Victory, at last. Timothy Dwight College brought home the Tyng Cup on Wednesday, overcoming a strong challenge from Jonathan Edwards College.

Blue State Coffee will remain open all night tonight. It will also be open for extended hours throughout the weekend — until midnight on Friday and Saturday and for 24 hours Sunday.

Not to be outdone, the Yale University Library announced Wednesday that Bass Library will remain open from 10 a.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Tuesday, meaning that Yalies who prefer the underground to their college libraries will once again have the opportunity to hole up in Bass for a solid 65 hours.

Changing parties. Sen. Arlen Specter LAW ’56, Republican of Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday that he would become a Democrat. Depending on the outcome of the still-contested Minnesota Senate race, Specter’s decision may give Senate Democrats a filibuster-proof majority.

Despite surprise in Washington, Specter’s decision did not come as a surprise to many of his Yale Law School classmates. In 2005, the News reported that Specter affiliated with the Democratic Party throughout his time at Yale.

Creative Cuisine will take over college dining halls tonight. Meals prepared will feature the recipes of award-winning chef, restaurateur and author Joyce Goldstein.

But in Pierson, following a Master’s Tea at 4 p.m., Goldstein herself will be in the kitchen, supervising the meal’s preparation.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the honorary chairwoman of the Annual Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. today at the Chevrolet Theatre in Wallingford, Conn. At the event, 80 New Haven–area nurses will be recognized for their contributions to the profession of nursing.

The third annual Yale Show will open tonight at 8 p.m. at the Whitney Humanities Center.

In case you missed it, yesterday marked the symbolic 100th day of the Obama presidency.

This day in Yale history

1981 Donald C. Riedel, a Yale professor of epidemiology and public health until 1977, was charged with embezzling tens of thousands of dollars of federal funds in the form of research grants he received while at Yale. His wife was indicted for conspiracy; both pleaded not guilty.

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