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  1. Wednesday’s Buzz: 4.3.13

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    THE NEWS

    • Jeremiah Quinlan, deputy dean of admissions, has been named Yale’s new dean of undergraduate admissions. Quinlan will replace current Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel, who announced earlier this year that he will step down at the end of the 2012-’13 academic year. Read tomorrow’s News to find out more about Quinlan’s appointment.
    • On the morning of Valentine’s Day in 1989, Salman Rushdie woke to the news that an entire region of the world wanted him dead. Rushdie, a celebrated and controversial British Indian author, was forced to live in hiding under police protection for nearly a decade after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran from 1979 to 1989, issued a religious decree, or fatwa, calling for his death. In a Tuesday afternoon talk at the Yale University Art Gallery, Rushdie addressed an audience of more than 300 to speak about his works, political interests and feelings of isolation following the publication of his controversial novel.
    • Despite a two-week stretch of sub-50 temperatures and clear skies, last month’s “Snowpocalypse” continues to affect New Haven and Connecticut residents across the state. According to a Connecticut Labor Department report released Thursday, last month’s massive snowstorm significantly impeded businesses in Connecticut and resulted in the loss of 5,700 jobs. The storm, which buried the Elm City, Connecticut municipalities and much of New England in three feet of snow, shut down countless office buildings, businesses and restaurants between February 8 and 9. As part of the Labor Department’s research, employers across the state were asked to report job figures, and the survey results indicated a drop-off in employment.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 46 degrees, low of 25 degrees, breezy.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Cinnamon Sugar Bun

    Lunch: Carrot & Coriander Soup, Tomato & Chick Pea Soup, Moroccan Spiced Salmon, Beef & Turkey Moussaka, Penne, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Mediterranean Turkey Burger Sandwich, Lebanese Ciabatta Sandwich, Fresh Market Vegetable, Turkish Chopped Salad, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Peanut Butter Iced Chocolate Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Dinner: Carrot & Coriander Soup, Tomato & Chick Pea Soup, Chicken Tikka Masala, Dal Masala, Saag Tofu, Eggplant & Red Pepper Panini, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Basmati Rice Pilafi, Fresh Market Vegetable, Turkish Chopped Salad, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Coconut Cream Pie

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Apple Cinnamon Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Scrambled Egg Whites, Red Bliss Home Fries, Cinnamon Sugar Bun

    Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Minestrone, Baked Cod, Chard & Gruyere Tart, Penne, Grilled Portabella Mushroom, Grilled Ham & Cheese Sand On Rye, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Ham Salad Sandwich, Olive Oil & Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Fresh Green Bean-Garlic Saute, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Peanut Butter Iced Chocolate Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookie

  2. Tuesday’s Buzz: 4.2.13

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    THE NEWS

    • Over spring break, Yale Dining served over 3,400 meals to students staying in New Haven, the latest addition to a series of expanded dining options this year. This year, Yale Dining introduced a new spring break dining plan that allowed students to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in Pierson College dining hall during the first week of the break and Ezra Stiles and Morse College dining halls during the second week. Students could access only these dining halls and were charged $7 for each meal. Director of Residential Dining Cathy Van Dyke SOM ’86 said the meal plan served approximately the same number of students that had participated in the winter break meal option.
    • For decades, university administrators across the country have contested the use of affirmative action in college admissions. A ruling from the United States Supreme Court is expected to emerge to settle the issue soon — but in the meantime, a second race-related admissions case has already been added to the Court’s docket. In early 2012, the Supreme Court decided that it would hear the case of Fisher v. Texas — the case of Abigail Fisher, a white student who claimed she was denied admissions to the University of Texas based on racial preference — and a ruling is expected to be made in the coming weeks or months. Despite the lack of a resolution to the Fisher case, the Court made the surprising decision last week to add a second affirmative action case to its next term docket.
    • With the passing of the application deadlines for two of the city’s most important programs for young people, Youth@Work and New Haven Promise, passed, city officials are left with a tangible indication of their progress in providing better growth and developments opportunities for young adults in the Elm CityYouth@Work, a program that provides summer and year round work opportunities for in-school New Haven youth, stopped accepting applications last Thursday and in total received a number of applications comparable to years past.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 46 degrees, low of 24 degrees, mostly sunny.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Glorious Morning Tea Bread

