Terrible strategy. Yesterday, students in the infamous, highly selective, fiercely competitive and all-access “Grand Strategy” class received a stern reprimand from professor Jeremy Friedman for not … writing their names on their work. “Also, and I can’t believe I need to say this, whenever you submit something, please remember to put your name on it.” Please. For the sake of Humility.
“Hello, Awesome.” This afternoon, Branford College Master Elizabeth Bradley will host New York Times at-large writer Sarah Lyall ’85 in a Master’s Tea. Once a University News editor for the News, Lyall comes home as living proof that one can, in fact, make a living as a writer. The prodigal daughter returns.
Against the current. Jill Abramson, another (ex-)New York Times journalist, who is gracing an unnamed university up north, signed a book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster for roughly $1 million. In it, Abramson will discuss the the future of news media, something she might know a thing or two about.
Food. A Tuesday article on CBSNews.com walked readers through a quiz designed to reveal whether or not they are “food addicts.” Based on a study by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, the quiz contains questions like “How often do you find yourself consuming certain foods even though you are no longer hungry?” You probably shouldn’t take the quiz during midterm season.
Drink. But what is food without something to wash it down? WTNH.com profiled another Yale study — this one on the effects of binge drinking in college on potential long-term alcohol abuse. You probably shouldn’t read the story in the immediate aftermath of midterm season.
Right on cue. Morse held a “Pub Night” event in its dining hall last night, without actually serving alcohol. At the same time, its buttery announced that it would begin serving smoothies. Morse always keeps things clean.
A sticky situation. A Post-It Note Campaign in support of creating an Asian-American Studies department at Yale kicks off at 11 a.m. outside Commons. There, students can write their thoughts on (what else?) post-it notes.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 2001 New Haven police arrest two people at Union Station for carrying the drug PCP.