February 28, 2009

Not Spring Just Yet

Looks like Spring Break doesn't mean sun for Vassar. A severe weather alert is in effect for Poughkeepsie. From weather.com:

"WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR 7 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. SNOW WILL DEVELOP FROM SOUTH TO NORTH SUNDAY NIGHT...AND LAST THROUGH MUCH OF MONDAY. THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH... MAY CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...WHICH WOULD CONSIDERABLY REDUCE THE VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS."

Hopefully conditions will be ok in time for leaving later in the week.

Umm, wasn't it 61 degrees yesterday?

More Of Thunderheist

A Message About Mr. Vassar

From the coordinators of Mr. Vassar:

"What do all these things have in common: Brian Kim Jong-il, The Puerto Rican Jumping Bean, The Emperor Pain-Guinator, Jaysus Cameron, Slumdawg Killionaire, George of the RUMBLE, Optimus Crime and Morning Wood?

Come to Mr.Vassar tonight at 8pm in UpC to find out!"

Check it out tonight!

Davison Making Progress

The Misc posted this clip last night of the inside of Davison. It looks like some of the rooms are close to being finished and according to someone in the video, the project is on schedule and on budget.


Progress continues in the renovation of Davision House from The Miscellany News on Vimeo.

Pictures From Flashback

Here are some pictures from Flashback last night, courtesy of Noah Fowler '09. Check back soon for more exclusive pictures and clips.

February 27, 2009

MGMT Suing Sarkozy And Santogold Changing Her Name...Huh?

Two interesting stories from two Wesleyan-educated indie pop acts...

According to the LA Times, Santogold announced the other week that she will be changing her name to Santigold (with an "I"). The name change came after an 80s "cult artist" named Santo Gold sued her.

Also, according to BBC News yesterday, MGMT, who almost opened for M.I.A. at Vassar last year, is suing French President Nicholas Sarkozy for using their song "Kids" during a campaign. Sarkozy's camp issued an apology, but the group says it isn't enough.

Photo via Free Williamsburg.

Before Flashback...

Since Flashback doesn't start until 11pm tonight, you'll have plenty of time to stop by NoViCE's show at 7. It will be in the mediation room of the library. Chances are it's not the most unusual thing that's ever been done in there.

NoViCE tonight at 7pm in the Meditation Room. Featuring GRAHAM LAMBKIN & JASON LESCALLEET, WEYES BLUHD, and DREAMWARRIOR.

Flashback! Thunderheist! Tonight!

We've barely recovered from Seven Deadly Sins, but Flashback is tonight! ViCE Music and ViCE Special Events are teaming up for the party of the semester.

11pm in the Villard Room.
DJ Party Fowl and DJ Olmec will be opening. Thunderheist will be on at 12:30. DJ Respire will be closing.


thunderheist - jerk it from thatgo on Vimeo.

Do. Not. Miss. This.

This Weekend On Campus

Here's our weekly list of events worth checking out. Email madsvassar@gmail.com for publicity.

Friday
ViCE Film League presents High School Musical 3, 7pm Blodgett
NoViCE Show, 7pm Mediation Room (library). Featuring Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet, Weyes Bluhd, and Dreamwarrior.
Flashback, 11pm Villard Room. Featuring DJ Party Fowl, DJ Olmec, DJ Respire, and Thunderheist.

Saturday
ViCE Film League presents High School Musical 3, 7pm Blodgett
Bardavon 2009, 8pm Bardavon Opera House
Mr. Vassar, 8pm UpC
CBS "Inferno" Mug Night, 10pm Mug
VC PUNX show, 10pm secret location (email vcpunx@gmail.com to find out where). Featuring The Shakes, Whack, and Buffalo Drive.

Sunday
Bardavon 2009, 3pm Bardavon Opera House

Separated At Birth

Left: The recently re-designed Misc front page. Right: Middlebury's Campus newspaper. Just sayin'.

February 26, 2009

Wondering What This Is?

Grhyzzly has a new art installation in the residential quad that you've probably been wondering about. "Yellow, Blue and Red" is Rhys Bambrick '11's latest work, made of polyester ribbon and wood supports.