    Lunch: Yankee Bean Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Daily Catch with Fra Daivolo, Black-Eyed Peas with Tofu, Roasted Cherry Tomato Rotini, Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Onion Jam, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Southwestern Slaw, Kitchen Sink Cookie, Two-Layer Brownie

    Dinner: Yankee Bean Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Mesquite Beef Meatloaf, Wild Mushroom Chili, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, Roasted Potatoes With Garlic & Thyme, Fresh Market Vegetable, Southwestern Slaw, Marble Pound Cake

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Texas French Toast, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Bacon Slices, Omelets To Order, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Egg Whites, Shredded Potatoes, Glorious Morning Tea Bread

    Lunch: Cream Of Roasted Tomato Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Quinoa Black Bean & Corn Pilaf, Bolognese Sauce, Spaghetti, Grilled Portabella Mushroom Sandwich, Southwest Turkey Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Tomato & Basil Pizza (Vegan), Cheese Pizza, Chicken Curry, Greens & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Green Beans With Garlic, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Refried Black Beans, Fresh Market Vegetable, Spiced Roasted Local Carrots, Carrot & Raisin Salad, Kitchen Sink Cookie, Two-Layer Brownie

  3. Monday’s Buzz: 4.1.13

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    THE NEWS

    • New Haven registered its third homicide of the year early Saturday, interrupting a 65-day streak without homicides. At approximately 2:01 a.m. on Saturday, the New Haven Police Department dispatched officers to the area in front of 39 Thompson St., in the Newhallville neighborhood, after receiving reports of gunfire, said NHPD spokesman David Hartman. The NHPD officers located Eric Forbes, 33, suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. Forbes, a Hamden resident, was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.
    • Last Friday, Yale’s first student-run pop-up restaurant opened its doors to serve noodles to 60 customers in the Davenport basement. Lucas Sin ’15 recruited three sous-chefs and a business manager in January to create the Underground Noodle Collective. The pop-up restaurant opened for business in the Davenport buttery on Friday from 6-9 p.m., selling bowls of noodles for $8 to students who had made online reservations in advance. Sin and his sous-chefs — Mariona Badenas ’16, Rafi Bildner ’16 and Sarah Strong ’16 — chose to create the collective in order to address a lack of affordable alternatives to the dining hall for weekend meals.
    • Jason Alexander, a Tony Award-winning director, producer and actor best known for his role in the television series “Seinfeld,” spoke about his early career and his path to acting success at a Jonathan Edwards College Master’s Tea Sunday evening. Alexander, who played the role of George Costanza in the popular television series, kept the audience of 70 students and theater enthusiasts riveted throughout the event with funny anecdotes. Alexander described how, as a shy and introverted 6-year-old, he explained to the audience how he had grown as an actor over the span of his career.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 56 degrees, low of 28 degrees, slight chance of showers.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Orange Fiesta Muffin

    Lunch: Miso Soup with Watercress & Shiitakes, Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Breast In Beer & Teriyaki, Indonesian Vegetables & Noodles (Peanuts), Korean Barbecued Pork Chop, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Sweet Potato & White Bean Burger, Asian Pork Sandwich with Asian Peanut Slaw, Scallion Jasmine Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cucumber Salad, Edamame & Escarole Salad, Toffee Coffee Cookie, Super Fudge Brownies

    Dinner: Miso Soup with Watercress & Shiitakes, Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup, Squash Curry with Tofu, Pho Noodle Bowl Bar, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Beef Shogayaki, Jasmine Ginger Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cucumber Salad, Edamame & Escarole Salad, Iced Gold Cake

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order, Buttermilk Pancakes, Scrambled Egg Whites, Home Fries, Orange Fiesta Muffin

    Lunch: Vegan Lentil & Mushroom Soup, Chicken Orzo Soup, Roman Orecchiette with Chard, Chili & Tofu, Baked Chicken With Herbs, Penne, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Mediterranean Foccacia, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Vegetable Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli & Tofu, Sesame Beef, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Chinese Vegetable, Chicken Club Wrap, Forbidden Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Fresh Broccolini, Cucumber Salad, Peanut Noodle Salad, Toffee Coffee Cookie, Super Fudge Brownies

