Oh, Snap. We wish we were announcing the return of the Yale Campus Story to Snapchat. That’s not the case, unfortunately, but the recent creation of a geotag — “New Haven,” adorned by Harkness Tower’s silhouette — for all your disappearing photos and videos just might suffice as a consolation prize. Apparently, Elm City pride is a thing now.
Debate update. Yesterday, we wrote about a crew of Yale debaters as they took on opponents from Harvard, Brown and Morehouse for the U.S. Universities Debating Championship title. And after press time, the good guys came out on top. Congrats. Not that we expected anything less.
The rich get richer. Tuesday’s Stamford Advocate included an article about discussions between Bridgewater Associates and various town officials, as the hedge fund prepares to relocate its headquarters from Westport, Conn., to Stamford. Bridgewater seems to have brought numerous demands to the negotiating table. And you know they’re going to get what they want. It’s Bridgewater.
What Hillary wants. In a *truly* captivating display of journalistic doggedness, The New York Times’ Upshot team dove deep to analyze the — wait for it — ingredients of a burrito bowl ordered by Hillary Clinton LAW ’73. We know she just officially declared for the 2016 election, but come on.
What’s new with Newman? With major figures like Clinton dominating headlines these days, though, one might forget that Yale still counts legends like Paul Newman DRA ’54 among its famed alumni. Trailers for “Winning,” a documentary about the actor’s career racing cars off-screen, have been making rounds online this week, reminding us of Newman’s victorious ways.
No driver necessary. Looking to the future of policing, GovTech.com wrote Tuesday about Connecticut Senate Bill 974, which requires that state and local police obtain warrants before dispatching surveillance drones to aid in criminal investigations.
The Golden Rule. In anticipation of upcoming Take Back the Night events, the Communication and Consent Educators and the Yale Women’s Center are joining forces to host “Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other” over dinner in the Davenport dining hall this evening. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1927 The University lands $9.5 million in preliminary gifts and pledges toward its Endowment Fund Drive — seeking to raise a total of $20 million — before the drive’s official launch. Nearly 3,000 Yale graduates are involved in the initial push.