Grhyzzly has taken to his blog to explain the project:
"This sculpture began as my attempt to sculpturally express myself in an abstract expressionist manner. I had a vision of creating a object in the same way a painter paints expressively and abstractly; I had no intention of representing form in any sense, but merely wanted to make expressive marks on a three-dimensional canvas. I placed ribbons—each measuring essentially my wingspan (as much as I could reach each time)— on this wooden frame, considering each strand’s appearance and relation to other strands. I tried to capture the emotions of the production in each stroke of ribbon. I also considered invoking a feeling of weightlessness with upward, optimistic strokes and a jarringly colorful scheme."

Founder's Day Theme Chosen!

This just in: The Founder's Day theme is Nintendo!!!

It wasn't our first choice, but we're sure it will be good! Or we'll just be too busy to notice. Think they'll show the Super Mario Brothers movie?

Celeb Sighting!

Vassar trustee and actress Lisa Kudrow was spotted in the Retreat moments ago. She is on campus for a Board of Trustees meeting this weekend.

After Hours Tonight

Stop by the Mug tonight to watch student singer-songwriters Kristen Tivey, Joanna Hamer, and Isaac Krull perform for ViCE After Hours.

Tonight in the Mug at 9pm!

Update:
Be sure to stick around after After Hours for 90s Night featuring DJ Asslaughter. 12-3am.

February 25, 2009

On Tomorrow's Cover

Here are the big stories for tomorrow's Misc:

Update on the economy's effect on Vassar
Arlington businesses face tough economic times
NYU protests raise important issues for Vassar
Vassarions put on hip hop theater with local students

80s Night Tonight

Here's a message from DJ Levar and DJ Timespace:

"it's wednesday. it's 80s night. DJ LEVAR and DJ TIMESPACE shaking your coconuts until the nut comes off from 11-2 in the mug.



would i say something that wasn't true? 80s night. join the facebook group to post requests!"

Check it out tonight in the Mug!

Professor Weighs In On Chris Brown

It's about time! A Vassar professor is finally speaking up about the Chris Brown / Rihanna drama of two weeks ago. Here is what Professor Kiese Lamon wrote on his blog about the ordeal:

"Call me a sucker all you want, but a grown ass Nigga, should never, ever, ever strike a weaker woman, no matter how 'crazy' she is. And we all know how likely we are to call a woman 'crazy' when she simply gets tired of being played. I ain’t trying to get no feminist points either. Fact is that that we need to treat men who beat or strike women the same way our community sadly treats gay and/or closeted black men. Make dumb blogs about Mr. Beat Her being a closet beater. Whisper behind the back of Mr. Beat Her just loud enough so he can hear you. When you’re boy does some ill shit tomorrow, mock him by saying, 'Yo, you acting real Beat Her right now. I’m serious.' And if you’re really brave and versed in some form or martial arts, maybe slap Mr. Beat Her’s neck fat and ask him, 'How that neck feel, son?' ”

Click here to see Kiese's full post.

Strong Joins The Blogosphere

The latest group on campus to create a blog is Strong house. Strong debuted its new blog today in honor of All College Day.

The blog has a question and response type format, with the bloggers posting questions and allowing readers to respond through comments. The questions all involve women and leadership at Vassar.

"This blog is a project started by Strong House in attempt to create dialogue about the ways in which women engage in leadership roles on campus," the site's mission statement states.

Some quick facts from the Strong house team:
  • The past five VSA presidents have been men.
  • Over the past three years 26 House Presidents have been elected and only 6 have been women. This includes Strong House which guaranteed three of those seats would be women.
  • Over the past three years only 2 of a possible 12 Class President positions have been filled by women.
Check out Strong's new blog here.

Hot Item...Vintage Sweaters

Today is your chance to get vintage sweaters from the the 1940s-1970s at very reasonable prices. Hannah Tatar '12's father will be on campus today selling sweaters from his company, Ohio Knitting Mills in the Jewett Parlor from 4-6pm.

The mill was founded in 1928 and after WWII, the company started saving and storing all of its sweater designs. "We’ve opened this time capsule, and offer to you our collection of perfectly preserved American fashion and industrial craftsmanship," states the company's website. All of the items on sale have never been worn and appear just as they did decades ago when they were stored away.

Check out the Contrast blog for more information.

February 24, 2009

All College Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow's All College Day will be taking over Main and the College Center with lots of events worth attending. Here is the official schedule:

Mural Project
10am-6pm, CC North Atrium

Voices 2001-2008 featuring previous murals
4:30-6pm, opening reception in Palmer Gallery
(on display until March 3rd)

Soup and Substance: "Beyond Hearing"
12pm-1:30-m, Faculty Commons

Community Gathering
3pm-6pm, CC and Villard Room

Jazz Night Tonight

Tonight is ViCE Jazz's last show before break. Be sure to check it out!

