In Solidarity. On Saturday, the University will host “In Solidarity: A Benefit Concert for Ebola Crisis Relief.” The event, which will feature performances from groups like Shades, the Alley Cats and the Yale Symphony Orchestra, will take place in Battell Chapel, and proceeds will be donated to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
Golden year. The Law School will be hosting “The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at 50” this weekend to commemorate the 1964 passing of the reform in federal healthcare. Attending the summit will be a series of policymakers and scholars who were also on-hand to construct the initiative all those years ago.
Age-old question. Yesterday, the Yale Alumni Magazine’s website posted a “Throwback Thursday” item revisiting 1994, when David Leonhardt ’94 penned a piece to explore the increasing preference at Yale for off-campus housing. Leonhardt now serves as the managing editor for The New York Times’ Upshot section.
Change the world. An article in the School of Management’s Master of Advanced Management that recapped a talk held by former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond. In it, Diamond alluded to the financial potential of funding growth in Africa, something that writer Tarek Cherif SOM ’15 said was an area of growing focus for the school.
For changing the world. Former president George H.W. Bush ’48 will receive the Robert Schuman Medal from the European Parliament next week, the Associated Press reported last night. A ceremony to present the award will be held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s 1989 destruction.
Poynter appointee. YaleNews announced Dana Goldstein, a Brown graduate and writer at The Marshall Project, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Goldstein will speak next Wednesday as part of a discussion at the Law School.
Dance, dance. Today, A Different Drum kicks off iDance, its fall semester show, and a series of performances by Yale’s top troupes. Promotions for shows by Groove and Rhythmic Blue next week have already begun making rounds online.
HotBox. Tomorrow, Box 63 will be hosting an open bar for all users of the Hotspot app that was launched locally this fall by a group of Yale students.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1969 A ruling issued by the Connecticut Attorney General dismisses the validity of non-municipal police departments, temporarily calling into question the role of the Yale Campus Police.
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