Cross Campus: 11.12.12
A colorful statement. Yale’s LGBTQ alumni association recently released a new music video to promote its second alumni reunion this February. The video features an a cappella medley that includes a range of songs associated with the gay rights movement, including “Over the Rainbow,” “Prove It On Me Blues” and “I’m Coming Out.” Just four days after its release, the video has already garnered more than 25,000 views on YouTube.
Bringing Canada to Yale. Yalies in the Yale Law School courtyard got a taste of Canada yesterday morning when roughly 30 students and several faculty members gathered together to join Canadians around the world in observing Remembrance Day. Attendees wore poppies pinned to their coats, sang the Canadian national anthem in unison and listened as three students delivered poetry readings by Canadian writers.
The saga continues. In a Friday email to students affiliated with the Buddhist community, former Chaplain Bruce Blair ’81 said Indigo Blue would continue at his home near campus. Though not affiliated with Yale, the program would hold activities, such as tea and conversation and a congee brunch in the future. Blair also launched a new website for Indigo Blue to post updates about the program.
Sushi showdown. More than 30 teams of three met at Sushi Mizu last night to put their eating skills to a test — collectively consuming more than 3,200 pieces of sushi as part of the Yale Event Management Association’s “Sushi Showdown” competition. The winning team, “Sushi All Eaten,” clinched the win after eating 100 pieces of sushi in 2:02 minutes. They are entitled to one free Sushi Mizu meal per month for the rest of the year.
Never say never. After four tries, the Freshman Class Council finally received approval for its newest T-shirt design for the Yale-Harvard game this weekend. The final design features the words “The Game 2012” with a standing bulldog in the front, and the phrase “Try cheating your way out of this one” in the back. The shirts cost $10 each, and any extra funds will go toward Hurricane Sandy relief.
Honoring our veterans. New Haven residents and local officials gathered around City Hall yesterday as part of the Elm City’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, which featured artwork, flags and homemade signs that thanked U.S. veterans for their service.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 2001 University President Richard Levin aims to improve undergraduate education through the Committee on Yale College Education.