Say, where’s our hammock? “Vandals again struck in our college, making off with our beloved hammock,” Saybrook Master Paul Hudak and Dean Paul McKinley alerted students in an e-mail Tuesday. The perpetrators were urged to step forward. The hammock, which was brand new, will not be replaced, the e-mail said.
In other Saybrook news, a hydraulic pipeline controlling one of the college’s Elm Street gates burst Tuesday afternoon, temporarily leaving Saybrugians with a flooded, propped-open gate.
Calling all Peeping Toms? Last night the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium held its weekly raffle for two free telescopes “designed to let you make the same discoveries that Galileo made about the universe 400 years ago.” Those eager to get one right away can purchase a “Galileoscope” at the Peabody Museum gift shop.
Edible awareness. For lunch on Tuesday, residential college dining halls, including Davenport and Berkeley, served chocolate cupcakes topped with vanilla icing and the signature pink breast cancer awareness ribbon.
The Top 10 Reasons QPac students should avoid David Letterman: According to gossip Web site TMZ, Quinnipiac University announced that its internship office will be “extra careful” when placing students at jobs with Letterman, who is “currently at the center of a blackmail scandal over his alleged affair with one of his former interns.”
Cause for alarm(?) The new Yale Spizzwinks(?) album, titled “Cause for Alarm,” dropped Tuesday. The album features a cover of Jason Mraz’s hit song, “I’m Yours.”
Refunds in the mail! The Independent Party voted 14-7 to abolish Yale tuition at a debate Tuesday evening. (The result is not binding.)
Tired? The Yale Visitor Center hosted “The 13 Commandments for Better Sleep,” a talk given by sleep researcher Meir Kryger, Tuesday. No word on how many audience members were able to apply the advice directly by nodding off.
This day in Yale history
1970 The student group Central Casting Aggregation was formed, performing at gatherings for a fee as “living sculpture.” The group, composed mainly of Silliman students, entertained parties with its renditions of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” and an interpretation of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.”