University | 2:20 am | April 23, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 4.23.12

Calhoun College Master Amy Hungerford speaks to invading students from Ezra Stiles.
Calhoun College Master Amy Hungerford speaks to invading students from Ezra Stiles. Photo by Lauren Rosenthal.

Every college. Ezra Stiles College held Medieval (K)night this weekend, bringing out Stilesians dressed in yellow and black garb and bearing swords and shields. The students marched throughout campus and eventually swarmed the courtyards of “every college.” “A big, big, big thanks to those of you who participated in Medieval Knight, who jousted in the courtyard, who donned helmets, and who raised swords & shields to expand this benevolent empire — leaving no doubt about Moose Dominance,” Ezra Stiles Master Stephen Pitti wrote in an email to students.

Tangled Up in Crowds. Folk singing group Tangled Up in Blue held its bi-annual “Bees and Cheer” concert Saturday evening. The concert marked the 25th anniversary of TUIB, bringing out alumni like TUIB founder Nerissa Nield ’89. For many seniors, the night was emotional: A number were spotted crying after a particularly energetic rendition of “Wagon Wheel.”

Champion. Kate Falkenstein ’12 placed as the top speaker at the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s championship tournament held at Wesleyan University this weekend.

Relay results. Friday’s Relay for Life saw a smaller turnout than last year’s. The event brought in over $51,000 for cancer research, while last year’s Relay for Life raised $85,000 for the cause.

He’s got wings. Jack Hart ’12 won the honor of representing the United States in the Red Bull Paper Wings worldwide paper airplane contest. Hart won his spot in the distance category, constructing a paper airplane that travelled 45.11 meters. He’ll travel to the world championships in Salzburg, Austria, in May.

Vandalism. Calhoun College Dean Leslie Woodard’s apartment was vandalized on Sunday morning around 5 a.m., according to an email from Calhoun Master Amy Hungerford. An unknown culprit threw two bricks through the apartment’s windows from the walkway between Calhoun and Berkeley. No one was hurt, and the culprit has not been apprehended.

A winner. “The Island President,” a documentary about the efforts of the president of the Maldives to save his low-lying island from rising sea levels, was named best feature film at the fourth annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1968 Between 250 and 300 students stand around trees on Cross Campus, blocking bulldozers from uprooting them for a full hour before work crews head home.

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