September 9th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus: 09.09.09

291 Cornell students have been diagnosed with probable cases of swine flu at the university’s health services, according to the Cornell Daily Sun.

The Yale College Council election process officially begins today. Candidates had until 9 p.m. yesterday to submit statements of intent, initiating a 1 ½ day campaign period before Thursday’s election.

Nineteen-year-old tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, who gave a pep talk to the Yale football team during the Pilot Pen tennis tournament, wants to come to Yale, her father told a Danish newspaper. The eighth-ranked tennis player will face Melanie Oudin in the women’s semifinals of the U.S. Open at 7 p.m. tonight.

Elis seeking ‘sexual partners just as freaky and deranged as [themselves]’ were offered assistance last night in an e-mail from ‘The Gradification Team.’ The message, a spoof of the recent e-mails from the “Gradifi Team” course reviewing Web site, promised to compile all data and generate statistics by the end of the day.

Saturday Farm Tours, arranged by the Yale College Council and Yale Dining, begin this weekend. Organizers plan to educate students about Yale’s sustainable food farms.

Lily Dorman-Colby ’09 has been named to Glamour Magazine’s ‘Top 10 College Women’ list. She will travel to New York City next week to receive a $3,000 award.

Letters and legal records regarding the authorship of Yale’s fight song ‘Boola Boola’ have shown that composer Allan M. Hirsh 1901 may have been the song’s writer only in name. According to an article in the Yale Alumni Magazine, Hirsh’s name was used to increase the song’s popularity on campus. The actual composer’s identity remains in doubt.

The Daily Beast has named Scott Strobel’s “Amazon Rain Forest Expedition and Laboratory” to its list of “America’s hottest classes” because of the course’s spring break trip to Ecuador.

On her first day on the job, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 will hear a case on campaign finance reform involving a documentary — “Hillary: The Movie” — about another Law School alumna, Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73.

This day in Yale history

1980 The News printed its Sept. 10 issue on only four pages because of a mechanical failure at the press. The issue was instead typeset at the New Haven Register.