Friday’s Buzz: 10.19.12

THE NEWS Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg elicited a laugh from the audience at Thursday’s Davenport College Master’s Tea when she described her colleagues as “not shrinking violets.” At the talk before nearly 100 students and faculty members, Ginsburg discussed topics ranging from her early career at the American Civil Liberties Union to her […]

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Cross Campus: 10.18.12

Pundits? A poster for a Saybrook College Master’s Tea featuring “Wilma Dickfit” went up on entryways and bulletin boards across campus Wednesday afternoon. According to the poster, Dickfit — the author of “Let’s Find Out The Hard Way” — hopes her work will encourage independent thought and inspire “well-intentioned amateurism.” For anyone curious, parents are […]

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Thursday’s Buzz: 10.18.12

THE NEWS Discussion is underway to improve the New Haven Green in anticipation of next year’s celebration of the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding. The Proprietors of the New Haven Green have hired the Project for Public Spaces, a nonprofit planning and design organization, to gather sentiment from stakeholders about how to improve the […]

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LETTERS 10.17.12

Letters

Cross Campus: 10.17.12

Shake it up. A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck Maine yesterday night, sending shockwaves across the entire New England region and Twitterverse. Though some users who had not felt the quake voiced their confusion online, others expressed surprise, wondering whether the earth’s movements could be attributed to abnormally large acorns falling from the sky. According to […]

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Wednesday’s Buzz: 10.17.12

THE NEWS Maria Rosa Menocal, a humanities professor known for her work on medieval Spain whose vivacious presence spearheaded a rapid expansion of the Whitney Humanities Center, died Monday of melanoma. She was 59. A renowned scholar and author, Menocal became a Sterling Professor of the Humanities in 2005 and served as director of the […]

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Cross Campus: 10.16.12

What’s for dinner? Berkeley College’s plan to close its dining hall to non-Berkeley students for two Mondays each month, and before 6:30 p.m. for the other two Mondays, went into effect yesterday. Berkeley College Master Marvin Chun said the new policy aims to address the dining hall’s overcrowding problem and alleviate the “unsustainable demand” that […]

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Tuesday’s Buzz: 10.16.12

THE NEWS Arlen Specter LAW ’56, a former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who stood out in Congress for his independent politics and famously switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party in 2009, died Sunday in Philadelphia of complications related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 82 years old. Every time Matthew Chrislip ART ’13 enters […]

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Cross Campus: 10.15.12

Star power. The Whiffenpoofs performed for Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” last Saturday as part of a benefit concert supporting autism programs. The group performed “Fight the Power” alongside Tom Morello, the guitarist for musical group Rage Against the Machine, and shared the stage with a series of other celebrities, including host Jon […]

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Monday’s Buzz: 10.15.12

THE NEWS Susan Burhans, a former security education coordinator for the Yale Police Department, filed a lawsuit against the University on Friday on the grounds that her efforts to promote Title IX compliance led to her unfair dismissal. The case, which involves Burhans’ treatment and dismissal as a Yale employee, is framed as a Title […]

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Cross Campus: 10.12.12

The elephant in the room… A large gray elephant was found seemingly wounded outside a classroom in WLH. Passersby reported seeing a gang of poachers chasing the 8,000-pound African mammal for its ivory. But they quickly realized their dreams of ivory were full of hot air as they approached the plastic carcass. A family affair. […]

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Friday’s Buzz: 10.12.12

THE NEWS As a freshman in 2009, lifelong Democrat Diana Enriquez ’13 registered to vote in Connecticut. For Enriquez and many other Yalies, the decision to register in Connecticut or their home state presents a series of trade-offs each election cycle. Some make the calculation that their vote will be more valuable in one state, […]

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