That voice. Maiya Sykes ’02 debuted on The Voice this week with a soulful cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” All four judges hit their buzzers before the song was half over. The 36-year-old Yale graduate is an Los Angeles based singer. Sykes was in Saybrook college and majored in Political Science and African and Afro-American Studies.

A Medical Musical. Sheldon Campbell, an associate professor in the School of Medicine, has been teaching a class through song. During “Medical Microbiology,” Campbell led the class in renditions of “When the Saints Go Marching In” retitled “When the Ticks Go Marching In” with lyrics adapted for the course material. Campbell played guitar as accompaniment. His other hits include “Tuberculosis,” “What Shall We Do With the Infected Patient,” and “Fungi, Come Again No More.”

#Selfie Yale-New Haven Hospital was named #41 on the Top 100 Social Media Friendly Hospitals for 2014. The list, from, evaluated over 800 hospitals this year based on Facebook and Twitter statistics. Yale-New Haven received a score of 78.1 and came in at #41. The #1 hospital was, not surprisingly, the Mayo Clinic.

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody. Wednesday was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday. Happy birthday to the writer whose works spawned decades of Brooks Brothers apparel.

A light in the dark. Pi Phi’s annual Highlight party was held last night at Toad’s. Proceeds benefited The Literacy Fund.

Starry starry night. Graduate students took a break from the library on Wednesday night to go stargazing. At an event sponsored by McDougal Grad Student Life at Yale, graduate students attended a show at the planetarium of Leitner Observatory followed by stargazing. “It’s going to be star-mazing,” the event description read.

Thriving. The Office of Student Health Promotion and Wellness at Dartmouth has started a program entitled “Thriving@Dartmouth.” The program, which is in its pilot stage at the moment, tackles stress management, diet and sleep habits, and other health topics.

Sorority sister Ginsburg. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  spoke at her alma mater Cornell, where she received her undergraduate degree in government, this week. While on campus, Ginsburg was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1938 A hurricane hits Yale and damages property.

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