September 16th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus: 09.16.09

The results are in: this semester’s most popular class is “Introductory Microeconomics,” with an enrollment of 380. The runners-up are John Gaddis’ “Cold War” class, with 365 students, and Shelly Kagan’s “Life,” with 280.

For all aspiring polyglots, International Opportunities Night will be held at 6 p.m. today in LC 102. Representatives from the Center for International Experience will provide information about study, internship, research and funding opportunities at Yale.

Reggae singer Buju Banton is scheduled to perform tonight at Toad’s Place. Banton’s homophobic lyrics and history of homophobic violence prompted a public outcry that resulted in the cancellation of much of the artist’s 2009 tour, though the Toad’s performance was not affected.

Late eaters beware: Commons will close at 1 p.m. today to prepare for the Ramadan Dinner Banquet. Hot lunch will still be served at Calhoun and Timothy Dwight colleges from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Davenport and Trumbull colleges will extend dinner until 8 p.m. The banquet will take place at 5:30 p.m. — but don’t expect to get a last-minute seat, as more than 750 people have already RSVP’d to the 500-person event.

Johns Hopkins University published an “H1N1 glossary,” including terms like “Pig Latin” (a sick student’s classics homework), in order to spice up campus conversations about swine flu.

In other John Hopkins news, a samurai sword-wielding student killed a would-be burglar early Tuesday morning. Police are still determining whether the student was justified in acting in self defense.

Stilesians packed Old Campus last night in a giant game of Capture the Flag. The upperclassmen defended their honor with a decisive victory over the freshmen in Stiles’ annual game.

Shopping enthusiast? Love free food? Tomorrow is College Night on Broadway; festivities will include sales at various stores, a raffle, henna, fried dough and cupcakes. The event will last from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will take place on Broadway and York streets.

As one of their first “lasts,” the members of the class of 2010 must hand in their last fall course schedules today by 5 p.m.

This day in Yale history

1993 History professor Jonathan Spence was promoted to the University’s highest academic rank, a Sterling professorship, based on his work in the area of Chinese history.

  • stiles 2013

    Correction: The Stiles capture the flag game ended in a tie, not a “decisive upperclassmen victory.” The froshmoose challenge the upperclassmen to a rematch!

  • froshmoose!

    Indeed, the Stiles Capture the Flag game ended in a hard-fought draw, as Master Pitti confirms. In fact, it was the upperclassmen on the ESCC who ended the game at that time-were they perhaps scared of the froshmoose comeback?

  • stilesstiles

    the media never lies stiles 2013. accept defeat.

  • ROFLCOPTER

    Tie goes to the freshmen. Suck it, Stiles upperclassmen.