September 26th, 2011 | University

Cross Campus: 9.26.11

Master Stephen Pitti took college pride in the Apple Store’s opening. “Some 35 years after its creation in 1976, Apple seemingly realized that its 21st-century success would require daily engagement with all of you. And so they located their newest store some 30 feet from our front gate, rejecting the plaintive solicitations of other residential colleges — with their broken windows and older operating systems,” he said in an email.

Davenport thievery. A Yale desktop computer in the Davenport library’s study station was removed from its base and taken early Saturday morning. The theft comes after three student laptops were stolen from the library a week and a half ago. Someone call Ronnell.

So you think you’re funny … The Yale College Council is asking students to audition for their Last Comic Standing, which might lead to a gig in the Fall Show Oct. 22. Auditions are Oct. 1.

Free Toad’s. In a bizarre special, Toad’s sent an unusual email at 12:27 a.m. Sunday offering all Yale students free admission for 20 minutes that same night between 1 a.m. and 1:20 a.m.

Silly clowns. Two sophomores dressed up as clowns and climbed out of a window to a Branford rooftop, posing for their friends around 10 p.m. Saturday. Naturally, they had a bright red umbrella.

Shofar. Rabbi James Ponet ’68 and some students will be traveling around dining halls Monday and Tuesday to blow the Shofar for Rosh Hashana.

Notice many high schoolers running around in suits this weekend? The Yale Debate Association played host to the Yale Invitational Tournament from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. The competition — which attracted high school students from across the nation — was split between University facilities and New Haven public schools.

Get green. As of last week, the Yale Office of Sustainability raised the bar for those looking to register campus events as officially “Green Certified.” A score based on a submitted checklist may be rewarded with the designation bronze, silver, gold or platinum and certificate of proof that an event is, in fact, green.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1960 Yalies gather to watch the presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. Over 200 watch in Dwight Hall, after which two political scientists discussed the event.