April 2nd, 2014 | University

Wednesday’s XC | 4.2

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Yale University tweeted out several jokes for April Fool’s Day yesterday, including a photo of a goat with yellow spots on it they referred to as “Elly the Yale.” The yale, also known as the centicore, is a mythical beast found in European mythology.

Apocalypse now. Yale College Dean Mary Miller visited the Yale Political Union on Tuesday evening to argue that the liberal arts education is no longer valuable in today’s world. A dinner and further debate were held at Mory’s.

This one time, at band camp… The annual Yale Precision Marching Band scavenger hunt is being held this week. Students will be taking part in shenanigans such as “running around campus with flaming bras,” holding Pokémon battles on Old Campus and attempting to draw a mustache on Peter Salovey, according to YPMB members including Russell Cohen ’17 and Libby Dimenstein ’17.

Should you get out of bed today? A new website holds the answer to all your questions. The recently popped up “isitbagelbrunch.com” tells you clearly “YES” or “NO” as well as the date of the next Bagel Brunch (April 13). No more huddling outside of the Slifka Center on cold Sunday mornings wondering if you will be let in.

Cutest couple. The Yale Swimming and Diving men and women’s teams are hosting a prom and offering a prize for the couple brought together by the most creative proposal. On that note, Anna Wujciak ’17, will you go to prom with Kevin Stang ’16?

A prison in Commons. The Yale Undergraduate Prison Project organized a two-day demonstration in Commons on Monday and Tuesday. YUPP members each had to spend one hour in a 9-by-7-foot rectangle, which is the size of a standard solitary confinement cell, and the demonstration lasted for 18 hours. The event was meant to raise awareness for Robert King, a man who spent 29 years in solitary confinement and who came to speak at Dwight Hall yesterday.

Lighthouse. Harkness Tower is being lit up blue on the evening of Wednesday, April 2 as part of a “Light It Up Blue” awareness campaign sponsored by Yale for Autism Awareness. The light will be a symbol of support for those affected by autism on World Autism Awareness Day. The Woolsey Rotunda is also hosting a gallery today with art created by adults with autism from the organization Chapel Haven.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1992 The University accepts a record rate of women and minorities for the Class of 1996.

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