September 12th, 2012 | University

Cross Campus: 9.12.12

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Photo by Shake-Shack.

The wait is (almost) over. Shake Shack, the burger sensation that has taken New York by storm, will land in New Haven tomorrow, hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor John DeStefano Jr. Thursday at 11 a.m. In the meantime, there’s a small, invite-only party at the burger joint today, but if you have to ask how to get in, you’ll never know.

The wait is (actually) over. Members of the class of 2013 must submit their schedules to residential college deans by 5 p.m. today. Professors, breathe a sigh of relief: Shopping period is finally over.

The battle continues. Republican Linda McMahon may be winning the cash war, but U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy has some high-profile backers helping him out in Connecticut: NARAL, the pro-choice group, is running ads in Connecticut blasting McMahon for failing to demand that employers pay for their employees’ contraception.

Administrative details. Though she’s firmly a Republican, McMahon will also be listed as an Independent on the ballot: she received the requisite 7,500 signatures to qualify as an Independent, according to a press release from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. Murphy already qualified for a double-listing on the ballot, as a Democrat, and as a member of the Working Families Party.

Volunteer in New Haven. Dwight Hall, Yale’s main undergrad volunteer group, will hold its Bazaar from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dwight Hall on Old Campus.

Office Hours. Former Yale College Council President Brandon Levin ’14 will hold Office Hours today in Bass Café as he seeks student input to provide to the committee responsible for selecting Yale’s next president.

Harvard cheating expands. Some students accused in the cheating scandal up in Cambridge are taking preemptive measures: Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday that Kyle Casey, one of the Crimson’s star basketball players, is taking a leave of absence this year rather than face possible suspension. In all, 125 undergrads have been accused in the cheating scandal, which occurred at the end of last term in Introduction to Congress.

Taking action. Dean Mary Miller reminded instructors on Tuesday of the University’s collaboration and plagiarism policies.

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