Tonight's show features The Hobie Fuerstman Project, a Vassar jazz combo featuring:
Luke Leavitt '12, Brett Wishart '12, Chris Connors '12, Kristen Tivey '12, Rosy Russo '12,Eliza Waldman '12, Andi Sharavsky '11, and Hobie Fuerstman '09.

Tonight. 10:30 In The Mug.

Remember...every Tuesday is jazz night in the Mug.

Mr. Vassar Contestants Announced

The contestants for Mr. Vassar have been announced! They are:

Class of 2012: Adam Steel and Sam Stites
Class of 2011: Brian Kim and Candido Diaz
Class of 2010: Kartik Naram and Ezra Roth
Class of 2009: Jon Read and Hobie Fuerstman

Come see these guys compete on Saturday at 8pm in the Villard Room. The theme is Wrestle Mania. Tickets are $1.

February 23, 2009

Forum On The Economy Tomorrow

From the VSA:

On Tuesday, February 24, at 8:30pm in Sanders Classroom, we will be hosting a discussion on the College’s financial situation. Leading the conversation will be Cappy; Rachel Kitzinger, Dean of Planning and Academic Affairs; and Jon Chenette, Dean of the Faculty. This will be a very important update on the financial standing of the College, how things have changed since the beginning of the school year, and how students will be affected by these changes. Please make every effort to be there.

February 24

8:30pm

Sanders Classroom

From The Top Of Main

We were just sent some pictures from a place on campus that you may never get to see...until now. This set of photos shows the attic of Main building and the view from the roof.

We're loving the graffiti from the 1880s.

Click the link to see more!

Special thanks to Tim Guarino from CIS for the photos. Also, be sure to check out his pictures from inside of the Davison construction project.

It's Cappy's Birthday


Today is Cappy's birthday! Happy Birthday, Cappy!

Other celebrities born on this day include W.E.B. DuBois, Peter Fonda, and Dakota Fanning.

Vassar At The Oscars


No love for Meryl Streep '71 or Anne Hathaway at tonight's Academy Awards. We were also disappointed that M.I.A. didn't perform for "O Saya." Oh well.

A Vassar connection that we didn't realize until the telecast - documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who spoke at Vassar last week, directed the segment that aired before the documentary awards tonight.

Four of our five predictions came true. Not bad.

Click here
to see the full list of winners. What do you think of the results?

February 22, 2009

And The Oscar Goes To...

This is the first year that we made an effort to see all of the big Oscar contenders. Here are our predictions.

Actor in a Leading Role:
Should win: Mikey Rourke (The Wrestler). This was our favorite film of Winter Break. Plus you have to love Mickey's comeback story.

Will win: Sean Penn (Milk). He gave an amazing performance and completely transformed into Harvey Milk.

Actor in a Supporting Role:
Should win: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight). Ledger's last role deserves recognition. A haunting and important performance.

Will win: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight). We can't imagine the Academy denying this final tribute to an extraordinary actor.

Actress in a Leading Role:
Should win: Kate? To be honest, we only saw 1 of these 5 performances. That was Meryl in Doubt, but she has a history of getting nominated and not winning. Kate gave two stellar performances last year and deserves recognition.

Will win: Again, we're thinking Kate Winslet (The Reader), but we're not so sure about this one.

Actress in a Supporting Role:
Should win: Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona). She doesn't come in until at least half way through the movie, but she definitely steals the scenes she's in. At the same time, Marisa Tomei was great in The Wrestler as a past-her-prime stripper.

Will win: Viola Davis (Doubt). She's gotten a lot of buzz for her so-called scene-stealing ten minutes in the film. We weren't so convinced.

Best Picture:
Should win: Milk. You're not going to agree with this, but we don't care. The story was moving, all of the acting was terrific, and everything just fell into place so perfectly.

Will win: Slumdog Millionaire. Obviously. It's swept up just about every big award there is so far. To be fair, we liked it. It was a good movie. We just haven't bought in to all the hype.

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Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment! And be sure to check out ViCE Film League's Oscar Party tonight at 7pm in UpC.

