University | 4:21 am | April 18, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 4.18.12

So long! Farewell! As soon as it started, today is the last day of Bulldog Days. If you want to bid the prefrosh adieu, there’s a pizza party on Old Campus from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. You wouldn’t be the first troll this BDD —the Yale Record pranked yesterday’s extracurricular bazaar for freshmen, advertising a group opposed to extracurricular involvement known as “That’s Enough Already.”

Goodbye to you. To help New Haven say goodbye to its Occupy encampment Wednesday morning, College Street will likely be closed by 7 a.m., which could complicate Bulldog Days travel plans for those expecting to use a shuttle that picks up at Phelps Gate, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in an email to prefrosh and their parents.

Jamestown, First Place. WYBC Yale Radio held its annual Battle of the Bands Competition Tuesday night. Winners will open for the still-unannounced Spring Fling headliners (T-Pain, Passion Pit, 3LAU). Jamestown, The First Town in America took home first place, followed by A Streetcar Named Funk and Nine Tigers. All three will play at Spring Fling.

Miss you guys! Students in professor John Lewis Gaddis’ biography writing seminar brought Claire’s cake and popped bottles (of cider) to celebrate Gaddis winning the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography — but the Pundits, who were rumored to be making an appearance, were nowhere to be found.

Davenport drama. An email controversy broke out Tuesday on the Davenport College email list, when a student organizing next year’s Big Sib/Lil’ Sib program said each family should have a “mommy” and a “daddy.” Several Davenporters were less than thrilled, and the student sent a follow-up email, saying that “this new system is not seeking to be heteronormative or to define what a family unit is and is not.” But each family in Davenport will still include one male and female student.

A new opportunity. For the first time, the University will offer three postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic sciences for recent Ph.D. graduates during the coming academic year. The two-year fellowships come as part of efforts to build a larger postdoctoral community in the humanities at the University.

Bad karma. Two men have been arrested for the December stabbing deaths of four alpacas at Applesauce Acres farm in Essex, the New Haven Register reported.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1980 Seven seniors prepare for the first public concert of Whim ’n Rhythm on April 20.

CORRECTION: April 18, 2012

An earlier version of this article misstated the organizer of Battle of the Bands. It is WYBC Yale Radio, not the Yale College Council.

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