Knife to a gun fight. Something called “The Yale Letter” was sent out to the University community last night before being retracted by its senders for invading student inboxes. But we’re still around. Take note: There’s only room for one kind of snarky bulletin about the various happenings across campus in this town.
Finally. At long last, the Yale College Council will announce the performance lineup for this year’s Spring Fling at Woad’s tonight. We’ve essentially confirmed Klingande, but things are pretty much up in the air otherwise. Let’s hope it’s worth the wait, YCC.
Pound-for-pound champ. Forbes Magazine’s annual article on the world’s richest people profiled 16 billionaires from Connecticut, including (everyone’s favorite) Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio. With Dalio’s other, very powerful friends, the Nutmeg State boasts the nation’s highest number of billionaires-per-capita, though most of them are Greenwich financiers. Is anyone surprised?
He’s got a blank space. We tried to warn you, O Grand Strategists. But despite the News’ best efforts and those of professor Jeremy Friedman last week, one of Yale’s finest neglected to write his or her name on a proposal for a Grand Strategy summer project. Let’s hope the student can bounce back from Friedman’s “sternly” worded email to the class on Friday afternoon. Honestly, this is becoming pathetic.
A long-awaited open forum between University administrators and the student body continued the running discussion about mental health policy at Yale, the effects of which reached as far as the Senior Class Gift. Elsewhere, however, the community celebrated the appointment of new masters in Silliman and Saybrook though similar announcements for other colleges (and for Spring Fling performers and Class Day speakers) still loom large.