Cross Campus: 4.18.13
They grow up so fast. Yale men’s hockey captain Andrew Miller ’13 has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Miller, a political science major who scored 41 points in 37 games for the Bulldogs this season, will join his teammate and future Anaheim Ducks player Antoine Laganiere ’13 in the big leagues. In the meantime, the New Haven Register reported that junior forward Kenny Agostino ’14 decided to stay with Yale for another year instead of jumping to the National Hockey League.
Woof woof. It looks like the moose has adopted another one into the pack. According to a Wednesday email from Ezra Stiles Dean Camille Lizarríba, the college has a new member: a 16-week-old Cavachon puppy. The puppy, named Mambo Moose Gizmo — or “Mambo” for short — is the newest addition to Lizarríba’s fabulous family, which includes two cats, Moxie and Bliss. It looks like Mambo will fit in well at Yale: According to Lizarríba, he already has his own social calendar.
Saving a life. Yale Athletics will hold its annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive outside Commons today in an effort to encourage 1,000 people to join the marrow donor registry. The drive is named after Mandi Schwartz ’10, a Yale women’s ice hockey player who lost a 27-month battle with cancer in 2011. Last year, the drive registered over 500 people as potential marrow donors. One donor, football player John Oppenheimer ’14, made a life-saving marrow donation last January to help a 41-year-old man in Europe diagnosed with leukemia.
Giving back. Yale and 11 other campuses have been named beneficiaries of the Livestrong Community Impact Project and will receive $10,000 to launch a university-based weeklong summer camp, called “Camp Kesem,” for kids with parents affected by cancer. The effort began at Stanford and has since grown to 41 camps serving more than 2,000 children each year.
You’re fired. Maybe. Twenty-nine New Haven teachers may lose their jobs at the end of the school year for poor performance as the district implements its new teacher evaluation system, which lets go low-performing teachers and those who fail to improve to the “effective” level over three years. Out of those 29, 18 were rated in the “needs improvement” category.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1962 Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., participates in a Yale Political Union debate in Woolsey Hall in front of a large crowd. Deriding pacifists as “unrealistic,” Goldwater told the assembled masses that “we will either be defeated by [Communist regimes] or else we will triumph in both West and East.”
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