Sam Tsui ’11 hugs Oprah. Tsui taped a segment for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in Chicago on Wednesday. Tsui said the episode, expected to air early next week, will feature a selection from his Michael Jackson medley, which has amassed 4.8 million views on YouTube.
Shoutout to Jesse Morrell. Members of the a cappella group Redhot & Blue have been spotted advertising for Friday’s apocalypse-themed concert with a nod to evangelist Jesse Morrell, who recently drew national attention for his impromptu sermons on Beinecke Plaza. Students in the singing group have sold tickets while wearing sandwich board signs proclaiming, “Singers Repent!”
‘Pick on someone your own color!’ may be Harvard’s new mantra after a Harvard Crimson article published Wednesday asserted that Cornell, not Yale, is Harvard’s true athletic rival. The article pointed to more “relevant” rivalries with Cornell in men’s basketball and hockey. But perhaps the Big Red are a better match after all, considering the Bulldogs beat both Harvard and Cornell in men’s hockey in the last two weeks.
Tuition may be going up, but for just $44.95 an hour, anyone can take a class from Yale professors Akhil Amar, Paul Bloom, Marvin Chun or Craig Wright, who are collaborating to teach classes in “One Day University,” a series of one-day conferences organized by The Learning Annex that will be held this spring in New York and Philadelphia.
The Caseus cheese truck was parked by the School of Management on Wednesday, serving tomato soup, sausage, grilled cheese sandwiches, and salads to hungry passersby. Especially ambitious customers can try the Cheese Truck Challenge, which requires contestants to create their own sandwiches and eat 10 of them in a row within one hour “without vomiting,” according to the truck’s Web site, which promises winners free T-shirts and the privilege of naming the new sandwich.
Two pedestrian bridges spanning the Farmington Canal between Trumbull and Grove streets will be installed today at 9 a.m. The Prospect Street Bridge reopened to pedestrians around Christmas.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY
1997 The women’s squash team finishes third in the Howe Cup national tournament, hosted at Payne Whitney Gymnasium’s newly renovated, wider squash courts, which some team members said may have helped to attract more talented recruits.