Cross Campus 10.2.13
Utter anarchy. The federal government has shut down, but what will happen to your summer internship? The Yale Jackson Institute announced Tuesday that the Central Intelligence Agency canceled their annual recruitment visit to Yale, originally scheduled for early next week. Eager applicants who can no longer attend the CIA simulation and information session will likely have to settle for watching the latest season of Homeland, which premiered this past Sunday.
This is as good as it gets. “Yale’s dining program couldn’t be more impressive if it tried,” according to a Fox News article on the 60 best colleges for food in America. The piece goes on to state that it would be difficult to find any student leaving a dining hall unsatisfied, particularly after a supper of “beer-battered fish and chips, and vegan ravioli.” Although Fox may have overestimated the popularity of vegan pasta, the article pointed out fortes of the Yale Dining Program including its popular courses on wine pairings. Yale was the only Ivy League to make the top ten.
Brown bares all. Under the auspices of fostering open discussion about the naked body, Brown University students are engaging in a weeklong celebration of nudity. “All bodies welcome!” the event description read. The affair was launched Monday evening with an evening of nude body painting, which gave unclothed participants an opportunity to examine “physical mediums in the nude through body painting.” Attendees will also have a chance to participate in nude cabaret, nude open mic night, nude yoga and of course, a panel on how issues like race and class intersect with nudity and body image.
A capella always wins. Zipcar will be paying for $5000 worth of transportation for Whim ’n Rhythm because the all-female a capella group won the Students with Drive contest for September after racking up over 1200 votes in the Facebook voting competition. The winnings will allow the group to augment their world travels — perhaps even going to Jamaica.
Drink pink. October is Pink Margarita Month at Oaxaca Kitchen. As part of a fundraiser for the Smilow Cancer Center, Oaxaca Kitchen has created a $10 Hot Pink Margarita and $1 of each purchase will go to Smilow. The specially concoted cocktail consists of tequila, lime, triple sec, orange juice, sugar and bright pink grenadine syrup.
This day in Yale history 1968. The Honors Committee to the Yale College Faculty considers recommending an abolishment of the Yale Dean’s List. The Dean’s List was previously comprised of students with GPA’s in the top 25 percent of their class.
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