Bells are ringing. William Kamens ’09, the son of Prof. Edward Kamens and Yale College Dean Mary Miller, was married on Sunday to Rachel Darcy Butler ’08. Jewish Chaplain James Ponet ’68 officiated the wedding, which was held at McLean Gardens Ballroom, an event space in Washington, D.C. The wedding was featured in the New York Times’ wedding announcements.

Silli-bration. Silliman College was in a celebratory mood Sunday afternoon, as Master Judith Krauss announced that her second grandchild, Charlotte, was born Saturday night. It comes as the college hired sushi chefs to cook Sunday night’s family dinner in honor of the college’s victory at the Final Cut competition last month.

We have a winner. The co-ed a cappella group Out of the Blue took first place at the semifinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. The group will now move to the ICCA finals in New York City in April.

Bye bye, Broadway Liquor. Broadway Liquor — a favorite stop for undergrads seeking liquor — has officially vacated its Dixwell Avenue storefront, after the University refused to allow the store’s owner to renew his lease on the property.

Moving on up. President Barack Obama nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to become president of the World Bank on Friday. “The leader of the World Bank should have a deep understanding of both the role that development plays in the world and the importance of creating conditions where assistance is no longer needed,” Obama said. “It’s time for a development professional to lead the world’s largest development agency.”

Gant + Yale. On Monday, New Haven-based Gant, famous for its preppy fashions, will launch a new advertising campaign that focuses on its relationship to Yale and its Yale Co-op shirt collection. “We are really dusting off this brand and really going back to our roots,” Bob Andrews, the creative director at Gant, told the New York Times.

Controversy. The Vietnamese ambassador to the United States, Nguyen Quoc Cuong, spoke at Luce Hall Friday afternoon. The event drew a number of protesters.


1980 Silliman freshman Mike McGowan battles flames in his dorm room after an itinerant cigarette dropped into a trash can in his first floor single on the Wall Street side of Silliman. The flames draw three fire engines.