Today is the last day the News will publish in print this academic year. Check for breaking updates throughout the summer until we resume publication Friday, Aug. 26.

Paul Giamatti ’89 DRA ’94 was on campus Tuesday to receive the first-ever Mory’s “Louis Award.” The actor, famous for his role in “Sideways,” also gave a talk at the University Theatre, in which he reminisced about his experiences performing at Yale.

Designer sandwich. After his Spring Fling performance, Michael Vincent Patrick of Designer Drugs feasted on a traditional Yale late-night snack: a Wenzel.

Hallo. Yale will offer introductory and intermediate Dutch next fall, Center for Language Study Director Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl told the News.

Yale is getting into the Royal Wedding spirit. The Yale Center for British Art has an entire day of programming dedicated to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials Friday. Continuous screenings of the wedding begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.

Vice President and University Secretary Linda Lorimer announced in an email to the Secretary’s Office that the Broadcast Studio will record the wedding, which will be screened in the Corporation Room at 3:30 p.m. with “champagne and English treats.” “I’m dressing up and others are encouraged to wear appropriate regalia for the Royal Wedding,” Lorimer told the News.

A poster for Q, a Yale LGBT-interest publication, was found vandalized with a homophobic slur in Branford on Monday night. Additionally, the slogan “Love is queer” was changed to “Love is not queer.” In an email to Branfordians, Master Steven Smith said that he and Dean Hilary Fink “wish to express our profound sense of shock and disgust.”

Small gnome figurines, favored by Dean Craig Harwood’s children Asher and Ellie, have disappeared from the Davenport courtyard. In an e-mail to the Davenport community, Senior Administrative Assistant Barbara Munck ’84 invoked the lyrics of Lupe Fiasco’s “Daydreamin’” to persuade the “roaming gnomes” to “come home.”


1965 The Calhoun College Council votes to invite Talladega College in Alabama to become its “sister school.” Talladega’s student body is primarily black, and some Yalies argue that the aftermath of the alliance might be “undesirable” with the political climate in the South.

Correction: May 4, 2011

An earlier version of this article misstated the date on which the News will resume publication.