THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1878 The first-ever issue of the News is printed on campus, and Yale is never the same for it. “The innovation which we begin by this morning’s issue is justified by the dullness of the times, and the demand for news among us,” an editor’s note in the paper read. And though the times have grown less dull, our innovation continues, justifiably. It’s been a wild 236. On to 237!
“Praise.” Such was the reaction of many a Yalie upon hearing the news that classes today had been cancelled. You don’t have to be a freshman or a southerner to enjoy a good snow day. Do stay safe, but when things clear up, we encourage you to get out and build a snowman or something. Your p-set will still be there when it all melts.
Dig deep. With the snowpocalypse looming, think about helping out by signing up for Snowcrew, a SeeClickFix service connecting shovelers to snowed-in citizens in need. Take note, admins: It’ll be tough for us to lend a hand if we’re tied up with classes.
Cover up. The cover of The Economist’s next issue — set to be released on Saturday — features a stately looking, powdered-wig-wearing gentleman in a “Y” sweater. Inside the magazine’s pages is a story headlined “America’s new aristocracy,” a deep-dive into the dynastic nature of American politics with a special focus on Yale families like the Bushes and Clintons.
Bain Shack. Addendum: Anyone walking around in a well-fitting suit tonight is probably on his or her way to the Bain Associate Consultant Internship Case Demonstration event at Shake Shack. Good move — this could make up for the fact that McKinsey had much better food at its fall info session.