Among the first fund-raising events of the 12th annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction in November was a flag football game pitting first-years against second-years. The game, played on a soggy Harkness Lawn under a light rain with temperatures in the 40s, featured faculty “ringers” on the second-year team—Dean Robert Alpern, Associate Professor Jack Hughes and Registrar Terri Tolson. At half-time, with the second-years leading 12-6, Alpern couldn’t help teasing the opposing side. “I’m a little disappointed in the admissions committee,” he joked. An anonymous first-year offered a rejoinder: “You better not come back on the field!” The second-year team won the game 28-12. The activities, including silent and live auctions, raised more than $26,000 for several New Haven charities.