Cross Campus: 9.6.13
Red Bull gives you wings. At least, it did for Graham Landy ’15 and his team, who qualified for and competed in the prestigious Red Bull Youth America’s Cup on Sept. 1-4. The international regatta, which was held this year in San Francisco, Calif., brought sailors from around the world for four days of intense racing. Landy and his team finished in tenth place against an international crew of elite athletes.
Tea time. Honest Tea cofounders School of Management Professor Barry Nalebuff and Yale alumnus Seth Goldman SOM ’95 recently appeared on NPR to discuss their tea products. Goldman, the company’s “TeaEO,” described the pair’s journey persuading distributors to deliver their products, which were less sweet than the teas typically being sold at the time. Nalebuff discussed their “social responsibility” corporate model before making a plug for his latest product: KomBrewCha, a mildly alcohol Kombucha. KomBrewCha’s motto? “Get tickled. Not pickled.”
Financing education. According to a recent article from CBS News, Yale is among the top 10 colleges for providing the highest average financial aid award to international students — collectively, the 10 schools averaged $48,000 in financial aid. Other schools on the list included Harvard, Amherst, the University of Chicago and Dartmouth.
Presidential put. Yale alumnus and former U.S. President George W. Bush ’68 became an honorary member of the team representing the United States in this year’s Walker Cup, a golf competition for leading amateaur golfers. The Cup was named in honor of George Herbert Walker, great-grandfather to Bush and former president of the U.S. Golf Association.
Free speech doesn’t come cheap. Connecticut State policy have issued new policies governing body tattoos and social media for department employees. Though the department has banned additional tattoos, it has issued a “grandfather waiver” for body art visible while in uniform. In addition, employees are prohibited from using social media while on duty.
A popular pizza place. More than 600 people applied for just 45 positions at the newly-opened Little Caesars Pizza on Whalley Avenue. That puts the acceptance rate for jobs there at 7.5 percent — roughly the same as Yale’s for the Class of 2014.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1974 Administrators open up a protected garage, the Pierson-Sage Garage, on Science Hill to reduce student parking issues.