September 8th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus: 09.08.09

It’s called “Labor Day” for a reason. Students attempting to take the usual shortcut through the Woolsey Hall Rotunda were out of luck yesterday. Not only was Commons closed, but the doors to the entire building remained locked, forcing students to take the long way around.

Emma arrives in style. Emma Watson reportedly arrived at Brown yesterday via helicopter, and paparazzi photos of the actress hanging out on campus have already surfaced.

In another college debut, Howard Dean ’71 returned to the classroom last night for the first meeting of his college seminar, “Understanding Politics and Politicians.” More than 150 people applied for a spot in the 18-person class.

A computer and backpack were stolen from a student in Silliman’s entryway F yesterday. In an e-mail to all Sillimanders, Master Judith Krauss reminded students not to leave suite doors propped open because it “provides a perfect opportunity for would-be thieves to make a quick grab and run.”

Yale boys can clean? A group of “boys” in Pierson College are advertising their cleaning services on YaleStation.com. According to the ads, the boys “have a passion for clean rooms”; costs are $20 for a bedroom and $25 for a common room. One of the draws of the service is having “some handsome men” do your cleaning.

Are you funny? Auditions for Yale’s improv comedy groups started last night. But don’t worry if you forgot to show up. A second round of auditions will take place tonight.

The folks at Phil’s Barber Shop were a little miffed by Provost Peter Salovey’s jocular explanation that he shaved his mustache because it cost too much money to maintain. The shop reminded the provost that since 1981 they have never charged him extra to trim his mustache.

Some 6,000 runners converged on New Haven yesterday for the32nd Annual New Haven Road Race. Brett Gotcher, 25, of Flagstaff, Ariz., won the men’s 20K race with a time of 58:57.

This day in Yale history
1978 Pierson senior Kathren Matson filed a $10,000 lawsuit against the University, claiming that lax security measures led to her rape during the 1977 summer term. She said that no steps were taken to prevent a 40-year-old man from attending a Pierson happy hour and that the University did not provide adequate campus security at the event.