March 30th, 2012 | University

Cross Campus: 3.30.12

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An Ivy League welcome. In addition to the 6.8 percent of Yale applicants who got good news on Thursday, Harvard accepted a record-low 5.9 percent of applicants, and Princeton let in only 7.9 percent of applicants.

Not jealous. The Cornell Daily Sun reported that Flo Rida and Weezer both turned down offers to perform at Slope Day, Cornell’s equivalent of Spring Fling that will take place on May 4. The Swedish DJ Avicii was Dartmouth’s first choice.

Sesquicentennial. On Thursday, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition held a discussion, moderated by history professor David Blight, that included Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Columbia professor Andrew Delbanco, University of Virginia professor Gary Gallagher, University of Pennsylvania professor Stephanie McCurry and Law School professor John Witt ’94 LAW ’99 GRD ’00. About 100 people attended.

Moving up. The following professors were awarded tenure at a Board of Permanent Officers meeting Thursday, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said in an email: Ian Quinn, an associate professor of music, Caleb Smith, an associate professor of English, Barry McCrea, an associate professor of comparative literature and English, Beverly Gage, an associate professor of history, and Alexey Fedeorov, an associate professor of geology and geophysics.

It’s that time of year again. This year’s Yale College Council Elections Committee emailed a packet of rules to underclassmen on Thursday. The current YCC will hold a Potential Candidates Meeting on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Next Top Website. In an email sent to students this week, the Yale University Library requested feedback on the redesign of the home page of the Library website. The Library currently anticipates that the redesigned home page, referred to as the “front door”, will go live on Aug. 1.

Earth hour. From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the lights will dim on Harkness Tower in cooperation with a global Earth Hour designed to bring attention to climate change as an issue that affects everyone.

In memoriam. Adrienne Rich, a noted feminist, poet and essayist, died of rheumatoid arthritis on Tuesday at her home in California. She was 82. In 1951, Rich won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition, and in 2003 she won Yale’s Bollingen Prize in American Poetry.

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