Cross Campus: 2.21.13
Public service announcement. Today is chicken tenders day. On a diet? Good luck.
It’s starting to look a lot like Hogwarts. An owl was spotted in Davenport last night perched on the college’s balcony over entryway L. But the furry intruder may have been more than just a nocturnal animal sneaking into the courtyard: According to Davenport Master Richard Schottenfeld, the owl was believed to be an offspring of the owl drawn by Davenport’s first master, Emerson Tuttle. “It is surely an omen of Davenport domination in Intramural Sports!” Schottenfeld added in his email to the Dport community.
Harvard nap space. Harvard students like to take naps, and now they want to do it in public. According to the Harvard Crimson, 184 students signed a petition urging administrators to create a nap space in Harvard Yard. The effort comes with some pushback, though: Some supporters have said they will only sleep in a designated nap room if the cushions meet their standards of hygiene.
A 19-year-old East Haven woman has been accused of threatening to carry out a mass shooting and suicide bombing plot at Gateway Community College, according to the New Haven Register. The woman’s home was raided on Tuesday after she allegedly sent troubling text messages detailing her plans. But the threat does not seem severe: She has been arraigned in district court on one count of false information and hoaxes.
Price tag. According to a recent report by Wealth-X, Harvard nets the largest number of alumni billionaires, claiming 52 billionaires with a collective fortune of $205 billion. Boasting 28 billionaires, Penn took the No. 2 spot, followed by Stanford at third. Yale was listed at ninth with 13 billionaires sharing a total wealth of $77 billion.
Giving back. A new nonprofit organization has started to oversee the more than $9 million that poured into Newtown in the aftermath of the December Sandy Hook shootings that left 20 children and six adults dead. The five-person organization, known as the “Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation Inc.,” will oversee the distribution of donations and determine how to allocate funds.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1912 Members of the student group Yale Forum hold a mock presidential nominating convention for the first time to introduce Yalies to presidential elections on a national stage. But unlike the real world, the mock convention joins together the Socialist, Republican and Democratic parties.
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