Cross Campus: 10.21.08

First bacon, then burgers. In what has become a Trumbull tradition, the Trumbull buttery workers set off the fire alarm early Wednesday morning when a burger patty sat too long on the griddle. As before, the crowd of disgruntled students was met by two fire engines, half a dozen suited-up firefighters, a handful of police officers and Janet and Victor Henrich, the college’s master and associate master, again outfitted in matching Trumbull gear.

Yale theater made it into the college blog circuit with the production of “Darq Knight: the Musical,” written by Marshall Pailet ’09 and James Pollack ’09. IvyGate wrote that they “couldn’t resist” covering the show, a musical version of the summer blockbuster set to ’80s power ballads like “Living on a Prayer” and “Welcome to the Jungle.” CollegeOTR.com called the show proof that Yale is “the best Ivy” and described all involved students as “totally awesome.”

Webisodes. Yale’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies today at noon launches an Internet program called “The MacMillan Report,” featuring interviews with professors in various fields of international and area research. The first interview will feature Thomas Pogge, the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, speaking about his nonprofit organization, Incentives for Global Health.

Fight that, Don Quixote! Or not. A celebration honoring Matthew Barger ’79, who funded the Science Hill Windmill Project, has been postponed because the installation of the windmills faced “unavoidable delays,” according to an e-mail from Yale event planner Breanne Collins. The project, which aimed to harness Science Hill’s gusty breezes, was intended for launch this summer.

Regular xkcd readers began lining up outside the Pierson College master’s house yesterday at 1 p.m. for a 4 p.m. Master’s Tea with Randall Monroe, creator of Web comic xkcd. A student brought speakers and an iPod and blasted music, turning the waiting line into a “nerd party,” according to Leah Libresco ’11.

This day in Yale history

1967 Yale was represented at the Washington peace march in protest of the Vietnam War by a banner and 400 students. The march began relatively peacefully at the Lincoln Memorial, until a member of the American Nazi Party attacked speaker Clive Jenkins, a British trade unionist. Yale University Chaplain William S. Coffin, who had earlier promised to “aid or abet” any draft evaders, responded by attacking the Nazi, who was then arrested. The march continued towards the Pentagon, where conflict broke out between demonstrators and soldiers. Yale Assistant Chaplain John Boyle was arrested, as were three Yale students, who had to pay $25 each in fines.

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  • HaroldAMaio

    “Johnny E: Sadly, comments like yours both reflect the stigma and perpetuate it.”

    As does the above comment. It claims a “stigma,” in so doing perpetuates it.

    Harold A. Maio