  4. Friday’s Buzz: 3.29.13

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    THE NEWS

    • Four residential colleges have been hit by a string of security breaches over the past couple of weeks. Berkeley, Davenport, Timothy Dwight and Jonathan Edwards colleges have all been targeted in a recent spike in campus crime, leading to several police investigations. Over spring break, the Berkeley subbasement was accessed by several people from outside the Yale community. The break-in was followed by an act of vandalism in the JE dining hall on Sunday morning, in which perpetrators covered the dining hall with a cloud of foam released from a fire extinguisher. Later on Monday evening, an intruder was discovered in a TD entryway and Davenport was struck by a series of thefts early this week.
    • A new city initiative that will be fully operational this spring promises to help New Haven residents find jobs at businesses across the Elm City and inside Yale’s ivy walls. In January 2012, the Board of Aldermen created a Jobs Pipeline Working Group to solve New Haven’s unemployment problems. The solution they are implementing is called New Haven Works, an initiative that will attempt to match 1000 residents with jobs in New Haven over the next four years by assisting applicants with the hiring process.
    • Roughly 20 professors discussed Yale’s venture in Singapore during a closed-door meeting hosted by the Faculty Advisory Committee on Yale-NUS on Thursday afternoon. Most faculty interviewed said the meeting did not adequately address their major concerns about Yale’s partnership with the National University of Singapore, which they said included the impact of Yale-NUS on Yale. Though 11 faculty members involved with the Singaporean college went to the meeting, attendees said they were dissatisfied with the number of Yale administrators and Faculty Advisory Committee members present. Out of the 10-person Yale-NUS Faculty Advisory Committee, only four members came to the meeting — a number that computer science professor Michael Fischer said was surprising, especially because committee chair Marvin Chun did not explain his fellow committee members’ absence.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 53 degrees, low of 34 degrees, mostly sunny.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Banana Nut Muffin

    Lunch: Boston Clam Chowder, Swiss Chard with Tomatoes, California Black-Eyed Peas, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Hand Shaped Angus Hamburger, Hand Shaped Angus Cheeseburger, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Blondie With Chocolate Chips, Passionfruit Coconut Macadamia Shortbread

    Dinner: Boston Clam Chowder, Turkey Pot Pie, Chef’s Choice Cod, Baked Stuffed Portabella, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Reuben Grill, Roasted Yams & Bliss Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato Home Fries, Banana Nut Muffin

    Lunch: Lobster Bisque, Baked Cod, Vegetable & Black Bean Pasta, Linguine, Southwest Turkey Burger, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Yu Choy Stir Fry, Sesame Beef, Shrimp Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Ricotta, Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Caribbean Blend Vegetables, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Passionfruit Coconut Macadamia

  5. Thursday’s Buzz: 3.28.13

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    THE NEWS

    • When Yale Law School sends out its coveted admission letters, the nation’s top-ranked law school may not be guaranteeing an equal shot at success for all members of its future classes of aspiring lawyers, a new report has found. According to a study compiled by 12 Law School students this academic year, a majority of J.D. candidates believe that their class background and socio-economic status have influenced their experiences at the school. Based on 243 student responses to a survey the team distributed last fall, the report highlights student concerns related to class differences — such as access to informal networks that are only available to upper-class students — and recommends strategies for addressing them.
    • After using the same software system for over a decade, Yale has begun the process of moving to a new, updated system. Following more than a year of deliberations, administrators selected Workday last fall as Yale’s next administrative software system. The current system, Oracle E-Business Suite, was installed over a dozen years ago and has “reached the end of its useful life,” said Shauna King, vice president for finance and business operations. Though planning for the shift of the University’s human resources operations and payroll transactions to Workday will begin this spring, the new system will not go live in those two areas until late 2014, and the final phase of the project is expected to finish in 2016.
    • New legislation being debated in Hartford could expand the enforceability of sexual assault charges. The state’s Judiciary Committee is considering legislation that would broaden the definition of physical helplessness in sexual assaults to include people with severe mental and physical disabilities. Although similar legislation was proposed in three previous legislative sessions, it gained more traction this year after the state Supreme Court ruled in the 2012 case State v. Fourtin that a man who had sexual contact with a woman with cerebral palsy was not guilty of sexual assault. The woman, who could not walk or talk, was technically not physically helpless because she could have expressed unwillingness by kicking, biting or screaming.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 48 degrees, low of 33 degrees, mostly cloudy with slight chance of sprinkles.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Ring

