Springtime in February? Temperatures in the mid-50s led to a springtime feel throughout campus Wednesday, with many students taking to various courtyards and public areas to play soccer without shirts.

Quite. The weather was so balmy Wednesday that some members of the Elizabethan Club, declaring themselves “most handsome and sporting,” took out the club’s croquet set and played a game in their garden. Conflicting accounts have emerged: one camp says James Campbell ’13 won, while others report that Miranda Lewis ’12 emerged victorious.

Down with weenie bins. Around 25 students, faculty and administrators celebrated the opening of a new study space for history graduate students Wednesday. The space — a suite of three former dorm rooms on the second floor of the Hall of Graduate Studies — is now available for graduate students in the History Department to study, meet with undergraduates and socialize.

Celeb status. Kevin Olusola ’11, who gained renown as part of the “Pentatonix” group that won last fall’s edition of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” was interviewed by Jenna Bush Hager on the Today Show Wednesday morning. Earlier in the week, he was named to The Grio’s list of 100 young people who will shape the next generation of black history in America.

Vacation, all he ever wanted. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. is in Seattle this week, speaking about school reform alongside a dozen other American mayors at a conference hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Squishy. “Sex, Evolution and Human Nature,” fondly known as “Sexy Psych,” showed a video of how garden slugs mate. It was slimy, and over pretty fast.

A greener UConn. According to the Hartford Courant, the University of Connecticut has changed its policies to issue the same punishment for possession of small amounts of marijuana as it doles out for underage drinking.

Goodbye, Ms. Adger. After 10 months on the job, Petisia Adger, the assistant chief of the New Haven Police Department, put in for retirement Wednesday per the request of NHPD Chief Dean Esserman, the New Haven Independent reported.


1942 The Yale College Council calls on “all physically able Yale men” to donate a pint of blood to the Red Cross to help with the war effort. The YCC had promised 300 pints of blood to help the city prepare for any potential raid.