Save our trees! University officials originally wanted to remove 18 maple trees on Prospect Street along the Grove Street Cemetery wall, but instead will remove only seven trees in the most “fragile” condition, the New Haven Register reported. In their place, the University will plant nine new trees and a bunch of bulbs, too.

IvyGate is still around? The New York Times published an article Thursday examining how social media is changing the ways college students go out. “Pregames often are single sex, with men playing beer pong or video games, and women drinking vodka sodas or a peach-flavored Champagne called André and refusing to head out until they have captured the perfect photo, which they promptly post to Instagram and Facebook.” The article got in trouble, though, when IvyGate pointed out that the Cornell students named weren’t actually real students: as it turned out, they were underage students with fake IDs who had lied about their names.

Still going? There’s a bit of a shakeup underway at Mohegan Sun, where former CEO Jeffrey Hartmann is out and over 300 employees will be laid off, according to The New London Day. Mohegan will shut down Birches, a tribe-owned restaurant, and close its keno operation. Foxwoods has no plans for layoffs.

Getting noticed. On Thursday, Slate published an article by Law School professor Emily Bazelon ’93 LAW ’00 examining the potential for New Haven’s education reform efforts to succeed.

Isn’t he, like, famous? Legenadary (?) Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michael Bolton had to cancel a concert in Trumbull, Conn., last weekend due to lagging ticket sales. It’s costing the town $75,000 in cancellation fees.

Yale is a sexy place. We’re not sure whom they talked to, but people at Playboy published an infographic this week that ranked Yale as one of the nation’s best schools for student sex life.

Resolved. Republican candidates will get top billing on election ballots this November, Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Statute said the party which received the most votes in the last gubernatorial race gets the top spot. Even though Democrat Dannel Malloy won the race, some of his votes came from the Working Families Party, so the Republicans ultimately tallied the most votes.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1969 NHPD arrest 50 to 60 black New Haven youths, including Glenn DeChabert ’70, the moderator of BSAY.