Send in the prefrosh! Over 1,100 prospective students are on campus for Bulldog Days. Future Elis will attend meet-and-greets with a cappella groups and pizza party debates with the YPU.

Several residential college deans sent out a friendly reminder yesterday: “Now is not the time to fully immerse pre-frosh [sic] in the college party scene. Some will be looking for it, but many (if not most) are not ready for it,” the e-mail sent by several college deans read.

Best of the Bands. Yale’s Battle of the Bands, hosted last night by WYBC and in the Stiles dining hall, attracted a crowd of over 500 Elis and prefrosh. The band Affirmative captured first place, followed by Suitcase of Keys in second and Great Caesar in third.

These top three groups will all perform at Spring Fling on April 28. “It’s just been a lot of fun. We got to do what we love in the company of a lot of talented musicians, sing about stuff we felt was real, and now we get the chance to do it again for Spring Fling,” said Tina Colón ’09, the lead singer and songwriter for Affirmative.

Who says Princeton is safer than New Haven? A public exhibitionist reportedly assaulted a female student at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, The Daily Princetonian reported. The campus experienced two earlier instances of “lewdness” last weekend, which was Princeton’s first admitted students’ weekend of the year.

A fire alarm in Trumbull College at 9 a.m. yesterday drew New Haven firefighters to the scene. The alarm was triggered by smoking insulation in the basement, according to the New Haven Independent. Students were allowed to re-enter the college at 9:45 a.m.

Cheap coffee helps soldiers and makes students happy. Dunkin’ Donuts, in celebration of Iced Coffee Day, will offer the beverage for $0.50 today. Ten percent of total sales will go toward the nonprofit organization Homes for Our Troops.

Because they got high. At 3:30 p.m. yesterday, a group of about 15 students was seen marching on Old Campus with signs, one of which read “Conservatives for Legalization.” Nearby, speakers blasted Afroman’s song “Because I Got High.” Meanwhile, prefrosh began arriving at Dwight Hall.

This day in Yale history

1958 An epidemic of German measles was declared on campus when 70 cases of the disease were discovered among the student body. Fourteen students were placed in isolation in the Yale infirmary.

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