Cross Campus: 03.31.09

Watch out for gangs. They will get you. According to an e-mail sent out by the economics graduate registrar and forwarded around campus by various people, including Pierson Master Harvey Goldblatt, this week is New Haven’s unofficial “gang initiation week.” The e-mail comes in the wake of an assault on an economics graduate student on Friday that, according to the e-mail, might be gang-related.

Patiently waiting. Admissions decisions for applicants to the Yale College Class of 2013 will be posted online this evening. With 26,000 applications, the acceptance rate is expected to fall below 8 percent.

Jaywalkers and illegal parkers, beware. Tomorrow the City of New Haven will begin cleaning streets. The Department of Public Works will begin removing salt, sand and litter that has accumulated over the winter in the more than 235 miles of road lanes in the city.

In his weekly address, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. encouraged residents to walk to work this Friday as part of National Walk to Work Day. Yalies looking to do their part can skip the bus up Science Hill and make the trek on foot.

Through his Faith Foundation, the former British Prime Minister and visiting Yale professor will take his “Faith and Globalization” course to the University of Singapore. The course will closely mirror the one Blair taught at Yale in the fall, but will primarily focus on faith in Southeast Asia.

Get ready to be proud. The LGBT Student Cooperative at Yale presents Pride Month, which begins tomorrow. The first event will be the premiere of “Pedro,” the MTV movie about “Real World” star and AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. The screening will take place at Silliflicks, in Silliman entryway C, at 8 p.m on Wednesday.

Banning the “R” word. A student organization hopes to end the use of “retard.” Yale Students for Special Olympics is teaming up with schools across the country to raise awareness about the epithet. Look for table tents and T-shirts today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Beinecke Plaza.

Campus conquest commences! Today the GoCrossCampus Yale tournament kicks off. Anyone with a “yale.edu” e-mail address can play (including faculty and alumni). “I want to see some serious conquest here, folks,” said Matthew Brimer ’09, a founder of GXC and PickTeams.com. “Serious. Conquest.” Brimer crusades under JE’s flag.

This day in Yale history
1998 The university broke ground for the $5 million off-campus Library Shelving Facility. Located in Hamden, LSF was set to house 2 million volumes of Yale’s library collection.

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Comments

  • CR

    See the New Haven Independent (March 27)and the internet "snopes" site for discussions on the threats of gang related violence.

  • veritas 08

    There is no such thing as a "Real World star".

    Especially someone with such a self-serving agenda.

    Ugh…