Uncategorized | 10:11 pm | March 23, 2011 | By Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 3.24.11

THE NEWS

  • While Yale is notorious for keeping its endowment holdings confidential, the University and U.S. Department of Energy made one long-suspected investment public in early March. When the Department of Energy announced that it will give a $102 million loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind to support its Roxbury, Maine-based wind farm project, Yale simultaneously publicized its investment in the company. The loan is contingent on the Maine Supreme Court overturning an appeal filed by the project’s opponents — a small but vocal contingent of Roxbury locals has criticized a project it says will harm the region’s environment and ecology.
  • Shin Jeong-ah, the Korean art professor convicted of forging a Yale doctorate degree in 2007, has published a memoir detailing the experiences that led to her conviction.

    Shin was a rising star in the Korean art world until 2007, when her Yale degree was revealed to be a fraud and she was caught embezzling from the art museum where she worked as a curator. As Shin’s tell-all book, “4001,” is released this week, Dongguk’s 2008 lawsuit accusing Yale of negligence for mistakenly verifying Shin’s graduate degree is nearing the end of a preliminary phase, Yale Spokesman Tom Conroy said Wednesday in an e-mail to the News.

  • Over 100 New Haven residents could lose their home next month, and as a consequence, 150 more could lose their jobs. The University Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation declared bankruptcy Jan. 10, becoming the most recent addition to a growing list of financially unstable nursing facilities near New Haven. At a hearing in Connecticut Superior Court on Tuesday to determine whether this nursing home — in addition to three others also owned by Omega Healthcare Investors — will close, the State Department of Social Services moved for a continuance of the hearing to April.

THE WEATHER

High of 43 degrees, low of 23 degrees, snow and rain

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Yale Ginger Scone, Maple Oatmeal Scone

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Vegan Lentil & Mushroom Soup, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Couscous with Seitan, Raisins & Almonds, Spinach & Feta Quiche, Honey Mustard Dip, Baked Potato, Sundried Tomato Mayonnaise, Grilled Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Riviera Blend Vegetable, Quinoa & Roasted Red Pepper Salad, Apple Pecan Ranch Salad, Calabrian Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Organic Plain Brownie, Gingersnap

Dinner: Mushroom Frittata, Turkey Gravy, Roast Turkey Breast, Vegan Ravioli With Organic Tomato Sauce, Stir Fried Beef & Snap Peas, Rice, Mashed Fresh Potatoes, Fresh Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa & Roasted Red Pepper Salad, Apple Pecan Ranch Salad, Calabrian Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Gold Cupcake With Organic Ingredients

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Sausage Links, Potato Pancakes, Yale Ginger Scone, Maple Oatmeal Scone

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Corn Chowder, Cuban Sandwich, Penne Tuscan Style, Trattoria Burger, Curly Fries, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Lo Mein, General Tso’s Chicken, Stir Fried Broccoli, Roast Beef Sand with Caramelized Onions, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Calabrian Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Organic Plain Brownie, Gingersnap

Dinner: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Pork With Cranberry & Cherry Compote, Fennel Chile Roasted Turkey Breast, Turkey Gravy, Chef’s Choice Vegan Entree, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Roasted Butternut Squash, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Calabrian Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Iced Gold Cupcake

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