Can you hear them singing? After a strong showing at the Golden Globes, Yale continued its strong run atop the world of entertainment during yesterday’s Grammys: Cello-beatboxer Kevin Olusola ’11 from Pentatonix won the night’s Best Arrangement award. As if the a capella groups on campus needed another reason to break out in spontaneous song…
Let’s go Streep-ing. With the Oscars in two weeks, Yale will soon have a shot at pushing that run of success even further. The Academy announced on Friday that Meryl Streep DRA ’75, a nominee for Best Supporting Actress, will present an award during Feb. 22’s show.
Who cares? Kudos to the student section at Saturday’s basketball game against Harvard. At least part of the Cantabs’ shooting woes can be attributed to the mental rattling doled out by the Bulldog faithful — it all started with the classic “we’d rather read the newspaper than listen to your player intros” stunt before tip-off. Guess which paper they were reading?
Good Story. If it was good enough for our Around the Web Editor’s Pick this week, it’s good enough for this. Saturday’s “Stream of Foreign Wealth Flows to New York Real Estate” launched a five-part New York Times series on the role of shell companies in helping foreign business magnates take over prime Manhattan real estate. With it, former Newsie Louise Story ’03 has made us proud and primed for more of her investigative reporting.
Elementary, my dear Watson. Emma Watson is doing her part to keep the Harry Potter-Yale connection alive and well. In a Sunday tweet, real-life Hermione praised “The Opposite of Loneliness,” the late Marina Keegan’s ’12 universally-lauded anthology. We already knew the book was good, and now Watson’s 16.3 million followers do, too.
The ’Houn is hungry. This afternoon, Calhoun will host Shake Shack Culinary Director Mark Rosati, whose job includes cultivating sustainable practices within the now-publicly traded burger company.
And Morse is thirsty. Meanwhile, Alexis Carra ’03 is the guest of honor at today’s Morse master’s tea. Carra currently stars in ABC’s “Mixology,” which we’re going to assume is about a bar.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 2011 Raymond Clark III, charged with the murder of Annie Le GRD ’13, appears in New Haven court, nearly 17 months after his arrest. Because the case was in the pre-trial stage, a firm timeline for the trial process had yet to be set.