Cross Campus: 9.27.13
Return of the Poopetrator. Some people never learn. According to a Thursday night email from Saybrook Master Paul Hudak describing “another incident in the laundry room,” it appears that the Saybrook defecator has struck again, doing the unspeakable to an untold number of innocent, hygiene-minding Yalies. Hudak urged students not to leave their laundry unattended and said he will follow up with Yale security to determine the appropriate response. See, this is why we can’t have nice things.
Calling out trouble. In the middle of Wednesday night’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Joe Manganiello stopped during the third act — without breaking from his character, Stanley Kowalski — to yell at an audience member who had been taking photos throughout the show. “Can you stop with the camera?” Manganiello reportedly shouted. “You have no idea how distractin’ it is!” Earlier in the show and prior to the outburst, Manganiello had posted a message on Twitter asking the incessant photographer to stop, leave and never return.
E-I-E-I-O. The 94th running of the Durham Fair, Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair, began on Thursday and will run through Sunday. The attraction typically brings horses, large pumpkins, sheep and giant sandcastles, as well as eager families looking for an easy weekend getaway. Road trip?
STEM experts. The Yale College Council is launching a “STEM Sibs” program designed to help the STEM community by pairing prospective freshmen interested in the STEM fields with upperclassmen majoring in the sciences.
Returning to their roots. Twenty-eight retired Air Force personnel returned to campus on Wednesday afternoon, five decades after they helped pioneer Chinese language study at the University through the Institute of Far Eastern Languages. Welcome back!
Disaster control. Power was partially restored on the Metro-North line between Stamford and New York City following a Wednesday morning power cable failure affecting a 138,000-volt feeder line. Officials said the electrical problem could take several weeks to repair fully.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1961 Student group “Freedom Fund for Southern Students” decides to give its entire holdings of $700 to the “Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee” in Mississippi to help post bail for five high school students, who were jailed for particiating in sit-in demonstrations earlier this month.
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