We made it! Spring break is upon us and officially begins at 5:20 p.m. today. The News will resume publication March 21.

But for students staying in New Haven and are on a meal plan, Durfee’s snack shop will be open for up to $7 lunch swipes over break, Director of Residential Dining Regenia Phillips said.

Others looking to do something more sportive in the Elm City can go to Ingalls Rink. The men’s hockey team plays in the ECAC conference quarterfinals on March 11, 12 and 13 (if necessary — it’s a best of three series). Free student tickets will be available at the rink on the day of the game.

The U.S. Department of Energy confirmed in a press release Thursday that the Yale endowment has holdings in Record Hill Wind, a Roxbury, Maine-based wind farm project. The farm has been connected — but never officially linked — to Yale investments in the past. Local opponents of the project have criticized the University for backing a development they consider environmentally and aesthetically harmful.

ROTC is returning to Harvard. Harvard University will “formally” recognize Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the Harvard Crimson reported Thursday. Although there will be a Harvard director of Naval ROTC, according to the article, the cadets will still train at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

What’s that above your lip? The Society of American Foresters’ Annual Mustache Competition was held in the Marsh Rotunda in Marsh Hall at the School of Forestry & Environmental Science Thursday night.

The snow may be almost gone, but our memory of it lingers. According to a press release, federal disaster aid “has been made available” to Connecticut. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency requested federal dollars to assist in snowstorm clean-up.

Rhinestones are a girl’s best friend. University Properties announced the “grand opening” of the new store Lisa Jones at 1022 Chapel St. in a press release Thursday. Items sold at the store include “home and fashion accessories” such as “rhinestone jewelry,” according to the release.


1980 Students, faculty and local residents gather in a gallery in the Art and Architecture building in support of the John M. Davies House on Prospect Street, which Yale intends to tear down.