Tips for Life After Yale

The discussion panel hosted by Dean Mary Miller and guest Ellen Susman took place on Wednesday, September 24, 2010 at Rosenfeld Hall as part of UCS’s Life After Yale series. Although I don’t think the particular question of how to balance work and a family was centrally addressed, I found the panel to be extremely interesting and useful in putting our time at Yale into perspective.

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Bulldog Buzz Week of 9/26: Dumplings, Archeology, and Pakistan Relief

TAS will hold its classic Dumpling Night this Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m. in the AACC. This semester, the group plans to serve a total of 4000 handmade dumplings as well as boba tea. The cost is $5 a person with a portion of the profits going toward the Pakistan flood relief efforts. TAS also invites anyone interested in making dumplings to stop by on Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. at the AACC. If you want a visual guide on how to make dumplings, check out APA Blog pics from the previous Dumpling Night here!

This Thursday, eminent archaeologists will mingle with EAST-junkie undergrads in Luce Hall, as scholars from both sides of the Atlantic convene for the Perspective on Liao international conference. Bringing together thirty years of research on China’s Liao dynasty, the conference will move to the city on Saturday after new findings on Buddhist patronage and funereal rituals are aired in an unprecedentedly cosmopolitan setting.

Pakistan Relief Concert: Help Can’t Wait
— To assist those ravaged by natural disaster in Pakistan, the Yale College Dean’s Office teamed up with Yalies for Pakistan, the Muslim Students Association, and various other student organization, to host the Pakistan Relief Concert in Woosley Hall on Saturday Night. The concert featured many Yale performance groups and raised an impressive $11,000 for the charity groups Karachi Relief, UNICEF, and the Red Cross.

Liberry is officially closed: Formerly New Haven’s only frozen yogurt establishment, Liberry has been replaced by what looks to be a new burger joint. Business at Liberry was never stellar, but was hurt significantly since last month’s opening of FroyoWorld across the street, which draws hundreds of customers everyday and remains packed even on weekdays.

An official overhaul of the International Studies major is currently underway, shortly following a $50 million donation from John Jackson ’67 this past April. The funds were used to build the new Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. The new major, “Global Affairs,” will be a standalone major, unlike IS, which could only be taken as a double major. Efforts to increase the prestige of the program and to make faculty resources more available to students may result in limited enrollment.

Asian American Hip Hop Group Hits #2 on ITunes

Asian American hip hop took new strides as the single, “Like a G6” (featuring Cataracs & Dev) by the Far East Movement, moved up to #2 on Itunes Charts and #10 on Billboard. The group, also known as FM, consists of members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif and DJ Virman, who represent multiple generations of the Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Japanese backgrounds. We give them props for their success in the American music industry, which is breaking new ground in the world of Asian American hip hop.

Keep supporting FM and their music!

Bulldog Buzz Week of 9/19: Lettuce, vows, and community college

Opening the Gateway: Soon Yalies will have to share New Haven with approximately 14,000 new students with the completion of Gateway Community College in September 2012. Gateway’s soon-to-be 380,000-square-foot campus is currently under construction at 2-20 Church St.

The Taiwanese American Students (TAS) had their Family Wedding Night on Thursday September 16, in which TAS couples wrote mad-lib vows (I promise to tickle you with all my toes), exchanged Ring Pop rings, and took their first pictures as man and wife (sometimes woman and wife…). Afterwards, they embarked on a frenzied search for their children, compromising their dignity (eg, yelling Pikachu in the hopes of hearing an “I choose you”) in order to make their families complete.

Salad bars are back! After several complaints about the disappearance of salad bars as part of a pilot program in six dining halls this year, Yale Dining has reinstated salad bars in Commons and several residential colleges. The pre-made salads are still served as an option alongside the traditional salad bar. The Facebook event, “I would like a salad bar please!”, created by Maddie Oliver ES ’13, had 802 members as of Monday night.

The 10th Annual International Opportunities Fair will take place this Friday, September 24, from 1-3pm in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. Last year, over 600 Yalies attended the fair to explore their study abroad, internships and volunteer opportunities abroad, and Yale academic options.  A full list of participants is available on the CIE web site.

Early on Sunday morning, three men were involved in a shootout on the corner of College and Crown streets. There were two reported injuries, neither of them life threatening. One arrest was made (of the apparent victim), although the unidentified gunman has still not been found. As a response, police say they are tightening the security around Crown Street to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

The Angel of Saigon

Betty Tisdale (fourth from left) posing with students at the Morse Master's Tea on Thursday.

“You can’t accept ‘no’” said Betty Tisdale, at the Morse Master’s Tea on Thursday, September 16.

This small, grandmotherly lady is tougher than she looks.

Whether she’s calling government officials’ mothers or dressing up as a steward to secretly collect food for orphans in Vietnam, Betty Tisdale stopped at nothing to do all she could to help the helpless.

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Dining Hall Quest… Continued!

Last semester, the APA Blog staff started a quest to eat at every dining hall at Yale. This week’s installment – new Morse! Needless to say, we were pretty impressed with the cleanliness and architecture of the recntly renovated college (and the supercool drink machines).

We also had two guests, sophomore Lucia Tang ES ’12 and freshman Ana Calabano PC ’14 (who, unfortunately, had to leave early and isn’t in the below photo. But we’ll see her next time!). Expect to see some of their posts soon!

Submit to Yale PostSecret: Confessions on Race, Identity, and Culture!

What’s your secret?

AASAHillel, and BSAY are sponsoring Yale PostSecret: Confessions on Race, Identity, and Culture, a community art project. Your secrets will be displayed in an art exhibition and serve as the basis for a cross-cultural discussion later on.

Upload any file (image or PDF) you would want to submit to http://www.yaleaasa.org/postsecret.

Please respect the anonymity of this project and use no names. We want to see Yale’s artistic talent!

Girls Girls Girls*

Raise your hands if you’ve heard this one before: A young, bright-eyed freshman for whom rushing sororities was the last thing on her mind when she first arrived in college stumbles into a GIM and is  suddenly struck by the very astonishing epiphany, “hey, sororities at Yale are so totally different and not stereotypical!”

While the above statement is true (and its introduction awkwardly structured) in many ways, it’s also not the whole story.

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