Twin brothers Mike and Alex Faherty are not your typical beach bums. Mike Faherty spent seven years as a designer at Ralph Lauren; Alex worked as an investment banker before becoming a vice president at a private equity firm. Yet, having grown up in the coastal town of Manasquan, N.J., their favorite childhood memories were made at the shore: navigating the waves atop a surfboard or paddleboard, and holding summer barbeques at their laid-back family home.
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The latest blow stuck by Hurricane Sandy? Say goodbye to decorum, to civility, to gentility. We’re not even a full 24 hours into the crisis and the Yale Club of New York City has suspended its dress code.
The Yale Daily News reports that earlier today, VP Linda Lorimer emailed the Eli community and announced that any students stranded at Grand Central are now welcome in the main lounge and grill room, and they’ve also got rooms for rent. (Though that’s not gonna be free, kiddos.) For anyone concerned that his Williamsburg-friendly hipster weekend-wear might result in his being turned away at the door, fear not:
Lorimer added that the “dress code is not in effect at this time.”
Until this summer, the Yale Club did not even allow denim inside its hallowed premises (though it’s typically limited to the more casual rooms and still must be “neat, clean, and in good repair”).
The rest of you lot–Harvard snobs, UPenn riffraff, Princeton unfortunates–are on your own.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE IVY
In the event you haven’t heard, there’s a big hullabaloo over who’s going to be the next President of this subjectively important office, and New York Times readers are on it.
“I do a talk on Tina Turner,” Yale doctoral candidate Madison Moore told The Observer recently, “and I wear a fringed skirt and bust out some Tina moves.”
Mr. Moore is in the American studies department at Yale, and, if you must ask, he is preparing a dissertation on “fierceness.”
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It’s an annual tradition in the art world: the Yale Center for British Art holds a summer tea in New York to announce its upcoming exhibition season.
Amid the crumpets and collectors gathered in the London Hotel’s second-floor tea room, Director Amy Meyers welcomed all to the “wonderful summer fete” and kicked off the lineup. Read More
In this week’s New York cover profile of James Franco, Sam Anderson explores (among many other things) James Franco’s interest in queer theory.
“When Franco mentioned to me, via e-mail, that he was leaning toward going to Yale for his Ph.D., the faculty member he singled out was Michael Warner,” Anderson writes. Warner Read More
Marilyn Manson takes on the role of fine artist, a Velazquez parades as basement junk, and Louis Vuitton purses and porn are reconfigured into fine art with varying results. This week in art news: Come as you’re not!
1. Ukranian Billionaire Selects Art-Prize Nominees
Victor Punchuk’s PinchukArtCentre announced the nominees for his Read More
People and New York both seem to believe that future Yalien James Franco will be teaching undergraduates as a PhD student this fall. However, as Yale’s Bullblog points out, this appears unlikely–first-year grad students don’t teach, and second-years only get to sit in lectures looking attentive.
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