Neither friend nor food. Nemo is coming — this time, not as a clownfish, but as a potentially historic blizzard. The storm is expected to hit New Haven this morning and dump up to 2 feet of snow on the Elm City. In preparation, Yale Dining has adjusted its hours and will serve dinner in the dining halls from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, Shabbat dinner will start one hour early at 6 p.m.

Rainbow nation. Five hundred students are expected to participate in this weekend’s IvyQ Conference, which will draw hundreds of LGBTQ students and allies from across the country to Yale for the weekend. While the second annual LGBTQ GALA reunion was canceled due to severe weather conditions, organizers said IvyQ will continue as planned with minor scheduling changes.

Sex and the Elm City. Cynthia Nixon, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress from the hit television show “Sex and the City,” will be honored during a special concert tonight with the Whiffenpoofs. Nixon will receive the University’s first annual Artists for Equality Award, which is presented to artists who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the LGBTQ community.

Yale’s very own Captain Hammer. Daniel Perez DRA ’13 has been named the winner of the 2013 Buerki Golden Hammer Scenic Technology Award in part for his work in engineering the flying pink cotton candy cloud that Katy Perry rode during her 2011 “California Dreams” tour. Sounds like a teenage dream.

Trashing 007. A stealthy intruder has infiltrated Pierson’s basement and may be there to stay. In recent days, a photo cutout of a smirking and gun-wielding James Bond has been spotted above the label for Pierson’s trash room, appropriately numbered room 007. Who knew James Bond could be so comfortable next to trash?

Fighting fire. A district court judge ruled yesterday against 11 New Haven firefighters who argued that the city had unlawfully denied them potential advancement by failing to comply adequately with the 2009 Ricci v. DeStefano Supreme Court ruling on reverse discrimination.

A strategy shoutout. New York Times columnist and Jackson Institute fellow David Brooks gave a shoutout to “Grand Strategy” yesterday when he mentioned the course — and the lessons he’s learned from Machiavelli — in his weekly column. Glad at least someone is learning.

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