February 21st, 2012 | University

Cross Campus: 2.21.12

Williams leads players onto the field at the 2009 Harvard-Yale game.
Williams leads players onto the field at the 2009 Harvard-Yale game. Photo by Charlie Croom.

Supporting the students. In a Monday night email to the campus community, University President Richard Levin wrote that the Yale Police Department played no part in the New York Police Department’s surveillance of the Muslim Students Association, voicing his support of Yale’s Muslim students. “In the wake of these disturbing news reports, I want to assure the members of the Yale Muslim Students Association that they can count on the full support of Yale University,” Levin wrote.

Trying to join the NYPD? The global affairs major’s Monday newsletter featured a listing inviting students to consider a career with the NYPD, which can offer a salary of over $90,000 plus overtime after five years of work. “If you are ready to experience the career of a lifetime, then the New York City Police Department is ready for you,” the notice read.

Moving on. Tom Williams, the former head coach of Yale’s football team, has accepted a job coaching safeties at the University of Texas at El Paso, the website coachingsearch.com reported Sunday.

Thinking Independent. The New Haven Independent reenabled commenting on Monday with a new policy for keeping the discussion civil. The online news outlet first cut off comments a few weeks ago, after less thought-provoking and more libelous comments started to dominate the Independent’s comment boards.

Two more days. Last Thursday, Kevin Ryan ’85, the CEO of shopping website Gilt Groupe, sponsored a 24-hour challenge for the senior class gift in which he pledged to match funds if the gift could raise a certain amount. In a 24-hour period, donations rose from $26,629.93, with 78.5 percent participation, to $28,871.30, with 85.4 percent participation. Currently, 87.9 percent of the class of 2012 has donated.

One Button redesign. OneButtonWenzel will relaunch today under the name CrunchButton. The new website will allow students to order from restaurants besides Alpha Delta Pizza, the home of the Wenzel. New options include Thai Pan Asian and The Little Salad Shop.

Reflection. Tonight PBS airs the second half of a four-hour documentary following the life of former U.S. President Bill Clinton LAW ’73. The documentary focuses on the relationship between Clinton and his eventual wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1966 The state’s draft chief warns students that rising need means more students could be drafted, even those who received a deferment.