he will still receive at least one vote in the Elm City. Local GOP Town Chair Jonathan Wharton said Wednesday that he plans to vote for Kasich in the presidential election.
Who run the world? Moms. For the seventh year in a row, Working Mother magazine has selected Yale as one of the “100 Best Companies” in the nation for working mothers. While Yale is the only university on the list, other employers include IBM and Accenture.
Going green. As a part of the New Haven Green Skills program, 330 trees will be planted this fall. The initiative will help high school students and ex-offenders find jobs.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1994 A six-person consulting team made of four researchers from two consulting firms and two “peer consultants” from Harvard and Cornell assess Yale’s 25 dining halls as a part of a review of the school’s dining services.
September 28, 2016
More than just a newspaper. The Yale Daily News Magazine will be holding its first pitch meeting of the year on Friday, 4:30 p.m. at 202 York Street. Come learn about investigative journalism, fiction, poetry, essays, photography, art, videography and everything else that happens in the Briton Hadden Memorial Building in the wee hours of the morning.
All men and women are not created equal. A study by researchers at the Yale University Child Study Center done with more than 130 preschool teachers found that teachers are more inclined to expect problems from black boys. According to federal civil rights data, black preschool children accounted for 47 percent of all suspensions from 2013-2014 despite only making up 19 percent of all preschool students.
A liberal arts education. Director of the Brooklyn Museum and former Executive Director of Creative Time Anne Pasternak will be hosting a conversation on the intersection of artists, cultural institutions, human rights and social justice. Sponsored by the Schell Center for Human Rights at Yale Law School, the event is at 6:10 p.m. at the Law School.
Buck for a truck. This fall, New Haven restaurant week will add an altruistic element beyond the Elm City. From Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, restaurant patrons are invited to donate one dollar to the Connecticut Food Bank. Further, Citizens Bank will sponsor a brand new 26-foot refrigerated food truck to stock Connecticut Food Bank programs in the state.
Yale, making debaters since 1701. Yale Debate Association President Henry Zhang ’17 gave his own review of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 and Donald Trump as a guest on ABC News following their broadcast of the event. Zhang said he supports Secretary Clinton.
It doesn’t run in the family. While both father and brother attended Yale, former presidential hopeful and previous Florida Governor Jeb Bush is joining the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a visiting fellow this fall. He will be a guest lecturer in the course “The Political Economy of the School.” Oh Jeb!
Look ma, we made it. Silliman College now officially has its own geotag. Meanwhile, for some of us here at the News, we are apparently still editing the Hamden Daily News.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY. 1993 New Haven resident Keith Wells, 37, was arrested on Park Street near Crown Street as the suspect of multiple burglaries on campus after being spotted with stolen office supplies.
September 27, 2016
From Dakota to Connecticut. The Association of Native Americans at Yale, Fossil Free Yale and other student groups are hosting Cherokee lawyer Mary Kathryn Eagle for a discussion on the Dakota Access Pipeline today at 7 p.m. in LC 102.
Everyday IM hustlin’. Sillimanders now have an extra incentive to participate in IMs. For every selfie taken at the IM fields and sent to the Head of College, students will receive two Sillibucks to spend at the buttery or on Silliman gear.
When they go low, we get high. Saybrook Dean Christine Muller sent a Saybrook wide email yesterday afternoon asking students to be considerate of others after various undergraduates reported smelling marijuana in the Saybrook library last week.
Yale - 1, Harvard - 0. The Bulldogs may have lost to the Crimson in field hockey on Friday, but Yale is leading in endowment returns. While this year Yale’s endowment grew by 3.4 percent, Harvard’s dropped by two percent.
Yale - 1, Harvard - 1. According to the Crimson, Harvard is on track to completing their new LGBTQ and Diveristy office by 2017. Meanwhile, the location of Yale’s own office of LGBTQ resources has been a source of concern among undergraduates. It is currently located in an annex dorm behind Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
The Union and the Constitution forever. In the first presidential debate last night against Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 , Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump referred to La Guardia, JFK and Newark Airports as “third world countries.” What does that make CT Limo then?
Debates for days. “I have a son, he’s 10 years old. He has computers, he’s so good with these computers it’s unbelievable,” Trump said during the debate. Yale could always use another CS50 teaching assistant.
What’s in a name? Tonight at 8 p.m. the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming will meet with students of Calhoun College at the Calhoun Head’s home.
Trapped in the closet. R. Kelly will perform in Bridgeport early October. A former professional basketball player, the singer and producer is known for his collection of hit singles like “Bump N’ Grind” as well as his hip-hopera.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY
1960 Timothy Dwight College administration debate requiring female visitors to carry passes on weekends. Women are already required to have passes on weekdays.
September 15, 2016
Lucky number seven. Reviews are in for the iPhone 7, which is set to hit stores around the world tomorrow. Among the new features are a headphone-jack-free design and improvements to water resistance, battery life and memory. The newest iteration of the iPhone will be compatible with Apple’s new wireless AirPod headphones.
School starts now. Today is the first real day of classes for all Yale College students. Shopping period has ended as seniors, the last group to turn in schedules, did so yesterday. A long-standing Yale tradition, shopping period is as hated by professors as it is loved by students.
If you forgot to apply to Bain this morning. Don’t worry because McKinsey & Company is on campus tonight. The consulting firm will hold an information session at 6 p.m. at The Study. To our surprise, dress for the event is casual.
Like I’m the only fellow in the world. The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program at Yale will host an event with its 2016 class at Horchow Hall at 5:30 p.m. The world fellows, who are mid-career, are selected for their creative approaches to problem-solving in a wide range of industries.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1980 Six people are injured and another nine are arrested as state troopers turn anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators from a 400-strong KKK rally in Scotland, Connecticut.
September 14, 2016
Back to work. After a tense few days following her public fainting episode in New York City, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 told CNN that she will return to the campaign trail Thursday. Clinton was recently diagnosed with pneumonia. The 2016 hopeful’s first campaign event is with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus tomorrow afternoon.
After the Ivy League. According to a study published by the Center for American Progress, women who graduated from Ivy League schools in the early 2000s earned about $26,000 less per year, 10 years after graduation, than their male counterparts. These salary gaps are significantly smaller at prestigious public colleges, at only $13,000.
Damn emails. In a recent Newsweek article, the spotlight shifted from the emails of one alum to another. According to the story, former President George W. Bush’s ’68 administration “lost” 22 million emails between 2003 and 2009. The emails were hosted on a private server owned by the Republican National Committee.