Uncategorized | 9:42 pm | March 31, 2011 | By Yale Daily News

Friday’s Buzz: 4.1.11

THE NEWS

  • Residents of Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s native East Shore neighborhood did not go easy on him at a budget hearing Thursday night. At St. Bernadette’s Church, home to DeStefano’s Catholic elementary school, the mayor took questions from a crowd of about 40 residents, some of whom he has known since childhood. Echoing themes of Wednesday’s march on City Hall, residents expressed concerns that the mayor’s fiscal strategy was unfair to city workers and that the city in general is headed in the wrong direction.
  • Residential college seminars will run in a limited capacity again next year. Because the program is currently under review and could soon see structural changes, each residential college will offer just one seminar in both the fall and spring semesters, said George Levesque, assistant dean of academic affairs and acting director of the program. Twelve courses were offered this semester — down from 21 in the fall — in part because the former director of the program, Catherine Suttle, retired in December. The reduced number of seminars offered this spring were heavily oversubscribed — each received an average of over 100 applications for about 18 spots.
  • Undergraduates can work through the night in residential college libraries and graduate students in the sciences have 24-hour access to their labs, but humanities and social science graduate students need somewhere to study late at night according to a recent survey by the Graduate Student Assembly.

THE WEATHER

High of 41 degrees, low of 33 degrees, rain and snow.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

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

Lunch: Lobster Bisque, Lime & Cilantro Carne Asada, Vegetables Biryani, Penne With Herbed Zucchini, BBQ Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Blue Cheese Dip, Grilled Tuna & Provolone Cheese Sandwich, Brown Rice, Fresh Broccoli Crowns, Green Bean Catalan, Italian Deli Salad, Red Velvet Cake, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Made With Organic Ingredients

Dinner: Miso Glazed Whole Roasted Salmon, Chef’s Choice Meat, Fish, Or Poultry, Tofu Parmigiana, Fettuccini Alfredo, BBQ Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Blue Cheese Dip, Rice, Sautéed Fresh Spinach, Green Bean Catalan, Italian Deli Salad, Iced Banana Cake

In Commons

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

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, Lobster Bisque, Adobo Roasted Chicken Thighs, Eli’s Tuna Melt on Rye, Cheeseburger, Shoestring French Fries, Sautéed Mushrooms, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Greens & Tofu, Dragon Chicken, Pork Dumpling, Ricotta Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Basmati Rice, Olive & Potato Salad With Tuna & Peppers, Israeli Couscous with Summer Squash Salad, Red Velvet Cake, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Made With Organic Ingredients

Correction: April 1, 2011

An earlier version of this post misstated the name of the Graduate Student Assembly.

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