The Daily Gamecock

Compiled by Ryan Quinn

Cookie Scare Clears Dorm

Uh-Oh Oreo! Someone in Patterson Hall forgot to turn the cookies off. The residence hall was evacuated around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday due to a fire alarm on the fourth floor. Numerous residents said the alarm was set off by cookie catching on fire in a microwave. Resident mentors let students back into the building after a few minutes, once firefighters had investigated the building. Residents assured The Daily Gamecock the occurrence was in no way related to weekly "Tollhouse Tuesdays."

Richard Rubin at Caught in the Creative Act

Author Richard Rubin spoke Wednesday night in the Gambrell Hall Auditorium about his book “Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South.” Rubin’s work is a personal memoir about the year he spent living and working as a newspaper reporter in the rural Mississippi Delta. Rubin is also known as a prolific writer of short stories, essays and articles, including the acclaimed “The Ghosts of Emmett Till,” an article that ran in the New York Times Magazine in 2005. The event was part of the College of Arts and Sciences’s “Caught in the Creative Act” series. On Monday, a lecture will be held on famed New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins’s new book “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.” The series will conclude Wednesday with Collins’s visit to the campus to speak about the work. Both events will be held in the Gambrell Hall Auditorium from 6 to 7 p.m.

Tickets available for Cornel West speech

Carolina Productions will host controversial Princeton professor, civil rights activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America Cornel West at 8 p.m. in the Koger Center tonight. According to CP, West’s “writing, speaking and teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics and jazz.” Tickets to the event are free, but there are only a handful left. Students can claim the remaining tickets after 7 p.m. tonight by showing their CarolinaCards at the Russell House information desk. Only one ticket per card is allowed, and tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

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