I’m dreaming of a white … November? Students awoke Monday to a campus dusted with freshly fallen snow. The unexpected weather prompted Stiles Master Stephen Pitti to send a 7:59 a.m. e-mail, which read: “The substance falling to the ground is called ‘snow.’ You will see more of it in the coming months.” He proceeded to give a Wikipedia definition of the substance.

The next Yalie president? Former New York Governor George Pataki ’67 told ABC’s “Top Line” that, depending on Republican leadership leading up to the 2012 elections, he is considering tossing his hat into the presidential race.

The men’s hockey team has been ranked third in the nation among Division I men’s teams, according to the latest US College Hockey Online ranking. The standing is the highest ever national ranking for the Bulldogs. The team’s highest previous ranking was fourth.

The Saybrook College Council voted Monday night to join the Yale College Council tailgate at The Game this year. Timothy Dwight College, which is holding its own, separate tailgate, remains the only college not officially participating.

In other college council news, Branford has hired the kettle corn stand on the corner of Elm and High streets for its Yale-Princeton tailgate Saturday morning.

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 is the subject of a Monday New York Times story claiming she has “fallen from the top of Connecticut’s political world to its most uncomfortable depths.” According to the article, some say she is considering running for Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s ’64 LAW ’67 seat in 2012.


1960 Provost Norman S. Buck announces that the University is planning to build a complex of 52 apartments to accommodate married students on Yale’s campus.