Happy belated. Though Yale officially celebrated its 313th birthday on Oct. 9, the festivities were delayed until today. A series of open houses and tours will culminate in a celebration on Cross Campus, featuring remarks from President Peter Salovey. The Citations, a graduate school a capella group, will also perform at the ceremony.

Into the spotlight. Each of the four alumni who received the Graduate School of Arts and Science’s Wilbur Cross Medals will present a guest lecture on Tuesday. The winners — Eric Fossum GRD ’84, Thomas Holt GRD ’73, Kristin Luker GRD ’74 and Edmund Phelps GRD ’59 — will speak on a variety of topics, ranging from entrepreneurship to policy on contraceptives and abortion.

Channeling Chipotle. Yesterday, the Saybrook dining hall replaced its traditional lunchtime offerings with a fully-stocked burrito bar. The change was part of a new “Monday Madness” program that the dining hall’s staff is piloting to attract students from busier locations like Berkeley and Trumbull, which are filled to capacity on weekday afternoons.

Stern speaker. Todd Stern, the Department of State’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, will speak on national and global efforts to combat environmental issues this afternoon in the Law School auditorium. The Dartmouth College graduate will accept questions from students digitally leading up to the 4:30 p.m. event.

Green money. Continuing the theme, members from the Energy Solutions Fund team will be holding an information session immediately before the Stern talk. The $100,000 fund will be used to support student ideas for energy conservation and cost reduction at Yale.

Cultured columnist. New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas will participate in events both today and tomorrow, starting with a dinner and discussion at the AACC this evening. Giridharadas left a job a McKinsey & Company before joining the Times to write his “Admit One” Arts & Design column.

Limber up. The dance and theater studies departments will continue their collaborative efforts with the Yale Undergraduate Ballet Company to host technique classes for students looking to become more graceful.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY
1952 Students participate in a straw poll to simulate the year’s presidential and United States senatorial elections. Among those on the ballot was Prescott Bush ’44, who became a senator for Connecticut soon thereafter.

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