February 21, 2009

New Blog About Creative Writing

While the controversy over the plan to cut faculty from Vassar's creative writing program has slightly faded this semester, a new blog has been started to remind us how important the issue is. SaveCreativeWriting has grown out of the Don't Let Vassar Silence Writers Facebook group and other efforts from students and alumnae/i.

Two alumni ('88 and '02) and two current sophomores currently run the blog.

"We're looking for student bloggers, testimonials from English majors past and present, and--of course--breaking news and overheard gossip," a site administrator tells Mads.

This is the second blog we're aware of that aims at spreading information about Vassar's creative writing program, although Rumor: Fire at Vassar hasn't updated since January.

There is also going to be a campus forum to discuss Vassar's creative writing program, entitled "Past, Present & Future of Vassar College Creative Writing" on February 24th at 6pm in Sanders 013.

Check out the new blog here.

Seven Deadly Sins Tonight!

Jewett's annual Seven Deadly Sins party will be taking place tonight!

From 10pm-12 check out the tower floors hosted by different organizations:
Envy presented by the Class of 2012
Greed presented by the VC Entrepreneurs
Lust presented by Choice & Squirm
Sloth presented by Lathrop House
Wrath presented by the class of 2011
Seven Virtues presented by the Christian Fellowship
Pride presented by the Jewett House Team

And from 10-2am on the 1st floor Jewett will be Gluttony presented by the Jewett House Team.

Lorrette Fisher '09 and Naquan Earp '09 will be the nights DJs.

February 20, 2009

Sent In By You...

Apparently a lot of students are unhappy with the new manager of UpCDC. We just got this email from a reader:

"Hey Mads,

I have a concern about the new management at UpC, and from what I have heard, others do to. The new manager has completely changed the fun atmosphere at UpC. While he greats everyone with, "Welcome to Java City," it is more than transparent how empty this statement really is. He regularly barks at customers for taking too long to order or using the microwave for too long. If anyone else has concerns, you should voice them on the comment cards in ACDC or UpC. Let's come together and restore UpC to what it once was. Thanks."

Send us mail at madsvassar@gmail.com.

2011 Announces Class Gift!

In an email sent moments ago, the Sophomore Class Gift Committee announced that its class gift will be an Internship Grant Fund.

"This fund is coordinated through the Career Development Office to provide stipends and funding for students who wish to conduct unpaid or low pay internships during the summer," states the email.

How do you think this compares to last year's V-Card swipers?

Update: What the email didn't mention is that this is the same gift the Class of 2008 gave. The History of the Sophomore Class Gift describes the 2008 gift as "an Internship Grant Fund, designed to supplement unpaid internships for students."

This Weekend On Campus

Our weekly list of what's worth checking out. Email madsvassar@gmail.com for publicity.



Friday
NSO presents NonCon, 5pm CC*
ViCE Film League presents Vicky Christina Barcelona, 7pm Blodgett
Fly People Mug Night, 10pm-3am Matthew's Mug

Saturday
NonCon continues (
panel with Scott McCloud at 2pm, Taylor 203)
ViCE Film League presents Vicky Christina Barcelona, 7pm Blodgett
Seven Deadly Sins, 10pm-2am Jewett

Sunday
NonCon continues until 5pm
ViCE Film League Oscar Party, 7-11pm UpCDC

*More about NonCon:
"The event is free for Vassar students ($15 for off-campus guests) and will involve video game tournaments such as Rock Band 2 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as well as guest panels including Scott McCloud and Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content. NonCon begins on Friday at 5pm and goes till Sunday at 5pm."

One Week From Today...

...Thunderheist will be at Vassar!

ViCE presents Flashback. Friday 2/27, 11pm-2am in the Villard Room.

DJ Party Fowl (Nick Burrell '12) and DJ Olmec (Nick Inzucchi '11) will be opening for Thunderheist, with DJ Respire (Paul Noonan '10) coming on after.

Sponsored by ViCE, VT, and 2012.

More info to come next week!

February 19, 2009

"Best Dance Crew" Coming To Vassar

The Council of Black Seniors will be holding the first ever competition for Vassar's Best Dance Crew.

Get a team together and sign up to compete on April 10th. The competition will also be open to dance groups from local high schools and the community.

The night will feature two rounds. The guest judges and audience will determine the winner.

