University | 5:33 am | October 22, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 10.22.12

Pierson Master Harvey Goldblatt and Dean Amerigo Fabbri dress up to promote Pierson's annual "Inferno" dance, which will be held Nov. 3 this year.
Pierson Master Harvey Goldblatt and Dean Amerigo Fabbri dress up to promote Pierson's annual "Inferno" dance, which will be held Nov. 3 this year. Photo by Facebook.

Don’t know what to watch on TV? The News’ website will be live streaming the third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney today at 9 p.m. If you need a quick study break, or if you just want to freshen up on U.S. politics before the fall recess, make sure to check out the website to witness the final showdown.

Showing their true colors. Pierson Master Harvey Goldblatt and Dean Amerigo Fabbri GRD ’03 have taken the theme of Pierson’s annual “Inferno” dance to heart. The two college administrators decked out in colorful garb and head gear as part of a promotional campaign to advertise Pierson’s upcoming costume-themed dance, which will take place Nov. 3 this year.

Swinging back. After a month-long repair process, the Branford Courtyard swing is back in business, continuing to serve stressed-out students and young tourists with a new wooden plank. The swing, which had to be repaired because the wood near the rope connector was wearing down, had been temporarily unavailable since Sept. 18.

Partying politics. Over the weekend, the Yale College Democrats battled the Yale College Republicans in their annual game of “Partisan Pong.” After a grueling match, the Democrats came out on top, clinching the victory after winning 11 points compared to the GOP’s eight.

More sex and God at Yale. Nathan Harden ’09, author of the controversial book “Sex and God at Yale,”is back again to take another hit at the University’s sexual culture. In a recent editorial, Harden cited a flyer for a fake Saybrook Master’s Tea with “Wilma Dickfit” as an example of Yale’s spiral into a “bizarre and sad sexual dystopia.” Despite his claim that the flyer “wouldn’t be so troubling if it weren’t so true to life,” Dickfit did not appear on campus.

Row, row, row your boat. London 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Charlie Cole ’07 is in the running to become America’s favorite rower. He is a finalist in the USRowing’s Fan’s Choice Award for “National Team Rower of the Year.” Voting ends at 5 p.m.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1881 The Yale Banner revamps its appearance, featuring a larger number of original cartoons.

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