The LGBT co-op kicked off its protest of the administration’s decision not to allow gender-neutral housing for this housing cycle last with an all-night campout on Cross Campus. Rene Bystron ’11 wrote in an e-mail that the protestors would be “passing out flyers and educational materials about what gender neutral housing is, why it is important, and what you can do about it.”

Master Krauss sent an angry e-mail to the students of Silliman College yesterday following Monday night’s attempted snowball fight in the Timothy Dwight courtyard. The message asked that Sillimanders “form a clean-up posse immediately, go over to TD, apologize to Master T, and clean up the courtyard.”

Yellow caution tape prevented students from getting too close to Beinecke Library, where spears of ice clung to the ledges of the building yesterday. But a sign nearby revealed that the roped-off area was not a crime scene: “Caution snow and ice melting and falling from sides of building,” it read.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of The Yale Club of New Haven. The event will be celebrated in style at the New Haven Lawn Club, where the Whiffenpoofs will serenade guests; President Levin will serve as the guest of honor.

Kevin Washburn LAW ’93 was selected to be the new dean of the University of New Mexico’s Law School yesterday. A member of the Chickasaw nation of Oklahoma, Washburn will be the first American Indian dean of the University of New Mexico Law School.

Sweet research. A study performed by researchers at the School of Medicine reveals that mice that consumed diets full of high-fructose corn syrup were protected from insulin resistance, a symptom of type II diabetes, when a particular gene was “knocked down” in the animals’ liver and fat tissue.

Commons, divided. Students from the Arab Students’ Association sold T-shirts in Commons today to benefit a relief agency for Palestinian refugees, while directly across the room another student handed out flyers advertising trips to Israel for under $500.

“Bridging Waters,” a student-made documentary on the construction of the first peace park in the Middle East, debuted last night at the Slifka Center. Said co-creator Sofy Solomon ’09, “I hope that this film will shed light on the immense amount of hope that is still present among many of the people in the region.”

This day in Yale history

1983 The Yale men’s hockey team defeated Dartmouth 9-0 to secure a spot in the ECAC playoffs. It was the first time the Elis had qualified for the tournament since the 1978-’79 season.

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