Some bras give extra support. The Omni Hotel played host to about 125 people for the Art Bra New Haven auction on Sunday. They’d come to bid on designer bras ranging from “Bucksome,” a bra with antlers instead of cups, and the “Wonderful Mermaid,” a bra with a stuffed mermaid that went for $400, the highest total of the day. Organizers said the event raised between $5,000 and $8,000 for the Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Breast Center.

Seeking some competition? Applications to the highly competitive Global Affairs major are now available to members of the class of 2014. Last year, the major admitted just under half of all applicants. Applications are due Nov. 18.

New Haven’s Cold War is on. Flavors, the latest addition to New Haven’s burgeoning frozen yogurt scene, opened its doors on Friday in the location that once housed Labyrinth Books. Flavors at Flavors include “Euro Tart,” “Mango Tango” and “Mounds.”

Curly girls, listen up! Luvena Leslie, a new salon on Audobon Street, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate its grand opening. The salon specializes in curly hair, and is run by sisters Luvena Leslie and Diana Jones.

Provost Peter Salovey traveled to South America last week, stopping in Peru to celebrate the opening of Yale’s center for the study of Macchu Pichu. His travels also brought him to Brazil to celebrate Yale Week in Brazil.

Three women’s hockey alums entered the New York Road Runners Staten Island Half-Marathon to raise money for the memory of Mandi Schwartz ’11, who lost a two-year battle with leukemia in April. Alyssa Clarke ’09, Bray Ketchum ’11 and Jackee Snikeris ’11, who all skated alongside Schwartz, said all proceeds from the “Run for Mandi” will benefit the Mandi Schwartz Memorial Bursary.

Here it comes. Ticket sales for this Saturday’s Safety Dance begin tomorrow and will continue the rest of the week. At least five students were hospitalized for being too intoxicated at last year’s ’80s-themed dance.

Is Tofu Apple Crisp an aphrodisiac? Saturday night was date night in Davenport College. Lights in the dining hall were turned down low, and red-tinted electric candles flickered on each table.


1968 Yale’s dining halls reconsider their use of California grapes after a group of Elis supporting the United Farm Workers’ national grape boycott collected 1700 student signatures.