    Lunch: Corn & Bacon Chowder, Vegetable Barley Soup, Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes & Parmesan, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Cheese Pizza, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich, Onion & Ricotta Wrap, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower & Radicchio Salad, Pasta Salad with Roasted Eggplant & Peppers, Honey Walnut Cookie, Cream Cheese Brownie

    Dinner: Corn & Bacon Chowder, Vegetable Barley Soup, Chermoula Stuffed Chicken Breast, Baked Orzo Ratatouille, Moroccan Bean Stew, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Pork Burgers, Lemon Herbed Israeli Couscous, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower & Radicchio Salad, Pasta Salad with Roasted Eggplant & Peppers, Oreo Cheesecake Kiss

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Grits, Western Style Scrambled Eggs, Waffle Bar, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Potato Pancakes, Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Ring

    Lunch: Pumpkin Pear & Coriander Soup, Tortellini & Spinach Soup, Vegetarian Chili, Oven Fried Chicken, Spaghetti, Pork Sirloin Fajita, Broccoli Quesadilla, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli Bianca Pizza, Tofu & Vegetable Stir Fry, Tofu & Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Chicken Stir Fry with Teriyaki, BLAT Sandwich, Oven Roast Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Peas, Pasta Salad with Broccoli, Pinenuts & Raisins, Combination Salad, Honey Walnut Cookie, Cream Cheese Brownie

  6. Tuesday’s Buzz: 3.26.13

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    THE NEWS

    • President-elect Peter Salovey will jet to Singapore next month for meetings with Yale-NUS administrators as he continues to prepare for the University presidency. But when the former provost touches down on the Singaporean campus, the construction site will be a familiar sight. Salovey was one of the initial seven professors and administrators to first visit the campus site in 2009. Because Yale’s next president has been involved throughout its development, administrators interviewed said they do not expect any major changes to the direction of the Singaporean venture after Salovey takes office on June 30.
    • Henry Fernandez LAW ’94, the current CEO of consulting firm Fernandez Advisors — a group that provides support for nonprofits and progressive movements nationwide — told the News on Monday that he is running for mayor. Fernandez, a former economic development administrator for the city and the co-founder of LEAP, a youth agency in New Haven, said he has a vision for New Haven as “one city,” and that the Elm City has potential in its diversity, the entrepreneurship of its immigrant communities and its various college campuses.
    • Nearly two weeks after an order from the state’s Labor Department halted construction, work has resumed on an Amity branch of Chase Bank, the retail arm of banking giant JP Morgan Chase. The Connecticut Department of Labor halted construction on the branch — which is located no more than 20 feet from the New Haven–Woodbridge town line on Amity Road — when on March 14 it issued a stop-work order to five companies involved in the project. The order came after a tip from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration led to a March 13 investigation of the site that revealed that the five companies could not provide records showing proof of workers’ compensation, suggesting that they were misclassifying their employees as independent contractors.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 46 degrees, low of 31 degrees, slight chance of rain/snow.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread (no nuts)

    Lunch: Pork & Hominy Soup (Pozole), Roasted Tomato & Black Bean Soup, Chipotle Tomato Salsa, Chilaquiles Verdes, Chile-Cumin Shredded Beef Tacos, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Mexico City Chicken Sandwich, The Mexican Wrap, Peruvian Cilantro Brown Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Roasted Jalapenos, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

    Dinner: Pork & Hominy Soup (Pozole), Roasted Tomato & Black Bean Soup, Southwest Pasta, Mexican Grilled Vegetable Flatbread, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Lime & Cilantro Carne Asada, Diri et pois coloes (Haitian Rice & Red Beans), Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Roasted Jalapenos, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Pastel de Tres Leche

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat Without Milk, Zucchini Frittata, Waffle Bar, Omelets To Order, Texas French Toast, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Scrambled Egg Whites, Shredded Potatoes, Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread (no nuts)

    Lunch: Escarole & Sausage Soup, Cream Of Fresh Mushroom Soup, Turkey Mango Chili, Spinach Ravioli Provencal, Spaghetti, Bean Burger, BBQ Beef On Bun, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Tomato & Basil Pizza (Vegan), Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Vegetable Curry, Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry, Italian Deli Zep, Yellow Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Butternut Squash, Pasta Salad with Roasted Eggplant & Peppers, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

