January 27th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Friday’s Buzz: 1.28.11

THE NEWS

  • There can be no doubt that alcohol has always been a part of Yale life; of late, though, administrators have grown more concerned with heavy binge drinking, and are looking into ways they can encourage healthier habits. In the WEEKEND cover story, Reporters Emily Foxhall and Danny Serna take a look at he current state of alcohol use.
  • Although no longer in office, former Governor M. Jodi Rell may finally see her plan for funding of 380 new, state-of-the-art-rail cars brought to fruition. According to an upcoming state Bond Commission meeting agenda, Rell’s successor, Governor Dan Malloy, hopes to move forward with her plan, needing approval from the commission to borrow $81.6 million for the purchase of the final 38 M-8 rail cars.
  • A sustained reduction in the number of students admitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences this year may prove harmful to some departments. Some administrators who work in departments that consist of many different subfields said the cuts can be particularly harmful to the health of the program since only a few students enter the subfields each year.

THE WEATHER

High of 31 degrees, lows of 16 degrees, cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Ultimate Butter Coffee Cake with Organic Ingredients

Lunch: Lobster Bisque, Wheatberry Pilaf, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Seasoned Catfish, Steakhouse French Fries, Cheese Sauce, Brown Sauce, Grass-Fed Burger, Grass-Fed Cheeseburger, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Sugar Snap Peas, Italian Deli Salad, Olive & Potato Salad With Tuna & Peppers, Israeli Couscous with Summer Squash Salad, Red Velvet Cake, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Made With Organic Ingredients

Dinner: Chef’s Choice Wild-caught Salmon, Mushroom Tart With Fontina & Ricotta, Roasted Vegetables With Tofu, Steakhouse French Fries, Cheese Sauce, Brown Sauce, Jasmine Rice, Caribbean Blend Vegetables, Italian Deli Salad, Italian Deli Salad, Israeli Couscous with Summer Squash Salad, Iced Banana Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order, Extra Thick French Toast, Hash Brown Patty, Ultimate Butter Coffee Cake with Organic Ingredients

Lunch: Pumpkin Pear & Coriander Soup, New England Clam Chowder, Herb & Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs, Braised Lentils With Spinach, Salsa Verde, Fried Fresh Clam Strip Roll, Shoestring French Fries, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Greens & Tofu, Dragon Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Zucchini & Yellow Squash With Tarragon, Olive & Potato Salad With Tuna & Peppers, Israeli Couscous with Summer Squash Salad, Red Velvet Cake, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Made With Organic Ingredients

  • dalet5770

    My BFF was a Rasta Man ati Yale – so watch out when you play prohibitionist on the campus