February 26th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus 2.26.10

Maya Lin ’81 ARC ’86 and 11 other famous artists, including Bob Dylan, composer and conductor John Williams, and actor and director Clint Eastwood, were named this year’s National Medal of Arts winners by President Barack Obama on Thursday.

Three zombies invaded the Trumbull dining hall Thursday, distributing flyers promoting “The Untitled Yale Zombie Project: Love of the Dead,” a student film that premieres today.

Metro-North trains are operating on a special winter schedule during rush hour this morning because of the weather advisory. Some trains will be delayed or eliminated.

Detectives from the New Haven Police Department’s tactical narcotics unit raided a house in Newhallville on Thursday evening, seizing 10 grams of crack cocaine and $850 in cash. Police arrested two suspects and found a small child in the house.

In a second raid Thursday, the narcotics unit executed a search and seizure warrant a house on Munson Street. The unit found several suspects, whom they detained. They also found a loaded handgun in a bedroom safe and a rifle in the basement. During the search, they also discovered drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Former Yale professor Matt Hamabata was named by Hawaii Business magazine as one of 20 up-and-coming leaders. As executive director of The Kohala Center, Hamabata continues to collaborate with Yale on programs.

What ever happened to… Aleksey Vayner ’07 — whose hyperbolic video résumé “Impossible is Nothing,” in which he appears to bench-press 495 pounds and karate-chop seven bricks, went viral way back when — will appear at an Internet culture conference at MIT in April.

Platinum-selling rock band The Fray, of “How to Save a Life” and “You Found Me” fame, will play at Quinnipiac’s equivalent of Spring Fling. Yale’s acts have yet to be announced.

After two consecutive days of rain and a general malaise of midterms, two freshmen invited undergraduates to a Facebook event that asks them to protest by wearing bright colors today. Nonetheless, it’s expected to rain again.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1882 The Columbia Spectator quips that the 9 percent of Yale graduates who become clergymen are probably members of the Yale football team since they likely feel “remorse for the crimes they committed” while on the field.