Cross Campus: 9.5.13
Is it chicken tenders day? Yes, yes it is. There will also be sliced bacon in Commons for breakfast, in case you were wondering.
Traveling wanderer, or wandering traveler? New Haven’s favorite street artist, known only as “Believe in People,” has apparently moved his work across the globe. The graffiti artist — who once painted a portrait in Linsly-Chittenden Hall of a young man writing “I will only work finance 1 year” before changing tone and saying he will only work finance for two years — recently posted photos on Twitter of his work on the streets of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Still, it looks like this wanderer misses the Elm City: He wrote that he craves Pepe’s Pizzeria and could use a walk around Wooster Square.
Water shortage. The main water supply line to Payne Whitney Gymnasium was shut off at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night because of emergency water repair issue. Until repairs are made, water supply will not be available in Payne-Whitney. As of Wednesday night, administrators planned to reopen the facility at 6 a.m. today.
They’re back. HackYale, the popular student-led series of hacking courses, is back for the 2013-’14 school year. This semester, HackYale is offering two weekly workshop-style courses: Web Development 101 and Intro to Front-end Development. Classes will have roughly one to two hours of homework per week.
More construction updates. University Librarian Susan Gibbons sent an email to the Yale community on Wednesday updating members of the progress of Sterling Memorial Library renovations. The restorations will include the full interior of the nave — including cleaning and repairing its stained glass windows, stonework and woodwork — new heating and air conditioning systems, and reconfiguring the circulation desk. In addition, new service desks and study areas will be added. The renovations were funded by a $20 million gift from Richard Gilder ’54 and his wife, Lois Chiles.
Awarding excellence. In March, the University announced the nine winners of the Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, which awards an unrestricted grant of $150,000 to support their writing. President Peter Salovey will confer the awards on September 10 in a public ceremony — the same day as the start of the inaugural Windham Campbell Festival.
THIS DAY IN THE YALE HISTORY 1975 The Connecticut Company is selected as Yale’s company of choice to operate University shuttle buses. Passengers not carrying bus passes will be subject to a 35-cent fee.