Open Forum. This evening, Director of Yale Health Paul Genecin, Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway and other University administrators will make themselves available to the student body in a town hall discussion on mental health, withdrawal and readmission policies. The open forum will take place in LC 102 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Telling it like it is. Tonight, Yale for North Korean Human Rights will host three North Korean defectors at an event tonight in LC 101, where they will tell their own stories of life in and escaping from the North Korean regime. Getting information straight from the source is the only way.
National champions. Connecticut has the dubious honor of having the most downloads-per-capita of online dating apps like Tinder, Match, OKCupid and Grindr, according to a study released by AVG Technologies yesterday. Now we’re just waiting for AVG to rank the nation’s college campuses by the same metric.
“You called?” We’re not living in the past, but any time college hockey sites weigh in on Yale and Quinnipiac, it’s hard not to think back to April 2013. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports’ Ryan Lambert (apparently known as the “Puck Daddy”) discussed the two Hockey Haven teams and how they figure into the NCAA tournament and Hobey Baker Award discussions.
The dance continues. Janet Yellen GRD ’71 testified before Congress on Wednesday evening to provide an update on the Federal Bank’s plans to raise interest rates. But the conversation ended up being more of the same from the patient Fed Chair, who hinted at a potentially significant announcement in March.
Nobody’s perfect. Let’s be real, though: Yale’s economics majors tend to gear themselves more toward Goldman Sachs than toward the Fed. Unfortunately for them, the investment bank is starting to figure out that machines are sometimes better at finance than people (soul-less or otherwise). A story in Quartz noted that Goldman’s latest 10-k counts human error as a business risk factor. Oops.
Already nostalgic. The Freshman College Council uploaded a massive album of photos from Saturday’s Freshman Screw last night. As expected, the album was filled with hover hands and awkward smiles (though some did look genuinely happy). It’s all downhill from here, 2018.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1965 A group of Yale professors gathers to discuss the University’s standards for tenure after three history of art professors are dismissed shortly before qualifying.