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News & Notes: Chance the Rapper cancels performance at Yale’s Spring Fling

Chancelor Bennett, more commonly known as Chance The Rapper, has canceled his performance for Yale University’s Spring Fling on Saturday. Chance was expected to perform at the event with electronic-dance DJ Diplo and pop artist Betty Who. According to a letter posted on his Twitter account by his manager Patrick Corcoran, Chance fell ill Friday night following his performance at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas.On Sunday morning, he was hospitalized at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital with a high fever and difficulty speaking. Chance is currently recovering at his home. The announcement that he would not be able to perform at Yale occurred the same day he announced that he would not recover in time for his second set of the closing night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.


Tiger Admirers removed from Facebook

Tiger Admirers, a Facebook page that allowed University students to express love, affection and secret crushes for other members of the University anonymously, was recently removed from Facebook because it was found to be in violation of the website's policies. The page’s format was that of an ordinary Facebook user, and students would submit poems, YouTube links and confessions to the Tiger Admirers inbox as if they were instant messaging a friend.


DataFest sees teams competing in data analysis

Students competed in teams to present the most informative and sophisticated data analysis at DataFest, the University’s first data analysis competition that was held March 28-30. The competition had 46 participants, and although 13 teams had signed up for the event, only seven participated. Duke and UCLA have had similar competitions in the past and for this competition, and Duke provided the common data set that all the teams were required to analyze. The competition was sponsored by the Operations Research & Financial Engineering department, along with the Princeton Statistics Laboratory, the Computational Stochastic Optimization and Learning Department of Operations Research, RJMetrics, and the IBM Academic Initiative.


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