Hungry for more sustainable food? Friday marks the kickoff of the Yale College Council Food Week. Highlights include tours of dining hall kitchens and local farmers’ markets, a presentation and dinner by the chef of Heirloom.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority voted to raise Metro-North tickets 7 to 14 percent, the New York Times’ City Room blog reported Thursday. But, according to the Hartford Courant, Gov. M. Jodi Rell said ticket prices will not go up in Connecticut because the state will veto the decision.

“Boomsday,” a novel by Christopher Buckley ‘75, is set to be made into a movie. Buckley is no stranger to the big screen. His novel “Thank You For Smoking” was made into a 2005 film starring Aaron Eckhart and Katie Holmes.

In a campaign ad Christine O’Donnell, the Republican senatorial candidate from Delaware, announces the she “didn’t go to Yale.” She is “you” though. Well, not us. Her opponent Christopher Coons LAW ’92 DIV ’92 did go to Yale. She uses the fact that Coons went to Yale to prove that he doesn’t understand voters.

At noon today there will be a minute of prayer in honor of Mandi Schwartz ’11. A Facebook event for the moment of prayer said that “all is not well and she is now in intensive care fighting for her life.” It added, though, that Schwartz has overcome setbacks such as this one before. Schwartz received a long-awaited stem cell transplant on Sep. 22 at the inpatient transplant unit of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, at the University of Washington Medical Center.

The Yale School of Music is opening its “Yale in New York” series Monday with a performance by a collective called Sleeping Giant made up of five School of Music graduates. They will be performing at (Le) Poisson Rouge, according to Thirteen.

Singing yogurt? Out of the Blue will be performing at Froyoworld Friday. Will their performance be original (tart)?

Cassius Marcellus Cornelius Clay was profiled in the New York Post Thursday. Clay left Yale to work for Kanye West. According to the profile he has been “dyeing Kanye’s jeans red for televised appearances” and “sifting through designer showrooms.” The story was written by Dana Schuster ’07.


1937 Charles Seymour 1908 was scheduled to be inducted as Yale’s fifteenth President. Induction exercises were planned for Battell Chapel at 3 p.m.