How sweet it is. A new Facebook page dedicated to honoring sauce popped up on Yalies’ newsfeeds yesterday. “Yale Condiments,” a cute play on popular Facebook page “Yale Compliments,” racked up 45 friends as of Monday evening and had already complimented three sauces, including Heinz ketchup, Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce and Yale Dining’s tartar sauce.

Bulldog takes DC. Yalies are climbing the ranks in the nation’s capital. University alumna Elisse Walter ’71 was appointed yesterday by President Barack Obama as the next chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She graduated from Yale with a degree in mathematics and has previously served as a vice president for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

To infinity and beyond. After some technical difficulties, economics professor William Nordhaus dramatically began his “Intermediate Macroeconomics” lecture yesterday with the “Star Wars” theme song. When he was done, the entire class applauded.

Going digital. The Junior Class Council has created a campuswide calendar to help Yalies sync Undergraduate Career Services events to their iCal or Google Calendar accounts. Job hunting has never been so easy!

Celebrating faculty. Yale College Dean Mary Miller will hold an annual dinner tonight to celebrate the eight junior faculty members who received the Greer, Heyman and Poorvu Family awards this year. Each prize includes funding for additional research.

We’re fifth? Yale came in fifth among U.S. colleges in a new rankings study that tested students according to their cognitive abilities. The study, performed by the website Luminosity — which aims to improve cognitive abilities through online games — gathered data from its 30 million registered members.

Difficult times. Propark America, the company that operates 31 parking garages and lots in New Haven, will lay off 186 workers at its facilities in the Elm City. The layoffs are scheduled to begin next year on Jan. 20, though the company said it does not play to eliminate any employees.

Pizza party. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, the popular New Haven pizza restaurant, is opening a new place in West Hartford, Conn.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1936 Yalies return after leaving for one night to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with their families. Some students complain that Yale should have given Yalies the entire weekend off.