The Pulse: 23 Oct. 2009

Talk about fresh food on campus! Some pranksters let chickens loose in the Caf and Sadler Center dining halls Wednesday afternoon, letting the cluckers run amuck near their fallen brethren. Dining personnel caught the barnyard biddies and student bystanders referred them to the Humane Society. Authorities have not yet ruled out foul play. Check out a picture of the rogue poultry on page 2.

Williamsburg and campus authorities began searching the College’s wooded areas yesterday for Michael Allen Grimes, 48, missing since Monday night.

Unfortunately for alumni hoping for a new mascot this Homecoming, the committee announced yesterday the contender’s mock-ups are not yet ready. However, they did promise a new mascot by Homecoming 2010.

Swem Library’s cornerstone was laid 45 years ago yesterday. That means some alumni returning this weekend never knew the wonder of studying in silence on the third floor at 1:45 a.m.

College-admission-essay. com has just released Top 10 lists of various college features. William and Mary took tenth for “most beautiful campus.” Inexplicably, someplace called “William and Mary College” took seventh for gourmet cuisine schools.

Hide your couches — Tom Cruise is rumored to be considering buying a waterfront Hampton Roads property. In case you were wondering, the nearest Scientology meetings are in Norfolk and Richmond.

Renowned pianist Russell Sherman will play at the Williamsburg Library Theater Sunday night at 7:30. Cost is $5 at the door.


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