Yale's endowment has recently plummeted to a marginally less insane multiple of billions of dollars. In addition to layoffs and salary freezes, the nobles of New Haven may soon find themselves subjected to an agonizing bout of extreme survival training.

The NYT reports that the school's cutbacks include "even turning down all thermostats to 68 degrees." A dangerous game. This is Yale, not a semester abroad with Bear Grylls. Will the roaring fires built by the manservants in the many imposing hearths of the various student groups' towering stone mansions provide sufficient warmth for our future leaders?
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