"This is more of a showcase than a competition and will all be in good fun so no one should be intimidated/ scared about getting a group together coming up with a dance and taking a shot at entering," writes a rep for the CBS.

Email lofisher@vassar.edu if you're interested or want more info.

Mug Tonight...Happy Hour and NoViCE

The Mug will be hosting not one but TWO events worth checking out tonight.

First the VSA Executive Board and Campus Dining will be hosting their first ever Happy Hour with local beer from Keegan Brewery in Kingston and local wine from Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines in Hammondsport, NY for $4 each. There will also be free cheese and a live jazz trio! 5-7pm.

Then at 9 check out a very special NoViCE show featuring Telepathe, Teengirl Fantasy, and Three Dee Chicks. AND there will be a surprise special guest performance from These are Powers. 9-12.

February 18, 2009

On Tomorrow's Cover

The cover stories for tomorrow's Misc are...

Financial aid in the recession.
Local non-profits in the recession.
VSA Council security forum.
No Offense celebrates twentieth anniversary.

There's also an interesting article from a Misc reporter who shadowed security.

By Word Of Mouth...NoViCE Surprise

We hear from a NoViCE insider that there will be a surprise special guest performance at tomorrow night's show in the Mug.

More info to come!

Wednesday Night Means...

...80s night tonight! Stop by the Mug from 11-2am to hear DJ Timespace and DJ Levar.

Oh, and the DJs want you to watch THIS.

February 17, 2009

Quote Of The Day

"I haven't the slightest idea what to say to you people. I've written how many memoirs? Go read them."

- Best-selling author Augusten Burroughs joking around at tonight's Alex Krieger '95 Memorial Lecture.

Going On Now

...ViCE Jazz night in the Mug featuring Gato Loco!

From ViCE Jazz:
“Gato Loco screams it's way through latin jazz while incorporating free-improv, delicate textures, and dense compositions. Formed in 2005, Stefan Zeniuk (tenor sax), Brian Drye (trombone), Joe Exley (tuba), Mike Gamble (guitar) & Greg Stare (drums) have been aggressively mixing genres into a latin-based synthesis of the NYC sounds of the new millenium. Called "Jazz, peppered with Latin, punk, and classical influences.' "

"Gato Loco could be the ultimate low frequency band: the only instrument that uses the upper registers is the guitar. Using oldtime Cuban music from the 1920s and 30s as their stepping-off point, they typically get a fat, low-end groove going and then have a lot of fun with the melody, waaaaay down there."

Founder's Day Theme Options!

The options for this year's Founder's Day theme have been announced. They are:

Nintendo
Under the Sea
Wild West
Superheroes
Dinosaurs

In our opinion, Nintendo is lame and Under the Sea is unoriginal (Cushing prom?). We're also a little tired of Superheroes.

Both Wild West and Dinosaurs have potential.

Click here to vote!

LGBTQ Center Going For Name Change

The LGBTQ center has decided that it is time for a "more inclusive" name. This name change is one in a series of changes the center has made this year, including moving its location to the College Center.

According to an email from the LGBTQ center staff:

"LGBTQ as an acronym is missing important identities within the queer community ...
We are looking for a broad name, not an acronym, for the Center that will be inclusive of all queer-related identities."

The center is taking suggestions for new names. Email jusilverstein@vassar.edu with any ideas by Friday, April 3rd.

By Word Of Mouth

Not sure if this is common knowledge yet, but Professor Chris White from the Religion department will be the House Fellow for Cushing next year. He will be moving in with his wife and three kids.

Cushing Headed Towards Arabian Nights Prom

Arabian Nights is in the lead for Cushing's prom theme after the first day of voting, an insider tells Mads. This is followed by Masquerade, Circus, and Under the Sea.

Cushing will be tabling again on Wednesday.

February 16, 2009

A Message From TransMission

Here's a message from TransMission:

"Hey everyone,

TransMission is a relatively new student group dedicated to making Vassar campus safe, comfortable, and accessible to trans, gender variant, and sex variant community members. We’re working on becoming VSA-certified and are holding our first general interest meeting next week. Anyone who is interested in hearing what we’re about, what we’re up to, getting on our email list, or supporting our attempt to become certified is more than welcome.

The meeting is Tuesday, February 17th at 7 pm in the LGBTQ Center (CC 235). The meeting will be short (we promise not to interfere with the Augusten Burroughs lecture!) and there will be free pizza and homemade cookies (Vegan Options Available)!

