April 14th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus 4.14.10

The bells are back in town. The Harkness Tower carillon is being reopened as the tower’s renovation nears completion, in time for May’s Commencement exercises.

Just dance. After the YCC election results were announced, a Facebook event was promptly posted by Justine Kolata ’12, who ran unsuccessfully for vice president. This Saturday on Old Campus she will host a “Losers Party.”

Mr. Yale wants to be Mr. President? Tully McLoughlin ’11 stood on a table in Commons Tuesday to announce his candidacy for president of the United States. If elected, he promises to adjust the times of meals at Yale. Pre-tap continues.

The author of “Beyond Heaving Bosoms,” the textbook for the college seminar “Reading the Historical Romance Novel,” tweeted about her visit to campus on Monday. Sarah Wendell said it was hard to control herself alongside co-panelist and romance novelist Loretta Chase: “Totally squeed[sic] like fangirl,” Wendell said.

$750k Vanessa Selbst ’05 LAW ’11 recently raked in $750,000 from the recent PokerStars North American Poker Tour. To date, she has made over $1.5 million from live tournaments.

Guest chef Michael Psilakis, whose Greek menu appeared in dining halls Tuesday evening, was on hand in the Silliman kitchen Tuesday morning to give a demonstration for chefs from the various residential colleges, and students grabbing breakfast also stopped to watch.

Correction: April 14, 2010

A Cross Campus item misrepresented the status of the Harkness Tower carillon. The bells are being unwrapped; they were never removed.

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