Cross Campus: 01.30.09

The cash register is running, the chairs are set and the coffee canisters are ready for dispensing. That’s right, Yale architecture students: The Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea location on the ground floor of the Loria Center will open this weekend, a store employee said yesterday.

In preparation for Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga yesterday sent a friendly reminder for reporters to pass along to local reisdents: “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.”

Steelers fans will be celebrating on Sunday, at least according to Yale’s new football coach, Tom Williams. At a Master’s Tea yesterday in JE, the former NFL assistant revealed his Super Bowl pick.

It is unclear how many students will actually care. Only 20 students showed up to greet Williams yesterday in what was his first appearance before the Yale student body.

Submissions for the Yale IDEA competition are being accepted at ideas.yale.edu until 11:59 p.m. today. The IDEA contest “rewards student-generated innovative digital projects,” according to its Web site. One-hit-wonder “Go Cross Campus” was the winner among 17 entries last year.

Wannabe student techies should attend (at least) one of the over 15 safety and technical seminars hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Productions tomorrow. Interested students can register for classes from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Off-Broadway Theater.

At Dwight Hall, members of the Socially Responsible Investment Fund have been e-mailing students, coaxing them to join the ethical investing management group.

Meanwhile, Alex Knopp, Dwight Hall’s executive director, sat in on the Yale Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility meeting yesterday. At the meeting, the Undergraduate Organizing Committee presented information on a labor dispute between HEI Hotel & Resorts management and hotel workers in California.

William Dyson may not be sure he wants to run for mayor this year, but some city residents are already rooting for him. A Facebook group entitled “Get Free or Die Trying — ‘WILLIAM R. DYSON’ for Mayor — The Movement” has been created in support of the former state senator. As of last night, the group had 51 members.

This day in Yale history

2004 A state court dismissed the cases against six Yale union workers who faced disorderly conduct charges stemming from a three-week strike. The defendants each agreed to do 15 hours of community service.

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