A tale of two states. New York Magazine published a piece titled “What’s the Matter With Connecticut?” exploring how “Connecticut has somehow managed to become both the richest and worst economy in America.” The article cited Connecticut’s status as the country’s most unequal state, where the average one percenter earns 41 times what the average 99 percenter does. “And what’s worse, America has started to look more and more like Connecticut,” the piece said.
YaleTube. Youtube sensations Sam Tsui ’11 and Kurt Schneider ’10 are rehashing their bright college years in a new movie “College Musical,” based on their web series. A screening of their film, which was shot on campus, is being held tonight in Linsly-Chittenden Hall. The premise involves the relatable experience of a college student in love with his teaching assistant.
Business in the front… Party in Welch! Freshmen in Welch Hall A11 distributed business cards advertising their suite. The black and red cards read 6IX, a stylized version of the number six and the Roman numeral equivalent of the number nine. The back was left blank so that details of events could be written, according to one proud member of the sextet, Marc Bielas ’18.
Cupcakes for Clinton. Former President Bill Clinton dropped by Katalina’s Bakery, a bakeshop on Whitney Avenue, after an appearance at a New Haven fundraiser for Gov. Dannel Malloy’s upcoming campaign. Clinton met with the store’s owner, Katalina Riegelmann, along with Malloy, Mayor Toni Harp ARC ’78, and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 and Chris Murphy. Riegelmann said Clinton ordered a vegan carrot-cake cupcake and a vegan coconut lime cupcake.
Dessert for dinner. The Yale Club of San Francisco is hosting a Chocolate Tour of their city this week. Alums will be dining on chocolates “from abstract artisanal chocolate bars to dairy & gluten free superfood truffles, from Japanese ganache delicacies to Swiss Fleur de Sel caramels” according to an event description.
Eyes on the prize. Harvard freshmen responded to a class-wide survey from The Crimson with 42 percent stating they expect to make a starting salary of $70,000 or more after college. According to The Crimson, students who said they plan to concentrate in economics were more likely to expect a high starting salary than their counterparts studying government.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1942 The Glee Club holds a final Sing on the New Haven Green featuring war tunes.
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