November 16th, 2011 | University

Cross Campus: 11.16.11

The back of the pinny.
The back of the pinny. Photo by The Yale Daily News.

Occupy the tailgate. A group of Harvard entrepreneurs have launched an “#OccupyYale” pinny — prominently displaying the school’s 6.2 percent admission rate — for Cantabs to wear at The Game this weekend. The crimson-and-white pinny says “OCCUPY YALE” on the front and “WE ARE THE 6%” on the back. The pinnies have drawn flak on the Internet. Gawker called them the “worst Harvard-Yale merchandise ever.”

It’s true. While Cantabs were busy making bizarre apparel, a handful of Elis were creating an eight-minute video called “Harvard Still Sucks” that debuted Tuesday evening. The video traces the lifestyle of a typical Harvard student, even though much of the filming occurred in the Davenport courtyard. Written by Alex Goel ’14, the video premiered last night at 9 p.m. in Sudler Hall and was posted to YouTube shortly thereafter.

Staying safe. In an email to undergraduate students on Tuesday, Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry urged students to stay safe this weekend, reminding them that Harvard students that need medical attention for overconsumption of alcohol will have to go to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

University President Richard Levin is the highest-paid president in the Ivy League, according to an article in the Daily Pennsylvanian on Tuesday. Levin made $1,627,649 in 2009, ahead of Columbia’s Lee Bollinger, who made $1,527,217, and Penn’s Amy Gutmann, who made $1,321,040.

Safe ivory tower. Despite the raids on occupy movements nationwide, including Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Harvard is entering its second week. Harvard Yard remains closed to those without a Harvard ID.

Hide your microwave, hide your candles. Morse College Master Frank Keil announced in an email that fire inspections of suites will take place over Thanksgiving break. Be careful — inspectors can now lift blankets in their inspections, so throwing one over a microwave won’t save you this year.

Extra service. Yale Transit announced in an email on Tuesday that it would provide hourly shuttle service from Phelps Gate to Union Station from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The same service will be offered on Sunday, Nov. 27, the last day of break.

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