Among the inconveniences of yesterday’s snowstorm was the absence of sushi from the Law School dining hall. A sign near the sushi’s usual home said the driver could not make the delivery because of the inclement weather.

A larger consequence of the snow has been felt in City Hall. The huge amount of snow the Elm City has seen so far this year means the city’s storm budget — $400,000 — has been depleted, according to the New Haven Independent. Nevertheless, the city will continue to plow using surplus money from other accounts.

A parking ban was in effect overnight for downtown New Haven, including the Yale campus, because of yesterday’s snowstorm. The ban lasted from midnight until 6 a.m.

The City of New Haven has a phone number for snow-related calls: 203-946-SNOW. We’re still waiting for the rain, wind and otherwise nasty New Haven weather hot lines.

Yale hosted a cocktail party at the World Economic Forum in Davos last night. At the event, President Levin criticized the stimulus package, saying it should include more spending on programs encouraging a green economy. “As industrial production drops, emissions are going to go down, and the sense of urgency to make the transition to green jobs will also go down,” he was quoted as saying on the Huffington Post.

Elsewhere in Davos, economics professor Robert J. Shiller was looking on the bright side: “This is creative destruction, and something creative will come out of it,” he said of the economic crisis.

Yale Station is having trouble keeping up. Yesterday the parcel call window saw lines of up to 15 students. A manager told one student that the post office was over a week behind — bad news for Elis who ordered course books online.

Not only will Tom Williams, the new football coach, star in a Jonathan Edwards Master’s Tea today at 4 p.m., but Master Laurans promised in a collegewide e-mail that the student-made baked goods to be served will be “delicious!”

Berkeley’s intramural water polo team beat JE’s 7-6 yesterday. Caroline Minkus ’10, captain of Berkeley’s team, said, “Berkeley water polo has heart. This was our second sudden death win of the season and we’re looking forward to even more exciting games.”

This day in Yale history
1985 Jeff Eichen ’86 and Ruben Reyes ’86 planned to publish the Undergraduate Course Critique. It not been published since 1982, when the News stopped because of cost. The new Critique would provide reviews of introductory classes and popular lectures; Reyes said it would help “the physics major who wants to take English 129.”

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