Trinity squash co-captain Baset Chaudhry, the top-seeded player in the nation, has withdrawn from this coming weekend’s College Squash Association individual championships at Trinity College. Chaudhry’s outburst against Kenneth Chan ’13 following last week’s men’s squash game received national coverage from outlets including ESPN and Perez Hilton.
The former president of Mexico, Yale economics professor Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81, has been tapped for the board of Citigroup. Citi said it hopes Zedillo’s experience leading Mexico through its 1994 economic collapse will come in handy in dealing with the company’s current financial strife.
The nude brood attending the pundits’ monster-themed, pre-tap naked party Saturday were caught, quite literally, with their pants down when police broke up the event late into the evening. “It’s Yale — we’ve seen weirder,” a cop reportedly said as partygoers left.
The G is for the G in gold! Pierson College students received an e-mail Sunday from Master Harvey Goldblatt in celebration of Canada’s gold-medal win in men’s hockey at the Winter Olympics. “Go Canada!” cheered the master, who is Canadian.
Speaking of gold, America’s first gold medalist in the 2010 Vancouver games, Hannah Kearney, attended the Yale-Quinnipiac men’s hockey game on Saturday, there to support forward Denny Kearney ’11.
Better prospects for Prospect Street. Several blocks north of the construction on the Prospect Street Bridge over Farmington Canal, the street’s worn-down and cracked curbs and sidewalks are being repaired. The road work is scheduled to be completed by summer, as is the bridge.
Congratulations are in order: The New Haven Pride Center honored University Associate Vice President of New Haven and State Affairs Michael Morand ’87 DIV ’93 at the Dorothy Awards on Saturday. The awards recognize the efforts of those who have positively impacted the state’s GLBT community.
And congratulations to Richard Miron ’12, whose stop-motion animation won a YouTube video contest by Citra Solv, a company that produces environmentally friendly cleaning products.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY
1974 Meryl Streep DRA ’75 “shimmered” as Lucrezia Borgia in a performance of Walt Jones’s “Savanarola” at the Yale Cabaret. “Her performance is not only perfect — it glows,” the reviewer wrote in the News.