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October 13, 2015
Happy Belated, Yale. We're a few days late. but the News wishes Yale a happy 314th birthday. Founded on Oct. 9, 1701, Yale was originally named the Collegiate School of Connecticut. The school was renamed in honor of Elihu Yale in 1718, when the benefactor donated funds and books to the University.
Waking Up In Vegas. Bill and Hillary Clinton, both LAW '73, arrived in Las Vegas yesterday for the Democratic primary debate, which will take place this evening. After she arrived, Clinton stopped at a Culinary Workers Union protest outside Republican front-runner Donald Trump's Vegas hotel. She took a shot at Trump saying, "some people think Trump is entertaining, but it is not entertaining to insult immigrants and women."
Two Alums, One Stage. Speaking of the debate, yesterday CNN released the podium order for the evening. Clinton will take center stage, flanked by two candidates on either side. Facing her will be Anderson Cooper '89, who is moderating the debate.
Not Depressing. Researchers around the country can browse a collection of over 170,000 photographs of Depression-era Oregon through an interactive Yale database. The platform allows users to search for photos by geographical location using a map of the state. The online collection features work by Dorothea Lange, the photographer famous for her Depression-era photo of a migrant family.
Not In My House. Master Thomas Near sent an email to Saybrook College students expressing disappointment over abuse of dining facilities. Recently, Saybrook became the only college to keep its facilities open outside of dining hours year-round after an alum donation allowed the college to build a wall between the servery and the seating area. The plan failed =, however, when students realized they could scale the wall.
I Think I'll Go To Boston. The News invites you to an info session with Charles Ball, the internship coordinator for the Boston Glove. Come to 202 York Street at 5 p.m. this evening. Get pumped: This is our version of Bain.
This Could Be You. Got opinions? The News' opinion editors are holding an open house in our board room at 9:30 p.m. If you're interested, you cold see your byline on the back of this page next week.
October 12, 2015
Pitch Perfect. Former President George H. W. Bush '48 threw the ceremonial first pitch at a Houston Astros playoff game on Sunday. The Houston team, which Bush has supported for many years. beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2. Maybe we can enlist Bush's help in the Yale baseball team's next game. A stroke of luck couldn't hurt the Elis, who tied with Brown for sixth in the Ivy League last spring.
The Class of 1973. Yale alums continue to dominate in both the Democratic and Republican 2016 presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton LAW '73 remains at the top of The Huffington Post's Democratic primary poll chart with close to 44 percent of the vote. On the Republican side, Ben Carson '73, with over 16 percent, inches closer to frontrunner Donald Trump, who leads with about 27 percent.
Wait, There's More. In his newest book about Watergate, Bob Woodward '65 uses 46 hours of interviews with Alexander Butterfield — Nixon's deputy assistant who revealed the existence of White House tapes during the investigation — to uncover more details about the scandal. "The Last of the President's Men" comes out tomorrow.
Tuesday Is a Latter Day. Catch a nine-time Tony Award-winning musical on College Street this week. "The Book of Mormon" is coming to the Shubert Theater, and the first show will be Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m.
A Royal Affair. In a christening that rivaled that of Princess Charlotte, Prince Nicolas — the youngest Swedish royal — was baptized in a lavish ceremony over the weekend. Baby Nicolas is the nephew of Victoria, crown princess of Sweden, who studied at Yale from 1998 to 2000 during a brief stay in the United States.
Debate Season. All eyes will be on the Democratic presidential candidates as they take the stage for Tuesday's primary debate. But, for those interested in local politics, New Haven's mayoral debate takes place tonight. Incumbent Mayor Toni Harp, who is expected to win by a landslide, faces independents Ron Smith and Sundiata Keitazulu.
Move Millions. The Yale Leadership Institute will host a storytelling workshop led by PBS filmmaker Charles Vogl at 7 p.m. tonight. The event, titled "Powerful Storytelling for Leaders" promises the core skills to emotionally move and persuade others.
October 9, 2015
We Could Be Heroes. During a television appearance on FOX Business yesterday, economics professor Robert Shiller said that the economy has a tendency to incentivize deceptiveness. “It’s a fundamental problem with completely unregulated or unwatched free markets,” he said. Shiller suggested that the economy needs more people who adhere to strong moral values in business — “heroes.”
#InspiringYale. Yesterday, the Yale Instagram account posted a congratulatory instagram for Liz Quercia, a senior administrative assistant at Woodbridge Hall who won the University’s Founders Day photo contest. Yale regrammed Quercia’s photograph of the Nathan Hale statue inside Woodbridge Hall, which now has over 2,000 likes.
Straight Outta Cambridge. MIT’s 2018 Class Council is hosting a unique event on campus tonight, inviting the sophomore classes of MIT and Harvard to mingle at a mixer. We hope this doesn’t lead to brainstorming about how to prank Yale at The Game 2016. At least the Bulldogs are playing on home turf this November.
Who Run the Whirlpool? Payne Whitney Gym is offering ladies-only swimming hours from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the practice pool on Friday mornings, starting today. The new schedule will accommodate students who prefer to swim in privacy for religious or other reasons.
Beyond Planes, Trains & Automobiles. The Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking will host a party at Koffee? at 5 p.m. to celebrate goNewHavengo — a campaign promoting sustainable transit. At the event, the department will recognize organizations that reduced carbon dioxide emissions by encouraging employees to use alternative forms of transit on their commutes.
Light it Up. As part of President Peter Salovey’s three-year plan to promote sustainability on campus, Yale hired SolarCity — a solar power provider —to install panels on the roof of West Campus. Yesterday, the University announced that the array will generate enough electricity to power about 130 Connecticut homes for a year.