Uncategorized | 2:00 am | November 17, 2009 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus 11.17.09

An unauthorized party in the Davenport Dive Saturday night left a mess of sticky beer residue, empty bottles and trash. As a result, Davenport Master Richard Schottenfeld said in a college-wide e-mail that the Dive will be closed at night after the student managers leave. “We hate to see our community tarnished by the thoughtless and offensive behavior of a very few students,” he wrote.

Start the bidding at $950. The painting that appeared on the cover of the program of the 100th edition of The Game in 1983, illustrated by North Haven artist Andrew Yelenak, goes up for auction on eBay this week.

It’s the big time for Sam Tsui ’11. Time magazine featured the Davenport College junior in an article Monday about cashing in on viral YouTube videos calling him “the site’s latest crowd pleaser.” Tsui’s Michael Jackson tribute has racked up more than 2.4 million views.

Turkey time. The residential college dining halls will be serving Thanksgiving dinner tonight, featuring traditional delicacies such as stuffed squash, mashed potatoes, apple stuffing, pumpkin pie and, of course, turkey.

Cabbage Patch Kid to the rescue! The fire alarm in entryway C of Calhoun was set off at 2 p.m. Monday. Campus security tried in vain to turn off the alarm approximately an hour later. Finally, Sophia Shapiro ’11 was able to muffle the noise by taping a Cabbage Patch Kid over the speaker, before the alarm was finally turned off at 9:45 p.m.

Even if the sky is falling down. Earth’s orbit is passing through the debris trail of Comet Tempel Tuttle, producing the annual Leonid meteor shower of about 500 meteors per hour, NASA says. Several campus groups gathered between the peak viewing hours of 1 a.m. until dawn today.

A New Haven man has been charged with setting his girlfriend on fire. Howard Stewart appeared in court Tuesday to answer to charges that he poured an accelerant on his girlfriend, Christina Lee, and lit her on fire. Lee suffered burns on 40 percent of her body and is in critical condition.

A 41-year-old man was shot in his own backyard in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood on Sunday afternoon for refusing to tell two strangers what time it was. The victim was hospitalized, and the two men charged with the shooting went to court Monday.

This day in Yale history

1913 A crowd of 2,500 undergraduates joined an impromptu demonstration in support of the football team, singing “Good Night, Harvard” around Old Campus.

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