  7. Monday’s Buzz: 3.25.13

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    THE NEWS

    •  A recent ruling by a Mexican court declared that former Mexican President and Yale professor Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 — who was accused of committing war crimes during his presidency but was granted a suggestion of immunity by the State Department last year — is not eligible for immunity protection under the Mexican Constitution. In the March 6 ruling, the court also invalidated a letter from the former Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 requesting immunity for Zedillo, claiming that the letter did not satisfy several conditions essential to its validity under Mexican law. Experts interviewed said if the State Department decides to withdraw its suggestion of immunity as a result of the Mexican court’s ruling, the outcome of the lawsuit against Zedillo may be affected. The Hartford federal court, which has jurisdiction over the case because Zedillo is a resident of Connecticut, has not yet ruled on Zedillo’s request for immunity.
    • Karl Turekian, a giant in the field of geology who brought dynamism and energy to the Geology and Geophysics Department for over half a century, died of cancer in Branford, Conn., on March 15. He was 85. Turekian, a Sterling Professor of geology and geophysics, oversaw modern geochemistry’s coming of age while researching at Yale for 57 years starting in 1956. Colleagues interviewed said Turekian had reached the pinnacle of achievement in his profession, collecting countless accolades and participating in some of the most significant scientific research of the 20th century – including the study of the first lunar samples collected during the Apollo space mission.
    • After heated debate over how to handle this year’s excess snow days — including the cancellation of February break following last month’s blizzard —  New Haven Public Schools found a solution. NHPS officials decided to make up the days by extending the school year into June and turning certain half days into full days. April break, unlike February break, will remain untouched. School officials said the decision was made after consulting parents, teachers and school administers, and that this solution is in the best interest of the district.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 40 degrees, low of 30 degrees, snow likely.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Lemon Poppy Muffin

    Lunch: Vegetable Soup Pistou, Split Pea Soup With Ham, Chef’s Choice Frittata, Penne with Tofu & Winter Vegetables, “Old Country” Porketta, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, All Beef Grilled Hot Dog, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Roasted Potatoes with Olives & Caper Dressing, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Broccoli & Farro Salad, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Peanut Butter Cookie

    Dinner: Vegetable Soup Pistou, Split Pea Soup With Ham, Marinated Grilled Steaks, Mussels With Saffron Sauce, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Roasted Vegetables & Provolone Panini, Shoestring French Fries, Roasted Broccoli & Farro Salad, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Devils Food Cake

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Buttermilk Pancakes, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Lemon Poppy Muffin

    Lunch: Southwest Black Bean Soup, Spinach & Gruyere Tart, Corned Beef, Penne, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Vegetable Quesadillas, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Vegetable Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Green Bean & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Beef & Broccoli, Jasmine Rice, Chickpeas & Tomato Pita Sandwich, Red Bliss Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Sauteed Carrots With Dill, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Peanut Butter Cookie

  8. Tuesday’s Buzz: 3.5.13

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    THE NEWS

    • As the sequester goes into effect and the country braces for across-the-board budget cuts, University officers are devising a plan in response to expected reductions in federal research funding and financial aid for students. President Barack Obama signed the sequester, an indiscriminate series of government-mandated budget cuts that will directly impact most government agencies, but its implications for universities remain unclear until federal agencies determine how they will adjust to meet the mandated budget reductions. Yale administrators are meeting tomorrow to discuss the consequences of the sequester for the University, President-elect Peter Salovey told the News, and Provost Benjamin Polak said administrators are communicating with their peers at Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to ensure Yale is “on the same page” as other major research universities.
    • In response to the Newtown shooting, New Haven has started a Community Resilience Initiative dedicated to coordinating and strengthening mental health services in the Elm City. Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Mayor John DeStefano Jr., Superintendent of New Haven Public Schools Reginald Mayo and state Sen. Toni Harp met at Metropolitan Business Academy to discuss the new program and announce that they plan to seek additional funding for mental health services in New Haven. The plan includes additional funding for the New Haven Trauma Coalition, which promotes mental health and well-being for pregnant and parenting women in New Haven, and for Boost!, which partners New Haven Public Schools with nonprofits in the community to form programs for students. In addition, all New Haven public school students will be screened for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and the city will launch a campaign to educate the public about mental health awareness and the impact of childhood trauma.
    • The People’s Arts Collective — a gallery and studio space located on College Street — will soon double as a weekly social space for the city’s LGBTQ youth. Starting March 25, the PAC will be open to local high school and college students for a new program called “LGBTQ Kickback Space,” which includes social activities, a mentorship program and workshops on queer-related issues from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday. The program is staffed by a group of volunteer organizers that currently includes around 10 undergraduates, graduate students and New Haven residents, and organizers said they expect 20 to 40 students to attend the first meeting. The space will fill a gap in New Haven’s resources for LGBTQ youth because existing programs are not regular or widely used, said organizer Kenneth Reveiz ’12, who works at PAC and teaches at the New Haven Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 44 degrees, low of 31 degrees, mostly sunny.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Glorious Morning Tea Bread

