Uncategorized | 2:57 am | April 10, 2009 | By Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 04.10.09

The Pundits strike again. Taps for the senior prank society posed as STEP coordinators outside Commons on Thursday afternoon, asking students to switch to 6-point font in order to decrease paper waste.

In other prankster news, the bathrooms in Lanman-Wright were cordoned off yesterday morning with caution tape and biohazard signs. Pierson freshman counselor Katie Planey ’09 e-mailed her freshmen upon discovering the hoax: “I mostly didn’t want freshmen to be late to their morning classes as a result of a sub-par prank,” she said.

Breaking with tradition, Provost Peter Salovey asked the Four Questions in last night’s Davenport Seder; customarily, the honor goes to the youngest person in attendance. Dean Mary Miller made a brief appearance at Saybrook’s “Seder-fest.”

In a blow to the “dumb jock” stereotype, 21 members of the Yale women’s hockey team were named to the ECAC Hockey League All-Academic team Wednesday — the highest number ever achieved by any team in the league.

Business operations supervisor David Gingerella may trade crisp New England autumns for Miami heat; he is in the running for president of Florida International University, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.

Saturday’s “Drag Yourself Out” show, set to take place at 9 p.m. in the Branford Common Room, will feature El Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Yale, as well as “Damiana Larouz,” a Bass Library security guard.

A bit presumptuous? In an e-mail message to supporters, YCC vice-presidential candidate Brian Levin ’11 asked students to vote for him in the YCC presidential election. The sophomore sent out a subsequent e-mail clarifying that he is running for vice president.

Vending machine soda may become pricier in response to a New England Journal of Medicine article by Kelly Brownell, director of Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Brownell argued that a tax on sugary drinks would increase state revenue and discourage unhealthy eating habits.

This day in Yale history

1969 New Haven’s City Plan Commission recommended the passage of a bill to limit the expansion of universities without the permission of the Board of Aldermen. In a hearing prior to the Commission’s recommendations, Yale lawyers vehemently argued that the bill was unconstitutional.

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