April 27th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Thursday’s Buzz: 4.28.11

THE NEWS

  • Unless a buyer steps in with an offer, Labyrinth Books could close in as soon as two weeks. For the last few months, the York Street bookstore, which has offered Yale coursebooks as well as a variety of academic titles, has searched for a buyer without success, said Labyrinth Books’ manager Martha MacDonald. The store has not ordered any coursebooks for the upcoming academic year, MacDonald said, and on Monday several of the store’s shelves, including long stretches of the higher bookcases, had been cleared.
  • The committee charged with assessing reform to Yale’s curriculum has found it difficult to measure the effects of the 2005 changes to academic requirements, but their findings point towards significant positive change. Yale College Dean Mary Miller said the Committee on Yale College Education is nearly done with its report, but will delay the completion of the roughly 60 page document, which was originally slated for completion this April, until late in the summer. Committee members will present some of their analysis at a May 5 faculty meeting, and found among other things that undergraduates’ writing usually improves over the course of four years at Yale, and that the number of students who go abroad has grown since the 2003-’04 academic year.
  • College Musical the Movie,” a feature film spin-off of the popular “College Musical” YouTubeseries directed by Kurt Schneider ’10 and starring Sam Tsui ’11, will premiere this Sunday at the Whitney Humanities Center. Filmed at Yale last summer and produced almost entirely by current and former students, the movie is a musical comedy about a student — Cooper, played by Tsui — who is infatuated with his teaching assistant, played by Allison Williams ’10.

THE WEATHER

High of 65 degrees, low of 48 degrees, heavy rain

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Cinnamon Raisin Bun

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Curried Ginger Carrot Soup, Chef’s Choice Chicken Breast, Grecian Eggplant Casserole, Italian Beef & Macaroni, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Sundried Tomato Hummus, Frijole Tortilla, Brown Rice, Sautéed Fresh Spinach, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, German Potato Salad, Cream Cheese Brownie, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Made With Organic Ingredients

Dinner: Pizza With Buffalo Chicken, Pizza With Mozzarella, Felafel With Tahini Dressing, Roast Pork Calypso, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Sundried Tomato Hummus, Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Sliced Fresh Carrots, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, German Potato Salad, Banana Cupcakes With Organic Ingredients

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order, Scrambled Egg Whites, Potato Pancakes, Sausage Links, Cinnamon Raisin Bun

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Thai Coconut Chicken, Rotisserie Chicken Breast Sandwich, Beef Tacos, Tater Tots, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Lo Mein, Greens & Tofu, Lemon Chicken, BLAT Sandwich, Steamed Fall Harvest Vegetables, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Cream Cheese Brownie, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Made With Organic Ingredients

Dinner: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Pernil Al Horno, Chicken Souvlaki, Spinach Felafel Patties, Zucchini Frittata, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pasta Sauté, Organic Tomato Sauce, Greek Style Roasted Potatoes, Charred Carrots, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Black Bean & Rice Salad