Cross Campus 1.14.13
Welcome back! It’s been three weeks, but it feels like three years. Shop ’til you drop, and don’t forget to register with your college’s dean’s office today to avoid that $50 fine.
From Bulldog blue to red carpet. Yale alums graced the 70th annual Golden Globes last night as Jodie Foster ’85 won the Lifetime Achievement Award and Allison Williams ’10 took the stage when HBO’s “Girls” won best comedy series. Even former President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 made a special guest appearance, introducing “Lincoln.” After Clinton’s remarks, Amy Poehler exclaimed, “That was Hillary Clinton’s husband!”
Do you want candy? Then skip to Toad’s. Teenage singing sensation Aaron Carter, known for his popular song “I Want Candy,” will be performing at Toad’s next month. Looks like all roads really do lead to Toad’s.
Phi Beta Kappa inducts 71 students. Honor society Phi Beta Kappa inducted 13 juniors and 58 seniors at the end of the fall semester. Admission is determined by the percentage of straight-A grades earned in college coursework, and no more than 10 percent of the graduating class may be elected in total.
Need help shopping? Two Yalies have launched a new website, YalePlus Bluebook, aimed to help Yalies navigate shopping period. The website is based on Excel spreadsheets and lets users quickly evaluate a professor’s or course’s past ratings.
The search begins. The Yale College Council will elect a new vice president this semester after YCC Vice President Debby Abramov ’14 announced she will not return for the spring term. The YCC Executive Board will review applications from the YCC’s subsidiary bodies — FCC, SoCo, JCC and the UOC — and choose two final candidates before voting on the new VP.
Apocalypse hits the stage. Stephen Feigenbaum MUS ’13, Charlie Polinger ’13 and Matthew George ’11 raised $15,000 for an experimental classical-music theater show, titled “Abyss,” that will go up this February. The show recounts the story of the apocalypse and includes an ensemble of musicians, dancers and actors.
Congratulations! Cristina Rodríguez ’95 LAW ’00 has been named professor of constitutional, administrative and immigration law at Yale Law School. She will be the school’s first tenured Hispanic professor.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1941 Freshmen have the opportunity to submit nominations for the Freshman Prom Committee.