Former member of the Black Panther Party Warren Kimbro guest lectured on racial politics in Professor Douglas Rae’s class “New Haven and the American City” yesterday. Convicted for second-degree murder in 1970 and released early for cooperation, Kimbro is currently the CEO of Project MORE, a New Haven non-profit agency that helps ex-convicts start anew.
Happy Belated Birthday Jonathan Edwards! Last night JE upperclassmen celebrated what would have been the 305th birthday of their college’s namesake. Good thing the party didn’t go past dinner and dessert, or else they may have been sinners in the hands of an angry Edwards.
Bikers beware: Yale police have stepped up their game. A student received a $75 ticket today for riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. Pointing to the heavy flow of traffic, a witness said, “Well you can’t blame him for wanting to get out of these streets.”
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Juergen Habermas gave his second installment in the prestigious Castle Lectures yesterday, speaking on the topic of the resurgence of religion. Best known for his concept of the public sphere, the reknowned German philosopher will hold the final lecture of the series on the 13th.
Students emerged from the depths of Bass to embrace the brisk autumn air and a much needed study break last night at the Chaplain’s office. With super sweet caramel apples and candy corn, students experienced sugar highs that may just get them through the week. Let’s hope, though, that they don’t crash before midterms.
The Yale Graduate Student Rugby Football Club took second place at the annual Wharton Business School Tournament last weekend. Apart from the final game against Wharton, the team was undefeated, crushing rivals Cornell, NYU and Duke, among others. Team member Jay Kerwin ’11 said the team wasn’t phased by the loss, “The team is really on the rise, and I think our momentum will keep going through the season.”
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY
1986 The friendly fun of Tap Night turned bloody as members of Yale’s various a capella groups rushed a little too quickly, resulting in a pile-up on Old Campus. Karen Hough ‘89 described Tap Night as “worse than the Who concert” after the normal rush festivities resulted in a pile-up on Old Campus. Nicholas Crowley ‘87 was sent to Yale-New Haven Hospital and left four hours later with seven stitches in his hand.
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