University | 4:16 am | March 28, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 3.28.12

Snoop Dogg is playing Toad's Place tonight.
Snoop Dogg is playing Toad's Place tonight. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

They’re back. Two men were spotted on Cross Campus on Tuesday, shouting about salvation and wearing sandwich boards reminding “fornicators, drunkards, sodomites, gangster rappers, immodest women and dirty dancers” that “judgement [sic] is coming.”

Another guest. Ellery Althaus, a Massachusetts man who has been biking across America in support of President Barack Obama’s re-election bid, stopped by the Tuesday meeting of the Yale College Democrats’ Elections Committee. Althaus’ journey spans 9,000 miles over 48 states.

Winners. New Haven-based architects Elizabeth Gray ARC ’87 and Alan Organschi ARC ’88 were named the winners of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ 2012 architecture award on Tuesday. The award is given out annually to architects whose work “is characterized by a strong personal direction.”

There Will Be Henna. Old Campus will turn into a street fair of sorts Friday night, as the UOFC $5K Challenge winner, “Night Market,” will bring “everything from sticky rice to avocado shakes to henna tattoos” to its paths, according to an email from the Yale College Council.

How free is speech at Yale? A ranking from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education included Yale on its list of 12 Terrible College, for Free Speech for reasons ranging from the administration’s response to the DKE chants of 2010 to the Marshall Committee’s recommendation that Sex Week be cut. Harvard made the list, too.

Best study break? Silliman College held a study break with Wenzels and salad from the student-led Little Salad Shop Tuesday night, but attendees were not allowed to take more than half a Wenzel.

New beginnings. In addition to his stop in Morse to introduce the college’s new master, University President Richard Levin was on hand — along with a handful of top administrators, including University Librarian Susan Gibbons — at a Tuesday ribbon cutting in honor of the opening of the Center for Science and Social Science Information in Kline Biology Tower.

One night only. Tonight the one, the only Snoop Dogg, of “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and “Gin and Juice” fame, will hit the stage at Toad’s Place. Tickets cost $42 today. The doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m.

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