    Lunch: Yankee Bean Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Daily Catch with Fra Diavolo, Black-Eyed Peas with Tofu, Roasted Cherry Tomato Rotini, Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Onion Jam, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Turkey & Smoked Gouda On Ciabatta, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Southwestern Slaw, Kitchen Sink Cookie, Two-Layer Brownie

    Dinner: Yankee Bean Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Mesquite Beef Meatloaf, Wild Mushroom Chili, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, Roasted Potatoes With Garlic & Thyme, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Southwestern Slaw, Marble Pound Cake

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Texas French Toast, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Fall Vegetable Frittata, Omelets To Order, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Egg Whites, Shredded Potatoes, Glorious Morning Tea Bread

    Lunch: Cream Of Roasted Tomato Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Quinoa Black Bean & Corn Pilaf, Spaghetti, Mexican Grilled Vegetable Flatbread, Southwest Turkey Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Tomato & Basil Pizza (Vegan), Cheese Pizza, Chicken Curry, Greens & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Green Beans With Garlic, Grilled Thai Tofu Lettuce Wrap, Refried Black Beans, Fresh Market Vegetable, Spiced Roasted Local Carrots, Crazy Rice Salad, Carrot & Raisin Salad, Kitchen Sink Cookie, Two-Layer Brownie

  9. Friday’s Buzz: 3.1.13

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    THE NEWS

    • As Yale approaches the end of the first full academic year under the new University calendar, students, faculty and administrators are contemplating the best way to allocate the days that make up a school year — a careful balancing act. Though students and professors said the fall break came as a welcome respite after midterms in October, they also expressed concerns about the changes, which they said resulted in heightened anxiety and stress at the end of the semester. But any change to an academic calendar requires a give-and-take between downtime and classtime, and administrators said it is too early to tell whether the new calendar has struck the correct balance.
    • Four months after the University ended its nine-year relationship with Indigo Blue and former Buddhist Chaplain Bruce Blair ’81, the Chaplain’s Office has unveiled a series of new events and hired two interim staff advisers in January to address the needs of the University’s Buddhist community. University Chaplain Sharon Kugler said the office is focusing on growing its current programs before searching for a new full-time Buddhist chaplain. This semester, events for the Buddhist community have included biweekly Dharma talks, weekly formal practice and open discussion, according to Nathaniel DeLuca, the Chaplain’s Office program coordinator.
    • Athletes, former adversaries and regulators gathered Thursday evening to discuss doping in professional cycling in the midst of a sport in turmoil. The panel, which drew a crowd of roughly 150 people, featured Floyd Landis, who won the 2006 Tour de France but was eventually stripped of his title for doping; CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency Travis Tygart; Jonathan Vaughters, team manager of the Garmin-Sharp cycling team who formerly took performance-enhancing drugs; and professor Thomas Murray, president emeritus of the Hastings Center. During the talk, panelists touched on the future of drug usage in cycling and explained the ways doping became prevalent in the sport.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 45 degrees, low of 29 degrees, mostly cloudy.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Banana Nut Muffin

    Lunch: Boston Clam Chowder, Swiss Chard with Tomatoes & Potatoes, California Black-Eyed Peas, Picnic Barbecued Chicken, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Hand Shaped Angus Hamburger, Hand Shaped Angus Cheeseburger, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Passionfruit Coconut Macadamia Shortbread, Blondie With Chocolate Chips

    Dinner: Boston Clam Chowder, Vegetable Cassoulet with Pecan Crust, Turkey Pot Pie, Baked Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Reuben Grill, Roasted Yams & Bliss Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato Home Fries, Banana Nut Muffin

