Cross Campus: 2.26.13
Is love in the air? A recent rankings list from College Magazine seems to think so. According to the publication, Yale is the eighth-best school to find a husband, falling behind West Point, the United States Naval Academy, Brigham Young University and — somewhat inconceivably — Harvard.
The next Yale idol? The Yale College Council is seeking a student DJ to perform at Spring Fling 2013 alongside Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Interested music enthusiasts should submit a five to 10-minute set by this Friday, and the submissions that receive the most “likes” will have the chance to perform at an outdoor DJ/laser show and Spring Fling.
Rallying for mental health. More than 150 Harvard students rallied for mental health reform last Friday, chanting “Our Harvard can do better” and “Reform mental health” in an effort to encourage administrators to take action on mental health issues. The protest — which drew members of Harvard’s student government — came one day after an anonymous op-ed was published in The Harvard Crimson by a student with schizophrenia, who detailed perceived flaws with Harvard’s mental health services.
Covert marketing. For those of you looking for fun things to do on the weekends, checking out the flyers in the Bass Library bathrooms may be a start. Recently, studious Yalies seeking a quick bathroom break have stumbled upon flyers for a Latin Dance Night at GPSCY, the popular graduate student bar. Whether the advertisements were strategically placed to attract bathroom-going Yalies remains unknown, but the method has not gone unnoticed.
Marriage equality. A statement of support for marriage equality that is being circulated by the Ivy League College Democrats and Republicans chapters has received unanimous support from the eight College Democrat chapters, but only from two of the College Republicans chapters: UPenn and Columbia, according to The Daily Princetonian.
Cookie monsters. For no apparent reason, two Yalies set up camp in Commons Monday armed with only an empty plate and a sign reading “Accepting Free Cookies” — a seemingly spontaneous effort that drew curious glances from Yalies and tourists alike.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1931 The University is granted permission to build the new Sheffield Administration Building 15 feet higher than New Haven zoning law typically allows. Construction is slated to begin at at the corner of Grove and Prospect streets in the fall.
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