February 15th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Wednesday’s Buzz: 2.16.11

THE NEWS

  • Brown University will not invest new funds in the controversial HEI Hotels and Resorts chain — an ethical shift in its investment policy that could make the university a leader among its peers. Brown and Yale have come under fire for their investments in HEI, which has been accused of mistreating its workers and interfering with their efforts to unionize.
  • Although New Haven’s murder rate nearly doubled in 2010, this year, the city will soon be cutting at least 16 New Haven Police Department jobs.
  • The mystery of how Salmonella causes food poisoning

    is one step closer to being solved thanks to new research from the School of Medicine. Led by cell biology professor Dr. Jorge Galan, the chair of the section of microbial pathogenesis, the researchers found that the mechanism uses a particular series of proteins to gain control over human cells, facilitated by a “nano-syringe” which is created by the bacterium itself.

THE WEATHER

High of 40 degrees, low of 30 degrees, mostly sunny

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Assorted Muffins

Lunch: Tuscan White Bean Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Haitian Spiced Chicken Thighs, Marinated Oven Roasted Tofu, Spinach Frittata With Ricotta, Steakhouse French Fries, Cheese Sauce, Brown Sauce, Grass-Fed Burger, Grass-Fed Cheeseburger, Egg Salad Mixture, Sticky Rice, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Broccoli Olive & Ricotta Salata Salad, Peanut Butter Cookie

Dinner: Spicy Mexican Black Bean Patty, Beef Stew, Cheese Enchilada, Steakhouse French Fries, Cheese Sauce, Brown Sauce, Omelets To-Order, Olney’s Squash Gratin, Normandy Blend Vegetables,

Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Broccoli Olive & Ricotta Salata Salad, Heath Bar Cheesecake Kiss

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Blueberry Dairyless Pancakes, Red Bliss Home Fries, Assorted Muffins

Lunch: Tuscan White Bean Soup, Vegan Yellow Split Pea Soup, Stir-fried Cabbage, Peppers, Peanuts & Peas, Bombay Spiced Roast Pork, Spinach Felafel Patties, Classic Grilled Cheese, Curly Fries, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Teriyaki Chicken Thigh, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spices, Insalata Di Grano, Broccoli Olive & Ricotta Salata Salad, Organic Blondie Chocolate Chip Bars, Peanut Butter Cookie

Dinner: Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Brown Sauce, Spinach Stuffed Sole, Zucchini Frittata, Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roasted Fresh Baby Carrots, Insalata Di Grano, Broccoli Olive & Ricotta Salata Salad, Heath Bar Cheesecake Kiss

  • Yale12

    Are you KIDDING me with the chicken thighs?!? This is like the fifth day in two weeks we’ve had them…

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  • zena

    Yale should follow Brown’s example and NOT invest in HEI — truly a heinous company. Surely there are other ways of making money that don’t involve supporting that organization!