So, please come, we can use as much support as possible.

Thanks!
TransMission"

New Blog: Campus Clothing Exchange

Vassar Vintage is a new blog on campus aimed at enabling students to buy, sell, and trade vintage clothes to other students.

The site's mission statement: "An online store for second hand clothing and accessories. All Vassar College students are welcome to submit clothes for buying, selling, and trading."

So far prices range from $2 - $80 for items like skirts, heels and belts.

Check out vassarvintage.blogspot.com.

Quote Of The Day

"You’re saying we’re causing your drinking!”

-Dean Roellke at a forum last night on security, drugs, and alcohol, adding, "Well, stop drinking so much." This is his response to VSA Council members telling administration that security's policies only encourage binge drinking. According to the Misc, "Roellke later apologized for his passionate response."

Update: Dean Roellke has posted a response to his quote.

"When I got a bit fired up for a small portion of the event last night, it was mostly in an effort to defend my student affairs colleagues, many of whom have even deeper experience than I in this type of work. The bulk of the evening was spent responding to seemingly unending criticisms of isolated student affairs scenarios with very little reflection on the part of students in terms of individual and collective responsibility."

Check out the comments section for this post to see Dean Roellke's full exclusive response. We apologize if it seems like we took the dean's quote out of context. We were only trying to highlight what appeared to be an important quote from the Misc article.

In Case You Missed It

It's been a few weeks since its release, but Vassar's fashion magazine Contrast is now available for download on the internets. Click here to download your copy from the Contrast blog.

Cushing Announces Its Next Party

This semester Cushing will be throwing a "Prom." They will be tabling in the College Center today to accept votes for a theme. The choices are Circus, Arabian Nights, Under the Sea, Masquerade, or people can write their own ideas.

Stop by Cushing's table today, Wednesday, and Friday, from 10-4 in the CC.

Here is the official press release:
"If you thought DayGloToga was the party of the year, you must have been talking about 2008. If there's anything better than day-glo paint and togas, it's corsages and tulle...that's right, Cushing is bringing Prom to Vassar on April 10th. And if there's anything better than Prom night, it's planning it...come to the College Center this Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to cast your ballot for the theme. Want all eyes on you in the middle of a ring just like a Circus? Ever dreamed of getting down on an Arabian Night? Ready to venture Under the Sea? Hoping a Masquerade could be your ticket to attractive? Your wish is Cushing's command..."

February 14, 2009

M.I.A. Becomes A Mommy

A blog for The LA Times is reporting that M.I.A. has given birth. No word yet on whether it is a boy or a girl. We hope she still performs next week at the Oscars!

And just for fun, click here to see when a not-so-pregnant M.I.A. came to Vassar.

Update: It's a boy! Here's what M.I.A. just posted on her blog:

"HAPPY VALENTINES!

SUNDAY NITE I CA M E HOME FROM THE GRAMMY'S STILL IN THE MOOD TO PARTY , I COUDA EASILY GONE OUT BUT I WENT HOME INSEAD , LUCKY I DID!! COZ MY EARLY STAGE LABOUR KICKED IN AROUND 2 AM .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfndz8pW9WY

MY BABY WAS BORN WEDNESDAY , HE IS HEALTHY , FINE , BEAUTIFUL AND THE MOST AMZING THING EVER ON THIS PLANET, OF COURSE IM HIS MUM!!!

ME AND BABY ARE PUTTING OUR TOUR DATES FOR 2010 TOGETHER
AND MAKING MIX TAPES
AND FIGURING OUT A WAY TO BREAK OUT OF THE HOSPITAL !

HOPEFULLY THE WORLD IS BEEN TICKING ALONG AND I AINT MISSED MUCH!

C U SOON ,

AND MY BABY BOY SAYZ HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

Image via Rap-Up.

What We're Listening To

Marina and the Diamonds has released her first big single "Obsessions" just in time for Valentine's Day. She's signed to Neon Gold Records, the home of Passion Pit.

Marina is already causing a stir on music and pop culture blogs despite the fact that her CD isn't due out until March.

More From Inside Davison

Back in October we brought you an exclusive look at the inside of the Davison construction project.

We just came across some more recent pictures from Davison's interior. From the look of the pictures, it's clear that some significant progress has been made, such as some finished floors and insulation put in.


ResLife still plans for it to be open in the Fall.