January 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus: 1.26.11

In case today’s snow wasn’t enough, a winter storm watch was issued for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The News received a love letter Wednesday. Islam Hassan of Geneva, Switzerland wrote a letter desperately trying to find a woman he met in Atticus Café while visiting campus Dec. 28. “She was of medium height, svelte with black or brown hair,” he wrote. “Though fair, she had a little Mediterranean air about her.”

The love-struck European went on to explain that his Juliet “was indescribably graceful, what the French refer to by the elegant expression ‘la femme eternalle.’” Finding her, though, is “a tall, a very tall order I know, a lost cause in all probability. But then we are sometimes foolish enough to believe that a cause is never truly lost, never retired or expired in the plenitude of time.”

President Barack Obama urged American universities to accept Reserve Officers’ Training Corps units in his State of the Union address. “I call on all our college campuses to open their doors to our military recruiters and ROTC,” he said.

Susan Bysiewicz ’83 launched a website Monday for her Senate campaign. On the site she writes, “I am running for the US Senate for the same reason I first entered public service: because I want this state to be a better place for my children and yours.”

Dance on. John Sullivan ’14 and Lea Hammer ’14 donned skintight, one-piece nylon bodysuits at the hockey game Saturday night against St. Lawrence University. During the third period, they taunted the opposition in its penalty box with what Hammer called in an e-mail “not my Toad’s moves.”

James Franco GRD ’16 is not the only Yalie to snag an Oscar nomination. Thomas Lennon’s ’73 documentary “The Warriors of Qiugang” was nominated in the documentary short subject category, according to the Yale Alumni Magazine blog 06520.

The Freshman Class Council e-mailed freshmen with Willy Wonka-themed instructions for the Feb. 5 Freshman Dance, including “no need to show up as an oompa loompa …” and “lose yourself in a world of pure imagination.”

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1967 Administrators say the Department of University Health’s budget — currently $1 million — will increase “very considerably” because of a “proposed University health center and medical coverage expansion.”