Cross Campus: 02.18.09

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here.

The victim of the chimpanzee attack in Stamford Monday afternoon remains in critical condition. The executive vice president of the U.S. Humane Society called for federal legislation regulating ownership of wild animals, saying, “It’s time to end this dangerous monkey business.”

Travis, the 200-pound chimp who was shot and killed by police after the attack, reportedly enjoyed drinking wine from a stemmed glass and using the remote control to watch TV. He is survived by his 70-year-old foster mother, Stamford resident Sandra Herold.

Concerned that some city employees have been misusing the Internet, Mayor DeStefano has cut off all radio, video and game streaming to City Hall computers. The heightened firewall went into effect last Wednesday. “They took away my games,” one city worker whined to the Independent.

Senior Gift totals are in, and Yale seniors gave $24,439 to the University. Davenport College had the highest participation rate, with 88 percent of seniors giving money. Saybrook took up the rear with 50 percent. Overall senior participation was 73 percent.

The Timothy Dwight blog finished second to Penn State’s “Onward State” in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Alternative Media Outlet poll. Despite the initial fervor, support for the TD blog slipped to 19.51 percent when polls closed Monday night.

“HOLY CRAP! stop e-mailing me,” read the subject line of an e-mail sent to ’Hounies from Master Jonathan Holloway last night. Holloway’s plea was sparked by an inundation of replies to a message he had sent seven minutes earlier inquiring as to the interest in special Calhoun tickets to a lecture with radio journalist Ira Glass.

Channel your inner granny. Students got a taste of the octogenarian lifestyle last night at the first meeting of the Yale Student Granny Society. Students gathered around the TD common room, armed with yarn, knitting needles and, according to the club’s advertisement, tons of “harmless gossip.”

Assistant professor of history Beverly Gage held a book reading at Labyrinth Books yesterday to celebrate her new book on terrorism: “The Day Wall Street Exploded.” Students came to discuss the book and meet the author, who calls the 1920s “America’s first war on terror.”

This day in Yale history
1974 Keith Stroup, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, advocated the legalization of marijuana at a YPU debate. “People have been smoking marijuana for 2,000 years and will continue to do so,” Stroup said amid an “aromatic cloud that wafted gently above the audience.”

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Comments

  • Y09

    actually…those are not the final totals for the senior class gift, given that the web site you got that info from was last updated yesterday during the day and the campaign ended this morning at 8am. way to go ydn…

  • Anon

    Actually, the Gage reading at Labyrinth isn't until tomorrow, Thurs 3/19.

  • anon

    hey YDN, how about posting a brief biography of the HUMAN BEING who was injured in the attack? who cares about some monkey?