January 27th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Cross Campus: 1.27.11

The News has yet to hear from anyone claiming to be Islam Hassan’s mystery woman. The man from Geneva sent a letter to the News Wednesday asking for help to find a woman he encountered at Atticus Bookstore/Café Dec. 28. This girl, probably “a graduate or doctoral scholar,” made Hassan feel as if he had been “brushed by the wings of an angel.”

No end in sight. A winter storm warning was in effect until 6 a.m. this morning. Between nine and 13 inches of snow were expected to have accumulated, according to the National Weather Service.

No surprise here. According to WTNH Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Dr. Mel Goldstein, there has been more snow in Connecticut this January than any other month in the state’s history.

But it’s not all snow angels and hot cocoa. A portion of Bass Library was cordoned off with yellow caution tape Wednesday night because the ceiling is damaged from the amount of fallen snow, according to a security guard. The library also shut its doors at midnight, almost two hours earlier than its normal 1:45 a.m. closing time.

There was no going to Mory’s to get a cup and warm up Wednesday. The club closed for dinner because of the weather.

You could, of course, have gone right next door. The Wednesday Night Dance Party at Toad’s was still on.

Yale isn’t the only college moving forward with a new Asian campus. New York University President John Sexton and Provost David McLaughlin announced Friday that the Chinese government gave the university a go ahead to open a campus in Shanghai.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy attended President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Tuesday as a guest of the Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson from Hartford. He responded to Obama in a statement: “I share his commitment to creating new jobs and keeping the ones we have.”

Bill Cosby is coming to New Haven to talk at Lincoln-Bassett School Friday, the New Haven Register reported. His talk will focus on the importance of staying in school. He also visited the city in November.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1937 Eleanor Roosevelt speaks in the Yale Law School auditorium. The subject of her talk is “Youth’s Duty Toward Democracy” and she emphasizes “the importance of ‘knowing’ thorougly one’s own community in order to understand the problems and institutions of the nation.”