Where’s the bulldog? About a thousand prefrosh flocked to Tuesday’s extracurricular bazaar, but the giant inflatable bulldog was conspicuously absent. The iconic 20-foot mascot was allegedly damaged at The Game. Dean of Admissions Jeff Brenzel confirmed that the balloon, which was purchased for Yale’s tercentennial in 2001, has been sent away for repairs.
One booth at the bazaar claimed to be “Tanning Everyday All Day,” U.S. News and World Report’s No. 1 collegiate tanning society. In reality, it was a front for the Yale Record humor magazine.
Food fight on Facebook. In response to the two Facebook groups that formed this week to protest “Meatless Monday,” some herbivorous Yalies fired back by forming the group, “Yale Students Against Yale Students Against ‘Meatless Mondays.’ ”Meat lovers quickly counterattacked with yet another Facebook group: “Yalies Against Yalies Against Yalies Against Meatless Mondays.” Today is “Wasteless Wednesday.”
The controversy over the Ying Yang Twins’ upcoming performance at Spring Fling continues with fliers appearing around campus, posted by the group Socially Responsible Yale and complaining of the rappers’ misogynistic lyrics.
YouTube sensation Sam Tsui ’11 threw in his lot for the hit reality TV show “Glee,” posting his audition video online. He has already racked up more than 16,000 votes.
Among those grounded in European airports by the volcanic ash was Professor Ludger Viefhues-Bailey, who conducted final presentations for his seminar via video conference. Flights resumed Tuesday (see story, page 9).
An article by University President Richard Levin about the rise of Asian universities was published today in Foreign Affairs. “Governments in Asia understand that overhauling their higher-education systems is required to sustain economic growth in a postindustrial, knowledge-based global economy,” Levin wrote.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY
1992 University President Benno Schmidt Jr. appoints the first Baptist and black University chaplain.