Cross Campus: 11.30.12

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young DKE Brother Legendary artist Vincent van Gogh has found an unlikely home: the beer-stained basement of Delta Kappa Epsilon. When the fraternity repainted its basement, President Nick Daffin ’13 took it upon himself to spray paint “Starry Night” onto the wall. Surprisingly, he is not studying art. Do […]

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Cross Campus: 11.29.12

Suck it, Harvard. Yale’s record-breaking delegation of seven Rhodes scholars will be joined by one more student: Ela Naegele ’13, a German international student who won an international Rhodes scholarship from Germany. Naegele hopes to study modern British and European history with a focus on international law at Oxford. Professor Gaddis, tear down this wall! […]

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Things to know for Frankenstorm

Several campus services have been temporarily suspended as Hurricane Sandy passes through New Haven. For your convenience, Cross Campus has compiled a list of things you should be aware of as you begin to barricade yourself in your dorm: 1) Classes. All classes will be canceled on Monday. We will hear by Monday afternoon whether […]

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UPDATE: All classes canceled Monday due to storm

All classes and “non-essential services” will be canceled Monday due to Frankenstorm, Vice President Linda Lorimer announced in a Sunday email. Administrators will notify the Yale community whether Tuesday classes will also be canceled by 2 p.m. on Monday. Read the full email below: To the Yale Community Re: CLASSES AND NON-ESSENTIAL SERVICES CANCELLED FOR […]

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Professors cancel classes due to Frankenstorm

In light of the impending storm, many professors have canceled their courses, and there are rumors that the University as a whole will follow suit. According to one security guard, his crew had been told that all classes will be canceled Monday because of Frankenstorm. In addition, all campus shuttle services will stop beginning at […]

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Take cover, Sandy is coming

As Hurricane Sandy approaches the Elm City, University officials are gearing up to defend against the stormy intruder. In a Sunday email to the Yale community, Vice President Linda Lorimer said she will meet with key Yale administrators to review the University’s response to the storm, adding that a full update will be sent no […]

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PSA: Restricted Berkeley dining hours begin today

If you’re not in Berkeley and planned to eat in the dining hall today, you may want to think again. In an effort to avoid overcrowding, Berkeley College Master Marvin Chun submitted a proposal — which was recently approved — to Yale Dining and the Council of Masters last week that would close Berkeley’s dining […]

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Senior society displaced from SSS

On the night of April 12, the Aurelian Honor Society — like many other senior societies — initiated its incoming class with traditional Tap Night antics and activities. But soon after, Aurelian was cited by University administrators for serving alcohol to its underage members, and it has since been banned by the Executive Committee from […]

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Christian fraternity joins Greek life on campus

The newest fraternity on campus is seeking to strengthen the Christian community and provide a social alternative to traditional Greek activities. Unlike existing campus fraternities, the new group — Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) — will host only non-alcoholic social events and work to help Christian students at Yale develop their faith, said Victor Hicks ’15, […]

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CIO Swensen diagnosed with cancer

Chief Investment Officer David Swensen has been diagnosed with cancer, according to students in his economics seminar. Swensen, who is responsible for managing the University’s roughly $19 billion endowment, did not attend this Monday’s session of “Investment Analysis,” which he teaches with Investments Office Senior Director Dean Takahashi, five students in the course said. At […]

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Ivy League LGBTQ conference to come to Yale

The main Ivy League conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues will hit Yale’s campus for the first time this February. Roughly 500 students from across the Ivy League are expected to convene at Yale for the four-day event, which organizers say they hope will highlight prominent issues facing the LGBTQ community and […]

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Students question Yale’s international focus under Levin

Throughout his nearly 20-year tenure, University President Richard Levin has sought to expand Yale’s presence abroad. But with a new president taking the helm in the next academic year, some students are hoping to see the scope of those efforts broaden. Several of the initiatives Levin has launched to increase Yale’s presence abroad in recent […]

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