Probably not James Franco GRD ’16. The News has heard this year’s Class Day speaker will be announced soon and is someone from Hollywood.

New Haven is about to get even more preppy. A sign in the window of the building on York Street formerly occupied by Wishlist indicates a Jack Wills store is bound to move in. According to the Jack Wills website, the company “creates fabulously British goods for the University crowd.”

Also headed to the Have: home decor. Lisa Jones, which advertises “style for you and your home,” is headed to 1022 Chapel St., according to a sign in the window.

Branfordians are cold. Students in the college have started an online petition to make the dining hall warmer. The petition reads: “[I]t is seriously ridiculously cold in the dining hall. It’s as though those pathetic single panes of glass they call “windows” are just left open. It’s like there’s a hole in the wall or the air-conditioning on or when they did the renovations they mistook ‘dining hall’ for ‘walk-in freezer’ on the blueprints.”

Too soon. Associate Dean for Student Organizations and Physical Resources John Meeske forwarded juniors an e-mail from the officers of the class of 2011 to tell them that elections for class officers, secretary and class treasurer, are coming up. “You are only a few months away from the end of the semester, which means that it’s time to gear up for your senior year,” wrote Cathy Lew ’11 and Mathilde Williams ’11.

Want hockey tickets for this weekend? You can still get them. Assistant Athletic Director of Ticket and Rink Operations Jeremy Makins said in an e-mail Thursday that about 100 student tickets will be handed out at the Ingalls Rink box office at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday before the games against Colgate and Cornell.

Yale is getting a visit from Connecticut U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro Monday, according to a press release. DeLauro is touring the Yale School of Medicine and will “discuss the impact of the new House of Representative’s majority for the remainder of 2011 will have on the school.”

Harvard’s tuition will rise by 3.8 percent to $52,620 next year, the Harvard Crimson reported.


1963 Director Robert Ramsey Jr. announces that the Yale Admissions Office has received nearly 500 more applications than the previous year. The office received 4,610 in total.