February 28th, 2012 | University

Cross Campus: 2.28.12

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That’s more like it. Just two weeks after Yale’s students were named least attractive in the Ivy League by datemyschool.com, the Huffington Post published a list on Monday ranking Yale as one of the nation’s “hottest” schools. This list, though, features schools that are “the place to be,” in some unquantifiable way, not schools with attractive students. Also on the list are Brown and Boston College. Harvard did not make the cut.

Circle of life. In an email to members on Monday, Mory’s announced that it had hired Jeff Caputo as its new executive chef. Caputo served as executive chef at Scoozzi, the Chapel Street restaurant that closed last fall. Prior to Scoozzi, Caputo worked as a chef at Citibank Customer Dining, Dock’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill and River Café, among others.

Postracial Connecticut? An analysis of data on traffic stops in Connecticut published in the Hartford Courant over the weekend showed that blacks and Hispanics were far more likely to receive a ticket or court date during a traffic stop than their white counterparts pulled over for the same offense. “The apparent discrimination by police officers undermines our residents’ confidence in the criminal justice system,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in response to the report. “These statistical findings are very troubling.”

Merger comes into focus. Yale-New Haven Hospital and St. Raphael’s Hospital filed an application earlier this month with the Office of Health Care Access that lays out their plans for the merger of the two hospitals, the New Haven Independent reported Monday. Under the proposal, Yale would invest $129.5 million in capital improvements in the first five years.

YCC trip to Stamford? A new daytime talk show, “Trisha,” will be filmed at NBC’s studios in Stamford, and will add 50 jobs, NBC announced Monday.

A day to remember. Today is National Pancake Day at IHOP. To claim your free pancakes, you can head to one of several IHOP restaurants in the New Haven area. There’s one in Hamden on Dixwell Avenue, and another on Boston Post Road in Orange.

Organize your social life. A new app designed to help students find and organize activities is launching on campus this week. Chime, as its creators call it, lets members announce what events they are planning and what events they would like to organize. The app is available for iPhone and Android.

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