University | 3:48 am | August 31, 2011 | By Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 8.31.11

And we’re back. Hopefully you know this, but shopping period starts today. As of press time, 383 people have signed up for Marvin Chun’s Introduction to Psychology class on Online Course Selection. Schedules are due Sept. 14 for seniors.

Start collecting. The residential college-specific plates in dining halls will soon be gone. They are being replaced by a uniform set of china, which will have fewer pieces: only a big plate, a saucer, a mug and a bowl.

Hurricane Irene interrupted Yalies’ weekend partying plans. Though Toad’s announced a “Hurricane Saturday Night Dance Party!!!”, it was canceled as tropical winds were expected to sweep into the city at exactly same time the dance was supposed to start. For more on Toad’s mishaps, see story page 3.

Other Yalies disregarded the administration’s warnings to avoid going outside during the storm. The News received one report of a pickup game of soccer in the Silliman played by bathing suit-clad students at 9:35 p.m. Saturday. Another tipster emailed at 2:30 a.m. Sunday to explain he saw two men running around the Women’s Table “butt naked.”

Despite the hurricane, Caroline Wozniacki won her fourth consecutive title in New Haven Saturday, when she defeated Petra Cetkovska at the New Haven Open. After her semifinals, Wozniacki kissed her boyfriend, golf champion Rory McIlroy, while flanked by members of the Yale football team.

Flavor of the month. Ashley’s has two new flavors: Nutella Chip — Nutella ice cream and chocolate chips — and Red, White and Blueberry — sweet cream ice cream with cherries, blueberries and white chocolate chips.

Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote? New18, a campaign led by New Haven teenagers aiming to lower the voting age, will lobby the Board of Aldermen’s Youth Committee to put the matter to a citywide referendum at a public hearing at 6 p.m. today at 165 Church St.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1942 Over 85 New Haven residents and Yale volunteers attend the first fire fighting class sponsored by the Undergraduate War Council.

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