Fake moustache. On Monday morning, many students woke to a prank email supposedly sent by University President Peter Salovey, announcing that one of the two new residential colleges would be named “G.W. Bush College” after George W. Bush ’68. The News regrets omitting the option from its Up for Discussion series on the subject last fall.
Wham. Basking in the immediate aftermath of their tap season, the Whiffenpoofs will host Whiff Jam 2015 tonight at BAR Pizza, open to the entire Yale community. With free admission, the event will include an open bar and samplings from the group’s upcoming full-length CD.
O Captain. The Freshman Class Council closed applications for Freshman Olympics residential college captains last night. We would’ve swapped out the application’s questions (i.e., “How would you contribute?” and “What ideas do you have?”) for something more along the lines of “How hard can you throw a dodgeball?”
Baby Bain? Mini McKinsey? Open to parents in the University community, this afternoon’s Summer Day Camp & Programs Fair at Yale will lay out a number of options to keep the children of faculty and staff occupied, post-Commencement.
Pound-for-pound champ. Forbes Magazine’s annual article on the world’s richest people profiled 16 billionaires from Connecticut, including (everyone’s favorite) Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio. With Dalio’s other, very powerful friends, the Nutmeg State boasts the nation’s highest number of billionaires-per-capita, though most of them are Greenwich financiers. Is anyone surprised?
Not quite billionaires. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal took on the everyman’s issue that is student contribution to financial aid packages in a recent point-counterpoint style article. We found the piece’s breakdown of a typical college student’s day — notably his or her ability to sleep for more than 8 hours — fairly interesting.
Going the extra mile. A post on the University’s Facebook page yesterday linked to a gallery of the School of Architecture’s famous trips around the globe. The photos feature students directly in front of the buildings and cities they study in textbooks, spanning Boston, Beijing and everywhere between and beyond.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 2013 A brawl just outside Toad’s Place on York Street forces police to use Tasers at the scene. One man with mace spray on his face proceeds to punch and shatter a window at Yorkside Pizza next door.