January 31st, 2011 | Uncategorized

Tuesday’s Buzz: 2.1.11

THE NEWS

  • For the first time this year, applicants who stated an intent to major in engineering had to write an engineering essay in addition to completing the Common Application and the University’s supplement essay, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in an e-mail Sunday. In addition to helping admissions officers better understand the students’ interest, Brenzel said the essay will help the University assess its recent efforts to promote its science and engineering offerings and continue its project of recruiting promising engineers.
  • Yale is more than 5,000 miles away from Cairo, where citizens are protesting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year reign — but the impact of the unrest is felt at Yale, where professors are changing syllabi to teach about the conflict. All five political science professors interviewed said they are addressing the protests in their courses now and in the coming weeks. Some said that if Mubarak falls, they will have to change how they teach Middle East politics in the future.
  • A student liaison in each college will go over resumes, suggest internships and perform many of the same tasks as UCS counselors currently do. Yale College Council Treasurer and YCC-UCS Committee Chair Brandon Levin ’13 devised the program, to be unveiled Wednesday, in an effort to bring UCS’s under-utilized services closer to campus.

THE WEATHER

High of 27 degrees, low of 22 degrees, snow, sleet and freezing rain.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Almond Coffee Cake

Lunch: Cream Of Roasted Tomato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Roasted Chickpeas & Spinach, Lime & Cilantro Carne Asada, Chimichurri Sauce, Turkey Stew, Baking Powder Biscuit, Penne, Chef’s Choice Pasta Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Classic Grilled Cheese, Caribbean Blend Vegetables, Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Green Bean Catalan, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Rocky Road Cookie (Walnuts)

Dinner: Pork Chile Verde, Griddled Lentil Cake, Stir Fried Turkey & Snap Peas, Cheese Enchilada, Penne, Chef’s Choice Pasta Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Jasmine Rice, Cut Corn, Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Green Bean Catalan, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Blueberry Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Extra Thick French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order, Scrambled Egg Whites, Bacon Slices, Shredded Potatoes, Almond Coffee Cake

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, Vegetable Barley Soup, Chilaquiles Verdes con Pollo, Quinoa Black Bean & Corn Pilaf, Classic Grilled Cheese, Burger Special, Steakhouse French Fries, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Fried Rice, Shrimp with String Beans, Stir Fried Chinese Vegetable, Red Pepper Hummus Baba Ganoush Lavash, Refried Black Beans, Green Bean Catalan, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Gold Cupcake With Organic Ingredients, Rocky Road Cookie (Walnuts)

Dinner: Barbecued Chicken Thighs, Roasted Chicken Thighs, Pork Chop Mar In Beer & Teriyaki, Vegan Paella, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Red Pepper Hummus Baba Ganoush Lavash, Baked Sweet Potato Bar, Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spices, Green Bean Catalan, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Blueberry Pie

Correction: January 31, 2011

An earlier version of this post misstated Brandon Levin’s ’13 title on the Yale College Council.