University | 4:43 am | November 3, 2011 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 11.3.11

Snowtober’s almost over. Life may be back to normal in New Haven, but across the state, more than 450,000 customers were still without power as of Wednesday night after this weekend’s snowstorm took down branches and power lines, according to Connecitcut Light & Power. The utilities company announced Wednesday that it believes nearly all customers will have their power back by Sunday.

No more croquet? The Lewis Walpole Library, the farthest outpost of Yale’s libraries located in Farmington, Conn., will remain closed the rest of the week due to the snow. They hope to re-open if power comes back this Sunday.

Busted. The Los Angeles Times did a little Yale mythbusting on Tuesday, taking to task the decades-old myth that Harvard football coach Percy Haughton strangled a Handsome Dan lookalike before The Game in 1908 to get his players riled up for victory. The Times determined that there was not sufficient evidence to suggest that the strangling actually happened, but added that Haughton may have strangled a papier-mâché bulldog.

Animals do get justice. A New Haven man who stabbed his dog 29 times was sentenced on Wednesday to a year behind bars, the New Haven Register reported. A judge also barred the man from owning domestic animals or being in homes with domestic animals. The man’s dog, a one-year-old Staffordshire terrier named Princess, left the May attack critically injured, but ultimately survived and is now living in Hamden.

Going green. New Haven’s IKEA warehouse will soon have 3,920 solar energy panels installed on its roof to provide energy for the store. The panels will provide enough energy to offest 149 cars’ emissions or 92 homes’ electricity.

Love scruff? You’re in luck. In an email to the sophomore class Wednesday morning, the Sophomore Class Council challenged students to grow the “craziest facial hair” by Nov. 30 and submit a picture to the Council’s Facebook. The winner, to be determined by whichever photo receives the most Facebook “likes,” will win a moustache-themed “throne chair” from Chairigami.

The Whiffenpoofs, or at least a few former Whiffenpoofs, were featured on the Daily Show Tuesday night as the “rich man’s human microphone” in a segment parodying the Occupy movement by lamenting the plight of the wealthiest 1 percent.

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