September 5th, 2011 | University

Tuesday’s Buzz: 9.6.11

THE NEWS

  • For the first time this summer, Yale Summer Session offered three online courses — two for Yale credit — for which students watched recorded lectures and joined live discussion sections with their professors and online classmates via video chat. With “uniformly positive” feedback from students and faculty, the University is now looking to expand this summer’s program for next summer.
  • Mirroring what has been the most contentious election season New Haven has seen in a decade, aldermanic candidates in Ward 2, which houses many off-campus Yalies, and Ward 22 — home to Silliman, Timothy Dwight, Morse and Stiles Colleges — are entering a final week of fierce campaigning before the Sept. 13 Democratic primary.
  • Sabrina Moran DIV ’12 is not your usual athlete: she trains to run in 24-hour races known as ultramarathons, often logging more than 130 miles. Moran, who is the sixth fastest 24-hour distance runner in North American history, is currently training for an upcoming race in Cleveland. There, she hopes to beat her previous mileage of 137.82 miles to break 140 — one more step in her quest to one day become the fastest 24-hour distance runner in the history of the continent.

THE WEATHER

High of 66 degrees, low of 60 degrees. Heavy rain.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar

Lunch: Minestrone with Pancetta, Four Onion Soup, Cellentani With Beans Spinach & Cheese, Israeli Couscous With Fall Vegetables, Chablis Chicken, Grass-Fed Burger, Grass-Fed Cheeseburger, Italian Deli Zep, Steakhouse French Fries, Roasted Summer Beets, Fresh Whole Green Beans, Insalata Di Grano, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Egyptian Bean Salad

Dinner: Huli Huli Chicken Pieces, Chili-spiced Mahi Mahi Fillet, Caribbean Bean Bouillabaisse, Butternut Squash Patties, Basmati Rice, Herbed Fresh Broccoli, Insalata Di Grano, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Egyptian Bean Salad, Apple Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Mushroom Frittata, Waffle Bar, Extra Thick French Toast, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Shredded Potatoes

Lunch: Four Onion Soup, Tuscan White Bean Soup, Chicken, Sausage & Potato Contadina, Vegan Ravioli With Organic Tomato Sauce, Bolognese Sauce, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Cheese Calzone, Italian Deli Zep, Rice Pilaf, Fresh Whole Green Beans, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Egyptian Bean Salad