Hottest tix on campus. Next Thursday, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will speak at Sprague Hall, a venue that holds 680 people. Tickets went on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. They were gone 10 minutes later, students waiting in line said. Didn’t get tickets? No worries — though TD Master Jeff Brenzel said there won’t be more tickets released, University Vice President Linda Lorimer reminded the Yale community that the talk will be livestreamed.
More on Yee ’12. Bail for Eric Yee ’12, who was arrested in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday after he allegedly posted comments on ESPN’s website saying he was watching children and would not mind killing them, was lowered from $1 million to $100,000 as he was charged with possession of an illegal weapon.
More buzz. As the Nobel committee prepares to announce the winners of the 2012 prize in economics, Thomson Reuters has released a set of predictions for who could win — and, surprise, star economics professor Robert Shiller is on the list. Shiller was named one of four academics likely to receive the economics prize this year or in the future. Prize announcements start in early October.
So much for a Red Connecticut. After a poll put Mitt Romney only seven points behind Barack Obama in this year’s presidential race in Connecticut, conservative pundits were buzzing earlier this month at the prospect of turning the state red. They may be quieter now that a new poll out from the Hartford Courant and University of Hartford shows Obama leading Romney, 53 to 32, a 21 percent lead. That’s a lot of ground to make up.
The Next Susan Boyle? Remember that orchestral and choral cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” by New Haven- and Yale-based 3Penny Orchestra? Since the cover was released last Tuesday, it has racked up nearly 1.4 million YouTube hits.
Quinnipiac terror. Two people were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a chemical reaction in a maintenance building formed a yellow cloud, causing eye and throat irritation, the New Haven Register reported.
What do you think, off-campus Elis? New Haven’s City Plan Commission approved a request by a local developer to add 90 parking spots — instead of the 144 usually required for a new apartment building — at 1249 Chapel, the Independent reported.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1971 Students applying to vote in New Haven’s mayoral race had their requests rejected.