    Lunch: Boston Clam Chowder, Pork Sirloin Fajita, Vegetable & Black Bean Pasta, Linguine, Batter Fried Cod, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Yu Choy Stir Fry, Sesame Beef, Shrimp Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Ricotta, Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Caribbean Blend Vegetables, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Black Bean & Corn Salad, Passionfruit Coconut Macadamia Shortbread, Blondie With Chocolate Chips

  10. Thursday’s Buzz: 2.28.13

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    THE NEWS

    • Seeking to ease the particularly rocky adjustment from high school to college, Yale is set to debut a brand-new summer program this year. As part of its upcoming Summer Session, Yale will offer a five-week “summer bridge” program that invites roughly 30 accepted high school students to campus to be introduced to the academic and social environment of college life. Though the program — which is free to every invited student, covering all tuition and housing costs — was initially conceived in 2008, financial constraints forced Yale College to put the project on hold until last December, according to Yale College Dean Mary Miller.
    • Struggling to define its place and make a profit in a rapidly shifting media landscape, the Hartford Courant, Connecticut’s largest newspaper, launched a new website last week. The website, CourantPlus.com, requires registration and is an addition, not a replacement, to the paper’s long-standing free website. It is, however, a drastically different experience. The new website is simple, easy to navigate and almost entirely devoid of the banner ads, videos and other interruptions that litter Courant.com. While some see the site as a forerunner to a pay-wall site, where readers would need to buy subscriptions for access, the Courant’s owner, the Tribune Company, insists that the long-term direction of the site is still undetermined.
    • Inspired by President-elect Peter Salovey’s commitment make Yale more innovative and accessible, the Yale Information Technology Service is unrolling a University-wide initiative to enhance its technological resources. In a Wednesday email to the campus community, University Chief Information Officer Len Peters released a draft of the first University-wide three-year information technology plan and solicited comments from students, faculty and staff before the plan is finalized in April. The effort to develop the three-year plan was launched in December and aims to assimilate information and feedback from throughout the University to strengthen its technological capacities. Recommendations in the draft address topics that include technology in the classroom, web and email strategy and digital storage.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 47 degrees, low of 33 degrees, scattered showers.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Ring

    Lunch: Corn & Bacon Chowder, Vegetable Barley Soup, Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes & Parmesan, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich, Onion & Ricotta Wrap, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower & Radicchio Salad, Pasta Salad with Roasted Eggplant & Peppers, Honey Walnut Cookie, Cream Cheese Brownie

    Dinner: Corn & Bacon Chowder, Vegetable Barley Soup, Chermoula Stuffed Chicken Breast, Gaked Orzo Ratatouille, Moroccan Bean Stew, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Pork Burgers, Lemon Herbed Israeli Couscous, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower & Radicchio Salad, Pasta Salad with Roasted Eggplant & Peppers, Oreo Cheesecake Kiss

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Potatoes Pancakes, Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Ring

    Lunch: Pumpkin Pear & Coriander Soup, Tortellini & Spinach Soup, Cashew Chili, Oven Fried Chicken, Spaghetti, Grilled Chicken Breast, Broccoli Quesadilla, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli Bianca Pizza, Tofu & Vegetable Stir, Tofu & Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Chicken Stir Fry With Teriyaki, Oven Roast Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Peas, Pasta Salad with Broccoli, Pinenuts & Raisins, Combination Salad, Honey Walnut Cookie, Cream Cheese Brownie

  11. Wednesday’s Buzz: 2.27.13

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    THE NEWS

    • The School of Management, which currently allocates roughly $3 million for combined scholarship and loan-forgiveness funding, has committed to increasing its financial aid to $6.5 million by 2015. The school will spend $1.2 million more on student aid in the 2013-’14 academic year than it allocates at the moment, said Joel Getz, SOM senior associate dean for development and alumni relations. SOM administrators said they hope the additional funds will help the school attract better and more diverse applicants.
    • Former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman had a simple request for every student at his talk yesterday: “Change the world when you leave this institution.” At a Tuesday Pierson College Master’s Tea that was co-sponsored by the William F. Buckley Jr. Program, Huntsman — a former governor of Utah and U.S. ambassador to China — condemned the current climate of polarization in Washington in front of an audience of roughly 200 students. To fix the state of politics in the U.S., Huntsman said, the country needs future politicians who follow the University’s motto of “Light and Truth.”
    • As dusk settled on Beinecke Plaza earlier this evening, a group of 30 students and New Haven residents lit candles in a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin. Organizers of the vigil — which called for an end to gun violence in urban settings — said they did not think the post-Newtown national conversation regarding gun control would result in meaningful reform for incidents of gun violence in urban regions.

