University | 2:47 am | September 24, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 9.24.12

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Photo by Keith Washington.

Next time you’re at Sig Ep, look for the new guy. The brothers of Sigma Phi epsilon have a new friend hanging around: a golden retriever puppy named Sir Jackson Margaritaville. The pup is tearing up Facebook, appearing in profile pics across campus and making its own account.

Claire Danes does it again. The immortal Claire Danes ’02 was the belle of the ball at last night’s Emmy Awards, taking home the award for best actress in a drama series for her role in “Homeland.” Allison Williams ’10 was there, too, for her role in “Girls.”

Performance art. Cast members from the upcoming Dramat show “Measure for Measure” marched through campus Friday proclaiming new laws against fornication and threatening to pull down the “den of ill repute” known as Berkeley. The play opens on Thursday at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

One Brunch to Rule Them All. Lunch in the Stiles-Morse dining hall had a Tolkien theme on Friday: names for menu items were inspired by “The Lord of the Rings.” Diners enjoyed “Gollum’s Precious Challah French Toast,” “Legolas Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding,” and even “Fresh Veggies from the Shire.”

Sound familiar? Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman announced Saturday that, after 11 years leading Princeton, she will step down in June. During her tenure, Tilghman oversaw the addition of a residential college and a $1.88 billion fundraising campaign. “There is a natural rhythm to university presidencies,” Tilghman wrote. “ … [I]t is time for Princeton to turn to its 20th president to chart the path for the next decade and beyond.”

Another year. The University of Pennsylvania became the first Ivy League institution to report the performance of its endowment in fiscal year 2012 Friday, posting a 1.6 percent return on investments. The slight gain brought the value of Penn’s endowment to $6.8 billion as of June 3.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1963 University Provost Kingman Brewster announces a three-man committee designed to investigate racial discrimination in the University and any firms hired to do contract work. The news comes after a summer of activism for Yalies in the American South.

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