September 26th, 2012 | University

Cross Campus: 9.26.12

The Yale College Council, under the leadership of John Gonzalez ’14, is aiming to increase student participation in administrative decisions.
The Yale College Council, under the leadership of John Gonzalez ’14, is aiming to increase student participation in administrative decisions. Photo by Joyce Xi.

WANTED: student input. In an email to students Tuesday afternoon, the Yale College Council asked students to fill out a survey so they can compile the results and include them in a report sent to former YCC President and the student liasion to the presidential search commmittee Brandon Levin ’14. Sample questions from the survey: “How should the next Yale University President approach the Yale-New Haven relationship?”; “Do you think diversity should be a consideration in the Yale University Presidential search?”; and “How should the next Yale University President approach Yale Athletics recruitment?”

They really want your opinions. As student leaders, members of the YCC executive board are holding office hours this week in Bass Café and Commons, to hear student feedback on topics like “financial aid, support for athletes and Yale’s international expansion.”

High holiday interrupted. Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Fasting began Tuesday evening. At the Reform Kol Nidre services at United Methodist church Tuesday evening, a man interrupted toward the end of services, walked up and down the aisle, and started shouting about his respect for and pride in the Jewish people.

What a tease! Though a key part of Yom Kippur is fasting, the menu in the residential college dining halls includes a number of traditional Israeli dishes, such as Matzoh Ball Soup and Lemon Mint Israeli Couscous.

Pretty logical. Cross Campus favorite prof. Raul Saucedo sent an email to students Tuesday encouraging those able to secure tickets to Aung San Suu Kyi’s talk tomorrow to skip his First-Order Logic class, which conflicts with the lecture, and attend the talk. To hand out the two VIP tickets he will be unable to use, Saucedo sent out a nonviolence-themed logic problem. The first two to answer the question via email got the tickets.

Higgins email. A graduate student was robbed at the corner of Dwight and George Streets Tuesday evening, according to an email from Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins. The student was approached by three men, one of whom pulled out a handgun and stole cash from the student. No injuries were reported, Higgins said.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY

1968 Mark Rudd, the leader of the Columbia University chapter of the radical leftist group Students for a Democratic society, will join leaders from European SDS groups to speak at Woolsey on Sunday. Rudd would go on to co-found the Weather Underground.