January 17th, 2012 | University

Cross Campus: 1.17.12

Snow fell in New Haven last night for the first time since October.
Snow fell in New Haven last night for the first time since October. Photo by Kamaria Greenfield.

Snow, finally! Full-grown children across campus got all giddy with the first snowfall in New Haven since October’s freak Nor’easter. Around an inch fell by midnight. The snow is expected to turn to rain Tuesday morning.

Superstar. New Haven resident Betty Broadnax was named the Shubert Theater’s millionth patron on Saturday. Broadnax received a “special gift pack” for the honor, the New Haven Register reported.

Golden Elis. Two Yalies walked away with Golden Globe awards Sunday night, proving once again that Yale’s finest artistes aren’t always doomed to starvation in Brooklyn. Meryl Streep DRA ’74 was crowned best actress in a drama for her role as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” and Claire Danes ’02 won best actress in a TV drama for her performance in Showtime’s “Homeland.”

Hooligans! Alex Fisher ’14 said he submitted a proposal to the Yale College Council’s 10K Initiative calling for the installation of a controlled-access gate on the path from York Street to Morse and Stiles. The gate would be placed “near the rear boundary” of Toad’s and be activated between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Way too popular. Though 584 students tried to shop Professor Alexander Nemerov’s “Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present,” the professor capped the class at 270 — the maximum number of students that the Yale University Art Gallery auditorium can hold. “In the past many students in the lecture were doing Facebook or email or all kinds of things on their computers,” Nemerov said. “So for me it’s better if there’s a room where that is not possible.” (The YUAG auditorium does not have WiFi access.)

Rock the vote. Gov. Dannel Malloy and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill outlined plans on Monday to expand the state’s voter rolls. Proposed legislation would allow for web-based voter registration and registration on Election Day, as well as expand access to absentee ballots.

Harvard looks abroad. Harvard Business School professor Krishna Palepu was named President Drew Gilpin Faust’s senior adviser for global strategy on Wednesday, the Crimson reported.

Early admissions get tougher. A larger, more diverse group of early applicants to America’s most elite universities has made early admission more elusive, according to a New York Times article Friday.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1917 After beating Princeton a few days prior, the undefeated Yale men’s hockey team loses to the Tigers, 4–3.