Overcooked, greasy bacon set off a fire alarm in the Davenport Dive, the college’s buttery, around midnight Wednesday night. The New Haven Fire Department arrived and the alarm continued until about 12:15 a.m.

“The deficit is too damn high.” The Student Initiative to Draft Daniels released a new advertisement on YouTube Wednesday starring Jimmy McMillan, who rose to fame as the “Rent is Too Damn High” guy during his 2010 bid for New York governor. In the video, Michael Knowles ’12 and Courtney Pannell ’11 meet with McMillan to find a slogan to encourage Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to run for president.

The ad will air on a Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C., Monday, said Max Eden ’11, the national director of the group.

Closing doors. Harvard’s class of 2015, like Yale’s, will likely not be larger than its class of 2014, the Harvard Crimson reported. Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel told the News in a January e-mail that Yale expects to admit slightly over 2,000 students, about the same amount as last year.

Johannes Somary ’57 MUS ’59, an orchestral conductor who specialized in “neglected choral masterpieces,” died Feb. 1 in the Bronx due to complications from a stroke, the New York Times reported. He was 75.

The U.S. Department of Labor found that, of those born between 1980-1984, almost 1 in 4 women attained bachelor’s degrees by the age of 23, while only 1 in 7 men did, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Ivy Council is hosting speed dating Thursday in Silliman, according to an e-mail sent Wednesday. The event will benefit the charity America’s Promise and they say they “send out MATCHES in time for Valentine’s Day and Saturday Toad’s February the 12th!”

Not so great expectations. Trumbull College currently holds third place in the running for the Tyng Cup. “As a reward for your excellence, we will be ordering Trumbull Jerseys for you to ROCK at your next game,” a Tuesday college-wide e-mail read.

Still artistic after all these years. University President Richard Levin announced Thursday that Yale School of Art Dean Robert Storr has been reappointed to a second term beginning July 1.


1981 Fashion designer Bill Blass speaks at a Silliman Master’s Tea. “Fashion can be attained, but style is something very few people are born with,” he says.