Cross Campus: 03.05.09

A fire alarm went off in Davenport College at 11:10 p.m. yesterday. After a thorough examination of the premises, Master Schottenfeld and the firemen discovered the culprit in the Davenport Dive: some smoky bacon. “Bacon!” exclaimed Master Schottenfeld. “Bacon! I told them that we’ve got to keep kosher!”

Only three months late. The LCD virtual poster board, slated to be installed in December, has finally been placed in Thain Family Café.

The “first mouse eradication in Yale’s history” will take place this spring break in Lanman-Wright Hall. In an e-mail, Pierson College Dean Amerigo Fabbri advised freshmen to remove their possessions from the floor, lest they be discarded by the exterminator.

Also on Old Campus: Assistant Dean of Freshman Affairs Raymond Ou wrote to Old Campus residents Wednesday that two University departments “quickly mobilized to inspect” a room in Lanman-Wright Hall Wednesday. The problem? A single bed bug.

“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson did not announce on a blog post last week that she was accepted to Yale. According to her official Web site, an unknown rascal created a Twitter account in her name, and Watson has not decided where to matriculate.

Thought you should’ve made “50 Most”? Jack Wills wants a “shot girl” or a “shot guy” for a party at Toad’s on March 28. Attractive Yalies should e-mail jackwills.yale@gmail.com with their name, college, year and photo before midnight Friday.

A baseball memoir by Yale alum Matthew McCarthy ’03 has come under fire this week as The New York Times reported Monday that “many portions of the book are incorrect, embellished or impossible.” McCarthy told The Times: “I think that there are a handful of details that I did my best to recreate.”

To go green, Princeton will go trayless in Forbes dining hall later this month. But the Tigers are not simply following the Bulldogs’ footsteps: According to the Daily Princetonian, the idea was developed last fall.

But a local kitchen adds trays — also to go green. The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, where several Yale students volunteer regularly, will replace its Styrofoam dishware. The reusable trays will save DESK an estimated $2,000 per month.

This day in Yale history

1977 Protestors marched and sang outside Woodbridge Hall today as they waited for a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance ’39 LAW ’42. Yale students presented him with a petition to cut a national bomber jet program.

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