Toad’s Saturday night dance party canceled, Miller says

Last night Toad’s Place sent an email announcing their “Hurricane Saturday Night Dance Party!!!” but with the threat of Irene becoming very real, it now looks as if the party will not go on. In an email to undergraduates this evening Yale College Dean Mary Miller wrote — in a parenthetical — that “the New […]

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Irene Dispatch: Back at Stop & Shop

Our reporter Emily Foxhall is back at Stop & Shop where they are running seriously low on water. According to Emily, the store announced at around 2:55 p.m. that there are only two pallets of water left. Batteries are also depleting, and there are holes in the canned soup and peanut butter and jelly shelves. […]

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We compile the latest on Hurricane Irene

With Hurricane Irene fast approaching and some light rain already falling in the Have, safety warnings and announcements are flooding (semi-intentional pun) in. Let’s break it down. At 12:35 p.m. Vice President and University Secretary Linda Lorimer sent her update to students. The “tropical winds” are supposed to get here by 11 p.m. (Coincidentally, that’s […]

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Extracurricular bazaar postponed because of Irene

Aw guys, Irene is already starting to get in the way of our weekend plans. In an email to undergraduates this morning Associate Dean for Student Organizations John Meeske announced that the bazaar — think: “do you sing?” — originally scheduled for Sunday would be postponed a week. Read his full email below: Dear students, […]

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New Haven shakes as earthquake hits East Coast

The 5.8 earthquake that hit Virginia did not go unnoticed in New Haven, where we’re hearing buildings swayed for about three seconds. Update: 2:07 p.m. Yikes. Just upgraded to 5.9 magnitude. Update: 6:37 p.m. Yale and New Haven have both responded with emergency alerts. Mayor John DeStefano announced the city would open an Emergency Operations […]

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Gentry gives seniors his thoughts on Class Day headgear

In an email today to the class of 2011, Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry asked seniors to be “respectful” when choosing their hats (or whatever else they decide to put on their heads) for Sunday’s Class Day. “Take a moment to consider how your headgear may appear to people of other ethnic or national […]

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Naked run tonight in Bass

Tonight’s the twice yearly finals period naked run in Bass. We’ve gotten word that some people heading to participate in the bare festivities got stuck in a Sterling Memorial Library elevator. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on which way you look at it), they had not yet disrobed. UPDATE: 11:36 p.m. We hear firemen are coming […]

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‘Higgins’ informs of shooting in Islamabad

Some students got an email purporting to be from Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins tonight. Nice one, guys. Presented without further commentary: From: Chief Ronnell A. Higgins safe@yale.edu Date: Mon, May 2, 2011 at 2:07 AM Subject: Message from Chief Ronnell Higgins To: To the Yale Community: I write to inform you that a […]

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Students gather to watch news of Osama Bin Laden’s death

UPDATED: 1:03 a.m. Students throughout campus gathered around televisions to watch President Barack Obama announce that Osama Bin Laden has been killed. Above, Davenport students congregate in the college’s dive. After Obama’s speech, students flooded Old Campus, chanting USA and singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”1425″ ] Check back for more updates as the campus […]

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Public Service Announcement: Free coffee at Blue State locations

Just in case you need an extra boost after Spring Fling (or to, you know, study for finals): both Blue State locations in New Haven are handing out free coffee today. The giveaway is to celebrate the fact that Blue State donated $250,000 across all of its locations — including the ones outside of the […]

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A look back: 4.23.11

With classes almost (hello, Friday class on Monday) done, last week was a blur of tests, papers and news items. Here, we reminisce: Monty is here to stay. We are the champions. Welcome back, Rudy’s. The hills are alive with the sound of grad students. Climb every mountain. (See what we just did there). This […]

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’30 Rock’ hearts Connecticut

Yale, New Haven and Connecticut made cameos on this week’s episode of the NBC comedy “30 Rock.” One of the episode’s story lines focuses on actress Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) making a horror film being shot in Stamford, Connecticut “for tax reasons.” However, the state won’t give the movie a tax break and production is […]

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