University | 5:30 am | October 17, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 10.17.12

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Shake it up. A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck Maine yesterday night, sending shockwaves across the entire New England region and Twitterverse. Though some users who had not felt the quake voiced their confusion online, others expressed surprise, wondering whether the earth’s movements could be attributed to abnormally large acorns falling from the sky. According to the United States Geological Survey, moderate shaking could be felt across the Northeast, including in Boston, Hanover and New Haven.

Family feud. Pierson College officials announced Tuesday morning that for Sunday nights, students without a Pierson sticker on their ID cards would not be admitted to the dining hall for dinner. Sunday nights are traditionally “family nights,” during which students are encouraged to eat in their own residential colleges. The move follows the new dining restrictions launched by Berkeley College, which limits its dining hall to transfers on Mondays.

Third time’s the charm. The third debate leading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election took place Tuesday night between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The debate adopted a town hall format and was the second presidential debate between the two candidates. The third debate, which will focus on foreign policy, will be held in Boca Raton, Fla.

Watch your back. Berkeley College crowned its stealthiest student on Tuesday. Charly Walther ’16 won the college’s annual “Assassins” game, a feat that earned him $60 and a spot in the college’s eternal champions plaque. In an exclusive email interview with the News, Walther dedicated his victory to his mother and Berkeley College Master Marvin Chun.

One night at the museum. For art history majors, a recent art heist at a Netherlands museum is bound to cause some headaches. Seven works of art, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet, were stolen from the exhibit Tuesday. Local police said they have secured evidence and are speaking with potential witnesses and looking at security camera footage.

Making travel easier. Metro-North has added 15 weekday and 30 weekend trains to the New Haven Line to give city residents more opportunities to get around town during the winter holiday season.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1976 The Yale Dramat decides to cancel its production of “Antigone” just two weeks before opening night, citing artistic differences between the play’s director and the Dramat’s Executive Board.

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