February 24th, 2012 | University

Cross Campus: 2.24.12

The scene on College Street outside Stoeckel Hall early Friday morning.
The scene on College Street outside Stoeckel Hall early Friday morning. Photo by James Lu.

That’s why she wants Yale. After Yale deferred her last fall, high school senior Jackie Milestone uploaded a song about her deferral to Youtube on Tuesday titled “A Deferred Student’s Appeal to Yale: White and Blue for You.” “Yale is more than just my first choice school, it is a school I know well and have dreamed of attending ever since I discovered that colleges existed,” reads the video’s description. As of early Friday morning, the video had racked up over 2,700 views on YouTube.

Believe in Justice. Early Thursday morning, New Haven graffiti artist Believe in People tweeted some recent work — a photo featuring two spray-painted signs reading “Fox News Lies!” and “Occupy Wall Street,” which someone named Neils dropped off at Occupy New Haven. The signs are meant to replace signs that, two weeks ago, were stolen when students came to the encampment one Saturday night.

A whole new Whiffs. Auditions for next year’s Whiffenpoofs began on Thursday.

Some new tour guides, too. As the Whiffs start their process, tryouts for new tour guides with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions wrap up today.

Visiting. Anita Hill, a professor of law, social policy and women’s studies at Brandeis University who gained fame for testifying against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas LAW ’74, came to campus Thursday to discuss her latest book, “Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home.”

Again. Kudeta and S’wings both received low scores on health inspections conducted in early February, while Five Guys Burgers & Fries notched a near-perfect score.

No homecoming yet. Members of Human Rights Watch are working to secure the body of Marie Colvin ’78, who was killed Wednesday in a mortar blast. Meanwhile, journalists in Tripoli held wakes in honor of Colvin, who covered the uprising in Libya last fall.

Yale Police Department officers arrested five men near the intersection of Stoeckel Hall on College and Wall Streets around 1:30 a.m. Friday. At least five YPD vehicles were on the scene, but none of the officers would comment on the arrests. A sergeant on the scene deferred comment to YPD Assistant Chief Steven Woznyk, who could not be immediately reached for comment.

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