Trading voices for votes. For all the canvassing efforts that unfolded on campus to get out the vote, perhaps the most effective means of driving people to the polls would have been teasing the preseve of the Yale a capella groups that showed up at City Hall to serenade voters.

In our element. As polling booths across the states sent in their numbers, Ivy Leaguers nationwide celebrated electoral success. Among Tuesday’s winners: Harvard/Dartmouth grad Bruce Rauner,  former Cantab Tom Cotton and Elizabeth Etsy LAW ’85.

Whaling season. As the Whaling Crew’s winter clothing campaign wraps up today, plans for its first hockey season event were unveiled last night. The superfan student group announced its Hockey Opener Whalegate for Friday afternoon before the men’s hockey team takes the ice against Clarkson in its home season opener.

Decoding consulting. Today, the Junior Class Council will continue its series of post-graduate career panels, picking a crowd favorite: consulting. A video conference setup will allow interested students to interact with the New York-based consultants, who are expected to provide candid peeks behind the curtain.

Best of the (third) best. Yesterday, Business Insider published a list of “16 Incredibly Impressive Students at Princeton.” The article included a senior who founded an app named “nofomo,” a piano-playing prodigy and the NCAA’s top-ranked hammer thrower.

Suburban living. The Huffington Post’s online College Magazine published a piece yesterday championing  suburban colleges over those in cities like New Haven. We’re not quite convinced.

Prescient Preston. Author Richard Preston will be hosting a talk at the Whitney Humanities Center today on the subject on everyone’s mind: Ebola. Having penned “The Hot Zone” about the roots of the virus over 20 years ago, Preston deserves credit for beating the ongoing mainstream media craze by a longshot.

Classy outside class. Today, the School of Music is hosting a Lunchtime Chamber Music event in Sprague Memorial Hall. Though it remains unclear whether or not guests can actually bring in lunch to enjoy with the performance, it’s bound to be an enjoyably enlightening one.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 2013 Toni Harp ARC ’78 is elected Mayor of New Haven, succeeding 20-year incumbent John DeStefano and becoming the city’s first female mayor.

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