    THE WEATHER

    High of 44 degrees, low of 34 degrees, rain.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Almond Bun

    Lunch: Shiitake Veloute, Hot & Sour Soup, Roasted Thai Red Curry Chicken, Asian Sesame – Peanut Pasta, General Tso’s Tofu, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Szechuan Beef Stir Fry, Pork Bahn Mi, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Raspberry Coconut Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Dinner: Shiitake Veloute, Hot & Sour Soup, Asian Sweet & Spicy Spareribs, Miso Glazed Whole Roasted Salmon, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Tofu & Vegetable Stir Fry, Cilantro Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Apricot Pistachio Cardamom Ring

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Apple Cinnamon Dairyless Pancakes, Red Bliss Home Fries, Almond Bun

    Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Miso Soup, Stir-fried Cabbage, Peppers, Peanuts & Peas, Penne, Tofu & Vegetable Stir Fry, Southwest Turkey Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Dilled Tuna Lavash Sandwich, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Broccoli Coleslaw, Chocolate Chip Cookie

  12. Friday’s Buzz: 2.15.13

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    THE NEWS

    • After nearly 70 Harvard students were implicated in the largest cheating scandal in Ivy League history, Yale administrators are reflecting on the University’s academic integrity policies. At the beginning of February, Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael Smith announced that the university’s Administrative Board had concluded their investigation of nearly half of the 279 students in Government 1310 “Introduction to Congress” who were accused of illicit collaboration on their take-home final exams. Joseph Gordon, deputy dean of Yale College and dean of undergraduate education, said Harvard’s situation highlights the importance of upholding and re-emphasizing University-wide standards of academic integrity.
    • With the help of a $1 million donation, the School of Management will launch a three-year initiative this July to fund faculty research in leadership and organizational behavior. The Initiative on Leadership and Organizational Performance will provide funding for professors to investigate the ways in which people work most effectively, especially in the context of teams and organizations, and will encourage professors to apply their findings to projects at SOM and elsewhere. The initiative will also sponsor conferences on the research topics and facilitate the creation of research databases that can be shared with outside organizations interested in the faculty’s findings, according to SOM Dean Edward Snyder. James Baron, an SOM professor involved in planning the initiative, said he hopes SOM faculty will “undertake ambitious projects difficult to conduct elsewhere” as part of the initiative.
    • Hundreds of Yale students, faculty and alumni gathered on Science Hill this afternoon for the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. Boeing CEO Jim McNerney ’71 delivered the keynote speech in which he praised the center for embodying the intersection of the sciences and the humanities. Later in the afternoon, President-elect Peter Salovey told the audience that the opening of the center has generated as much excitement as any he can remember over his 32 years at Yale.
    THE WEATHER

    High of 45 degrees, low of 27 degrees, partly sunny / slight chance of snow.

    THE FOOD

    In the colleges

    Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Lemon Poppy Muffin

    Lunch: Caribbean Shrimp Chowder, Penne w/ Salsa Sofrito, Baja Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream, Vegan Bean Burrito, Grilled Garden Burger, Chicken Quesadilla, Cuban Sandwich, Arroz Blanco, Fresh Market Vegetable, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon Vinaigrette, Passionfruit Coconut Macadamia Shortbread, Blondie With Chocolate Chips

    Dinner: Caribbean Shrimp Chowder, Moroccan Spiced Salmon, Frittata Mexican, Grilled Garden Burger, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon Vinaigrette, Bread Pudding

    In Commons

    Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Scrambled Egg Whites, Sweet Potato Home Fries, Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin

    Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Wheatberry Pilaf, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Baja Style Fish Tacos, Linguine, Spaghetti, Portabella Fajita, Hamburger, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Yu Choy Stir Fry, Vegetable Lo Mein, Jasmine Rice, Stir-Fried Chicken, Curried Tofu, Tuna Salad Sandwich, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Tomato & Avocado Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette, Blondie With Chocolate Chips, Gingersnap