The big day. Student leaders who attend next week’s leadership training sessions will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card for their organization, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Melanie Boyd ’90 said in a Friday email. Training sessions will be held today through Wednesday; registered groups who fail to send representatives will lose their registered status, with all its privileges.

He’s getting bolder. New Haven’s favorite anonymous graffiti artist, Believe in People, went to work this weekend in Room 211 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall. By Sunday morning he had produced an image on the room’s back wall of a young person struggling with his decision to pursue a career in finance. The young man in the image has repeatedly written that he will only work in finance for one year. Seven lines in, the writer changes his tone, and says he will only work finance for two years.

Woman of the people. Newly-minted Ward 1 Alderwoman Sarah Eidelson ’12 was spotted this weekend mingling with her people at various New Haven eateries over the weekend. She enjoyed brunch at Patricia’s on Saturday and a Sunday night meal at Atticus.

Déjà vu. The New York Giants took down the San Francisco 49ers in overtime on Sunday, booking their ticket to play in Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots. The matchup will pit New York City against Boston and will cause a general explosion on campus, given the proportion of Yalies who come from those two cities.

Could have been. Joe Paterno, the longtime head football coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions and the winningest in its history, died on Sunday at the age of 85. According to an obituary published in The New York Times, Paterno was offered a job as head coach of Yale’s football team in 1964, but turned it down to stay at Penn State. He became the Nittany Lions’ head coach two years later, and would go on to win 409 games in 46 years.

Crossing party lines. In a step away from their usual “Progressive Pong,” the Yale College Democrats faced off with various campus conservatives on Friday in a game of “Partisan Pong,” bringing the parties together.

She’s ours. In honor of the most important infant in the world, the Yale College Council will hold a baby shower for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s newborn girl, Blue Ivy Carter, this Wednesday at Box 63.


1940 President Franklin Roosevelt nominates Dean Acheson 1915, a member of the Yale Corporation, to serve as assistant secretary of state.