Operation successful. City leaders have praised New Haven’s new teacher evaluation system after 90 percent of Elm City teachers this year scored in the top three categories: “exemplary,” “strong” and “effective.” This year, 13 percent of teachers were ranked “exemplary,” compared to only 8 percent last year.
Are you hungry for good food? If you answered yes to this question, turn to the Yale College Council for help. In conjunction with Yale Dining, the YCC is launching its “Beat Meal Ever” contest for its second year. Students are invited to go online and pick their ideal dining menu for one day. Winners will be served that dinner on Oct. 18, just in time to stay fit before stocking up on Halloween candy.
Turning the tables. After the Senate debates on Sunday, U.S. Representative Chris Murphy pulled 5 percentage points ahead of opponent Linda McMahon, the Republican nominee for the seat. Of 500 likely voters polled, 51 percent said they would support Murphy while 46 percent said they were in favor of McMahon. The poll had a 4.5 percent margin of error and was conducted by conservative-leaning pollster Rasmussen Reports.
Invading the Twitterverse. A new Twitter account surfaced Tuesday morning called “YaleWantsTheD,” a parody of the popular “SheWantsTheD” Twitter account. As of Tuesday night, the account was following 190 people and had roughly 40 followers.
Giving back. Yale employees and couple Barbara and Kumpati Narendra have established an endowment fund to help support the Peabody Museum’s mineral and meteorite collections. Barbara Narendra has worked at the museum for more than 30 years as a museum assistant, and Kumpati Narendra serves as an electrical engineering professor and the director of the Center for Systems Science in the Yale School of Engineering.
Coast is clear, for now. The 39 Connecticut people who were treated for fungal meningitis have been cleared of the disease, officials said on Thursday. The patients were not in critical condition.
THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1925 The University announces the 25 incoming freshmen from Connecticut who will receive free tuition for their first year at the college. Officials also announce the 10 students who will receive the Sterling Memorial New Haven and New Haven High School Scholarships, which grant free tuition for all four years.