January 12th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus: 1.12.11

Snowpocalypse has arrived. In addition to the 9 to 13 inches of snow accumulated overnight, the National Weather Service predicts another 7 to 13 inches to fall throughout the day.

But despite the end of the world, Toad’s Place owner Brian Phelps said in an e-mail that the dance club will remain open tonight for its weekly Wednesday Night Dance Party. Its “Hip-Hop Showcase” scheduled for earlier in the evening, however, has been postponed.

Get ready to taste Scandinavia. Culinary Institute of America Chef-Instructor Lars Kronmark has created a Scandinavian-themed dinner menu for the dining halls Thursday as part of Yale Dining’s Guest Chef Series. He will give a Master’s Tea in Trumbull College Friday.

Puckster Keith Allain ’80, coach of the No. 1 men’s hockey team, was profiled in the New York Times Tuesday. “I took the job first and foremost because it’s Yale,” Allain told the Times in reference to his departure as the goalie coach of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues in 2006. “I don’t think I would have looked for college if it wasn’t for Yale.”

Nearly 300 students were turned away from introductory English courses (English 114-130) by the computer lottery — a significant increase from last year, said Amy Hungerford, director of undergraduate studies in the English department. She told the News applicants would still be able to find slots as they open up during shopping period. She added that some students hurt their chances by applying for only one or two sections in their applications, but that many students who were more flexible were also denied.

Game theory of partying? To illustrate an example of game theory’s applications, Justin Fox asked students in his “Game Theory and Political Science” class Tuesday why they chose to attend college when they can learn job skills after they are employed. After a long pause, one student wearing a monochrome orange T-shirt and matching pants shouted a response — “Saturday night!”

The Mory’s Council is soliciting applications for a Mory’s Student Board. The newly created body will plan student events and work to “enhance the role of Mory’s and the Mory’s experience” for Yale undergraduate and graduate students, council member Steven Blumenfeld ’11 said in a Tuesday e-mail to Mory’s members.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1937 The Yale Stamp Club elects its president, William M. Waugh ’38. The outgoing president was J.L. Kuhn.