Cross Campus: 1.22.13
He’ll be okay. Playwright Christopher Durang DRA ’74 collapsed onstage during Saturday’s production of Cole Porter’s acclaimed musical “Kiss Me, Kate.” Durang, who slipped after he jumped down two steps and missed his footing on the landing, had to be carted to the hospital but was reportedly in “good spirits.”
Veep. Over the weekend, the Yale College Council Executive Board selected Danny Avraham ’15 as the YCC’s next vice president, effective immediately. Avraham replaces Debby Abramov ’14, who announced earlier this month that she would not return to Yale this semester. Avraham will continue to serve as chair of the YCC’s Academics Committee.
Hide yo’ stuff. An attempted robbery occurred yesterday morning at Elm and High streets, according to an email from Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins. The victim, who is not a member of the Yale community, was walking alone when she was approached by a knife-wielding female who attempted to rob her of her cash and a backpack. Be careful, Yale!
Setting records. For the first time, two Yalies have been named Churchill Scholars and will receive between $52,000 and $63,000 to study at the University of Cambridge next fall. Congratulations to Kavitha Anandalingam ’13 and Jonathan Liang ’13! Take England by storm.
The digital age. Len Peters, chief information officer at Yale, unveiled several new services on Friday that aim to improve Yalies’ technology experiences, including “Box,” a new cloud-based file synchronization and storage service, and improved cellphone coverage on campus. In addition, beginning Wednesday, users will no longer need a toll authorization number when placing a long-distance call.
Crowdsourcing. According to a recent survey by DataHaven, 54 percent of Elm City residents “strongly agree” that New Haven offers safe sidewalks and crosswalks in neighborhoods. In addition, 82 percent were generally pleased with New Haven’s public transportation services.
Going places. Recent numbers released by the City of New Haven indicate that more and more people are hopping on the free shuttle bus that travels between the New Haven Green and Union Station. According to the statistics, 200,000 people enjoyed the free ride last year.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1942 Professor George Cowgill discusses soldier food rations, which he tells students include a newly developed chocolate bar and dehydrated vegetables.