September 23rd, 2009 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus: 09.23.09

In an e-mail to Berkeley students yesterday, Master Marvin Chun said that a student recently committed an unspecified “egregious act of vandalism” in Berkeley’s Lower Library. Chun said he was “saddened to think that someone has become so angry that they have lost control of themselves” and urged the person to seek professional help.

Annie Le GRD ’13 was featured in more news stories across the country last week than any other person beside President Barack Obama, according to the Pew Research Center.

Only health care and the economy were the subject of more stories than Le’s murder, which drew more coverage the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other things.

But Nancy Grace, at least, is moving on. A sign that the media onslaught regarding Le’s murder has finally subsided: After eight consecutive episodes devoted to the case, the legal commentator did not mention Le on her HLN show last night.

Former Harvard professor Jim Yong Kim was inaugurated yesterday as Dartmouth College’s 17th president. Yale sent Law School professor Kate Stith, a Dartmouth alumna, as a delegate to the ceremony.

Eight years after their college was renovated, Saybrugians were alerted yesterday that the Development Office will soon be sending employees into 13 suites to mount plaques recognizing donors.

Bring out the satin robes. Bob Meyers, former president of media for Playboy Enterprises Inc., will be discussing Playboy’s “healthy” video-on-demand business, among other things, at Horchow Hall today at 11:30 a.m.

And if that’s not enough to satisfy your sexual knowledge for the day, a lecture on the “American History of Intersex” will take place in WLH at 5 p.m.

This day in Yale history
1969 The door of Mory’s opened for women — though only when accompanied by a male dues-paying escort.

  • anon

    Hello!!?? What was the vandalism? You shouldn’t post a tidbit without describing the precipitating event. It kinda misses the whole point of journalism.

  • Thomas Kaplan

    Master Chun did not specify in his e-mail message what the vandalism was, and he declined to comment when we contacted him last night.

    Thomas Kaplan
    Editor in Chief

  • anon

    Okay, so my response is “you’re reporters”. You investigate, you ask questions, that’s how it works. Or, is this Cross Campus thing “news lite” and is exempt from thought? Clearly someone spent time contemplating Nancy Grace’s activities, so at least some effort could have been put to following up on an actual relevant piece of campus news.

  • lol

    TK > anon

  • Thomas Kaplan

    No one to whom our reporter spoke in Berkeley College late last night (when we were apprised of the e-mail) knew the specifics of the vandalism, and University officials referred comment to Master Chun. Moreover, because the vandalism has already been fixed, our reporter was unable to discern what had happened from a visit to the library.

    Thomas Kaplan
    Editor in Chief

  • yale ’08

    TK >> anon