February 25th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus 2.25.10

Results from Tuesday’s trayless dining experiment in Branford are in: Branford STEP coordinators Rachel Shaffer ’12 and Erica Rothman ’12 said in an e-mail to the college that two out of the 228 people in the Branford dining hall Tuesday used a tray at dinner, saving 113 gallons of water.

In celebration of next year’s gender neutral housing option for seniors, the residents of 35 Lynwood Place hosted a pajama party Wednesday night. Guests were encouraged to wear their sleepwear, especially Snuggies and footie pajamas.

A short imagined monologue written by River Clegg ’11 was posted Wednesday on Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, an online literature and humor publication. The humor piece is titled “Civil War General George B. McClellan Addresses His Troop of 10-Year-Olds in of Capture the Flag While Waiting for his Retinue of Horse-Drawn Carriages.”

‘That’s why I chose Middlebury!’ A music video about Middlebury, “Midd Kid,” which premiered Saturday, has stirred up controversy on the Vermont campus; some students say the film perpetuates stereotypes about the school. It’s not an official admissions video, but Yale Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel was right when he said Yale’s video would be imitated.

The Mr. Yale competition is tonight at 8 p.m. in Sudler Hall, featuring the pageant’s first-ever female contestant, Jen Ivers ’10 of Timothy Dwight.

New Haven ranked 271st in wealth out of 420 U.S. cities with more than 75,000, according to a survey released Monday by Portfolio.com using 2008 U.S. Census data. Cambridge, Mass., came in 21st.

More wet weather. A wintry mix throughout the day today could accumulate about an inch of snow, with two more predicted to follow on Friday.

The Cupcake Truck took Wednesday day off, noting the wet weather and parking shortage.

Murdered at 18. New Haven Police have identified the victim of the city’s third homicide this year as Robert Smith, age 18. Smith was found dead early Tuesday morning on Lloyd Street in Fair Haven, killed by a gunshot to the head. Police have yet to determine a motive.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1970 The University files a lawsuit contesting the legality of a 1969 law preventing institutions from expanding without permission from the New Haven Board of Aldermen.

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