Can we still fist pump? Snooki will no longer be making an appearance tonight night at Gotham Citi Café. The “Jersey Shore” cast member said on Twitter that she hopes to reschedule her visit.

New Haven will likely not play host to a terrorism trial. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he does not anticipate that the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, whom the 9/11 Commission Report called “the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks,” will be held in New Haven because of the level of disruption it would cause.

School of Architecture professor Peter Eisenman won the 2010 Wolf Prize in Architecture on Wednesday for his design of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, which was erected in 2005. Eisenman shared the prize, totaling $100,000, with British architect David Chipperfield.

Yale Law School professor Heather Gerken testified Tuesday at a Senate committee hearing on corporate campaign spending. The hearing was examining the Supreme Court’s Jan. 21 decision to allow unlimited corporate spending on election campaigns.

Finding what makes mosquitoes tick. Yale researchers have found more than 20 mosquito scent receptors that detect human sweat, a discovery that may lead to new methods of repelling insects and preventing disease.

Ward 1 Alderman Mike Jones ’11 took to his blog Wednesday to voice his concern with a proposed city ordinance that would bar minors from clubs that serve alcohol. “I don’t think that barring college students from clubs does anything constructive to fix the situation,” he wrote.

Yalie loses Senate bid. David Hoffman ’88, a former federal prosecutor and Chicago inspector general who was running for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat, lost the Illinois Democratic primary Tuesday.

Caseus, the popular French bistro and fromagerie on Whitney Avenue, will soon debut a new “cheese truck,” joining the ranks of the burrito cart and cupcake truck. “Not all our wheels are made of cheese,” boasts the venture’s Web site.


1916 A plan is completed, in conjunction with the Connecticut Aircraft Company, to create a new balloon company to be added to the preexisting Yale Artillery Battalion. The new aerial corps would make Yale’s battery the first in the nation to be so equipped.

Correction: Feb. 4, 2010

An earlier version of this Cross Campus misspelled the surname of Law School professor Heather Gerken.