September 29th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus 9.29.10

Morse College Master Frank Keil sent an e-mail scolding Morsels for tossing water balloons out their windows onto passersby. “A water balloon hitting someone squarely on the head from several stories up is capable of causing a retinal detachment,” Keil wrote. The News has yet to hear of any serious injuries related to the incident.

Morsels might consider wearing hardhats anyway, though, as construction began Tuesday on the pathway, known as the “Jock Walk,” between Morse and Ezra Stiles colleges. The construction is slated to irritate athletes and gym rats through Oct. 4.

Nightmare on Elm Street! Students around campus reported a blackout of AT&T service from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, preventing many iPhone users from checking Facebook and e-mail during section. An AT&T spokesman said he was not aware of an outage.

Move aside, Bones. The Slifka Center rolled out its new seniors-only programming in an e-mail Tuesday that read, in part: “Congratulations. You have been tapped to join Yale’s most secret of secret senior societies, Scroll and Kippah.” Coming events include nights at Miya’s, happy hours, Shabbat dinners and more.

A raccoon was once again spotted in the Swing Space courtyard, at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. No word yet on whether the creature is rabid, but at least one Stilesian confirmed that it’s cute.

Perhaps in celebration of autumn’s onset, the Silliman College dining hall began serving pumpkin spice coffee at lunch. Meanwhile, the soda fountain in the Jonathan Edwards College dining hall has yet to be repaired after being out of service for days.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1918 As World War I rages and Elis go abroad to fight, the News adopts new, more stringent policies for its copy. Advertisers had to send copy to the News by 9:30 a.m., and all notices had to come in by 6 p.m. the evening preceding publication.