November 8th, 2011 | University

Cross Campus: 11.8.11

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Photo by Charlie Croom.

Decision time. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents of Ward 1, including Old Campus and eight residential colleges, vote at the New Haven Free Public Library at 133 Elm St. Residents of Ward 22, including Stiles, Morse, Timothy Dwight, Silliman and Swing Space, vote at Wexler-Grant School at 55 Foote St. Residents of Ward 2, which includes the Dwight neighborhood beginning at Park Street, vote at the Troup School at 259 Edgewood Ave.

If you feel defrauded today, mayoral candidate Jeffrey Kerekes has set up a voter fraud hotline that citizens can call throughout the day today if they notice any funny business at the polls. Five volunteer attorneys will be manning the line throughout the day, the New Haven Independent reported. Reach the hotline at 203-936-7505.

Again?! After New Haven managed to survive last weekend’s October snowstorm without widespread outages, power went out on Monday at the Medical School and the Dwight neighborhood, including Howe Street, Lynwood Place and Edgewood Avenue. The lights went out at around 11:30 a.m. and came back on at 3:45 p.m.

But it could be worse. As just under 25,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers enter their 10th day without power, the president of CL&P claims that, according to research done by the state’s Department of Emergency Services, the October Nor’easter of 2011 was the worst storm to hit Connecticut in 500 years.

A shooting in West Hills late Monday may mark the 30th homicide of the year in New Haven. The New Haven Register reported that a shooting occurred shortly before 11 p.m. at 528 Valley St. The victim’s injuries were described as “very serious.” Check back for updates.

Oh Lord almighty. Morgan Freeman, the immortal and Academy-Award winning actor, voice artist, aviator and director, will visit campus today as a Chubb Fellow. Freeman, who has played God, Nelson Mandela and Batman’s business guru, will deliver a lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, and will then attend a dinner with 100 students in Timothy Dwight College.

Mark Schoofs ’85, a senior editor at ProPublica, has been appointed to teach the English Department’s journalism seminar, the department announced Monday. He replaces Jill Abramson, who left to become executive editor of The New York Times.

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