Eating on the first date and other issues of appetite ­­— both nutritional and sexual — were hotly debated during a group discussion entitled “Feminism, Food and F–king: What Women Want” at the Women’s Center on Wednesday night. One female attendant received cheers of approval when she declared that “men know desire, women know desirability.”

Debauchery on the rise? On-campus arrests for “Liquor law violations” jumped from 3 arrests in 2006 to 33 arrests in 2007, according to a report released yesterday morning.

National Public Radio megastar David Sedaris will appear at the Shubert Theater on Friday night — and all 1600 seats are sold out. In 2002, Sedaris appeared at Woolsey Hall, where he entertained the audience with tales of his childhood fantasy of practicing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation with his swimming instructor.

One hundred techies showed up to listen to the general manager of Internet Explorer, Dean Hachamovitch, speak last night in Dunham Labs. Hachamovitch explained software development at Microsoft and demoed the new Internet Explorer 8 beta 2. “People liked hearing the inside scoop,” said Aarlo Stone Fish ‘09, president of the Yale Undergraduate Computing Organization.

Students may be taking dining hall inspection marks to heart. A line of Branford diners stretched from the serving area past the swipe counter during Wednesday lunch, after the staff placed Branford’s inspection score of 88 on display. Some students said they noticed that fewer diners took their meals in Davenport, which scored a 77 on its health inspection.

In a possible scheme to save money at Ikea, one of four wooden benches outside Vanderbilt Hall went missing Tuesday between 7 and 8 p.m. A Branford freshman counselor reported the filched furniture to Yale police Tuesday night.

Anybody out there? The deadline for Junior Class Council candidacy statements was extended until 9 p.m. on Wednesday in response to a disappointingly low number of submissions. On Wednesday afternoon, the YCC still sought submissions from interested juniors in Berkeley, Branford, Davenport, Pierson, Saybrook and Trumbull Colleges.

The infamously sluggish Davenport gate has been replaced by a heavier, hastier iron door, causing students to slam the gate on those following closely behind them — accidentally, of course.


1996 Yale President Richard Levin and then-Provost Alison Richard announce the launch of the Molecular, Celluar and Developmental Biology Department, creating the first new department in 20 years.