Super Bowl Solidarity. Twenty-six students from Sandy Hook Elementary School sang “America the Beautiful” during yesterday’s Super Bowl XLVII, marking a touching tribute to the 26 students and faculty members who were killed on Dec. 14 during the Sandy Hook school shootings. The students were joined midway by Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson.
Speaking of the Super Bowl. New Haven’s very own Union Station made a guest appearance last night when it was featured in a local Super Bowl commercial for the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. In the commercial, young singers from the Fairfield County Children’s Choir sang BoDeans’ “Closer to Free” as they participated in a flash mob held in the train station.
Over the weekend, the Yale College Council appointed Andrea Villena ’15 as the new YCC secretary. Villena, who will replace former YCC Secretary Leandro Leviste ’15, said she hopes to carve out a “more comprehensive image of YCC publicity” and keep better track of the YCC’s communication with the student body.
They are the 1 percent. More than half of the 125 students implicated in Harvard’s cheating scandal were asked to withdraw temporarily from the university, Harvard administrators announced on Friday. The decision marked an end to the monthslong investigation that began after nearly half of the 279 students in Government 1310 “Introduction to Congress” were accused of collaboration on their take-home final exam last year.
Play it safe. Three New Haven restaurants — Great Wall on Whalley Avenue, Dee Asian Kitchen and Sahara Middle Eastern Cuisine — failed the city’s most recent round of health inspections, according to the New Haven Independent. Restaurants are ranked on a scale from 1 to 100 and need to receive at least an 80 to pass their inspection.
Budget issues. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to unveil his budget plan on Wednesday, which will detail how he hopes to deal with a projected budget deficit of nearly $2 billion over the next two years. Malloy has said that his plan will not involve any new taxes.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1994 Yale College Dean Richard Brodhead ’68 GRD ’72 creates the Committee on Math Instruction to examine teaching and curricular issues with the University’s introductory math course and how well they prepare students for quantitative or scientific majors.
Clarification: Feb. 4, 2013
There are two “Great Wall” restaurants in New Haven. A previous version of this article did not specify that the Great Wall restaurant that failed the health inspection is located on Whalley Avenue.