February 11th, 2013 | University

Cross Campus: 2.11.13

Timothy Dwight stormed Silliman courtyard Friday night in light of Blizzard Nemo.
Timothy Dwight stormed Silliman courtyard Friday night in light of Blizzard Nemo. Photo by Allie Krause.

School’s out! In case you haven’t heard, there will be no classes today as officials work to clear the streets of snow. It’s a Monday miracle. Residential college dining halls will open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for dinner.

Making the most of Nemo. As the blizzard dumped nearly 3 feet of snow on the Elm City, Yalies took the opportunity to ski around town and build igloo fortresses. A group of singing Saybrugians filmed their own version of Harlem Shakes, while other students were spotted snowboarding down Science Hill and making snowmen and igloos. On Friday, a jubilant delegation of Timothy Dwight students stormed the Silliman courtyard amid dramatic music, pelting snowballs at confused Sillimanders. And Branford seniors and juniors created something new: the Bigloo, an 8-foot-tall igloo with a built-in bench. Let it snow!

Identity theft. An alleged President-elect Peter Salovey sent an email to the Yale community over the weekend supposedly correcting a typo in Salovey’s new “president-elect” website, which is intended to facilitate communication with the Yale community and himself. Rather than “president-elect,” the email said Salovey’s website should say “president-select,” adding that the appointment “did not involve an election or a democratic process of any sort.”

Yale’s own snow angel. When Ericka Saracho ’14 came across a car stuck in the snow on Friday night, she and a Yale security officer dug the car out and freed the vehicle. The two then proceeded to spend the next three hours digging out other cars, including emergency vehicles, from the snow. A good Samaritan indeed.

Weird news of the day. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who watched more than 20 hours of television per week had a 44 percent lower sperm count than those who watched almost no television. In addition, the study observed that young men who did not exercise had significantly lower sperm counts than their exercising counterparts.

The Newtown Children’s Choir’s performance that was scheduled to take place during the red carpet show of Monday night’s 55th Grammy Awards was canceled due to the blizzard, the Hartford Courant reported. The group was slated to sing in Newtown as part of a “live to tape” performance.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1974 Sen. Sam Ervin is appointed a Chubb fellow and prepares to deliver a lecture in the Law School auditorium on “A Nation of Laws.”

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