And so it begins. An information session for Studies in Grand Strategy will be held this evening at 6 p.m. in WLH 119. And may the odds be ever in your favor.
The most excellent of sheep. On Tuesday morning, Business Insider published a list of the “22 most successful Yale alumni of all time.” The usual suspects — including former presidents Bill Clinton LAW ’73 and George W. Bush ’68, journalists Fareed Zakaria ’86 and Bob Woodward ’65 — were joined by Elis of newer fame like Allison Williams ’10 and Lupita Nyong’o DRA ’12 in the article.
Can’t have everything. However, all those presidents don’t do much for Yale’s reputation in the tech world, as illustrated by another Business Insider article from this week: “The 20 schools with the most grads at Apple — and Harvard and Yale didn’t make the list.” In that world, San Jose State University is king, with its 1,063 alumni working for the company.
Tech’s time to shine. Away from Apple, Yale techies descended upon the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute’s Demo Day Redux event last night, showcasing ventures like Rally Bus, Tuckerman & Co., Beleaf and wrkIN, which innovate in areas like transportation and herbal tea.
Vogue voyage. A Tuesday night Boston Globe article described the efforts of Yale librarians Lindsay King and Peter Leonard to comb through 100 years of Vogue magazine to identify social trends over a century of the publication. Employing big data-style techniques, King and Leonard analyzed publication style and cultural preferences as catalogued by Vogue’s pages.
Back at the scene of the crime. The Beinecke Library is hosting journalist Michael Blanding, who will discuss his book ‘The Map Thief’ at 4:30 p.m. Blanding’s book tells the story of E. Forbes Smiley III, who made a career out of stealing maps, including those he tore out of books in the Beinecke in 2005.
Fast food. New York Times columnist and Yale Sustainable Food Program director Mark Bittman will be speaking at SSS 114 this evening about his book, “How to Cook Everything Fast: A Bettter Way to Cook Great Food.” Don’t come hungry.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1965 “Americans for Reappraisal of Far Eastern Policy,” an undergraduate committee of American-east Asian policy releases a statement of purpose to call for political settlements with Vietnam and global recognition of communist China.
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