University | 10:44 pm | October 5, 2011 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 10.06.11

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Photo by James Lu.

THE NEWS

  • The new mugs that students found in dining halls this fall may have become a bit too popular.

    Yale Dining expects to lose about 25 percent of its china each year, Director of Residential Dining Geraldine Remer said in an email to the News, but over 75 percent of mugs have already disappeared this year in some residential colleges. Remer said the size of the new mugs makes them “more versatile,” but their rapid disappearance has led some dining hall desk attendants to monitor students more strictly.

  • Four New Haven restaurants flunked recent health inspections and another five were on the edge of failure.

    Routine inspections of 25 local eateries by the New Haven Environmental Health Department between Sept. 12-16 revealed deficient sanitation and safety standards including at least two cases of rodents and several insect infestations. Six proprietors whose establishments were inspected said they appreciated the vigilance and had customers who paid notice to the ratings of various restaurants. Several customers leaving one of the failing restaurants, however, said they were not aware of the inspections.

  • A message from Chief Ronnell A. Higgins: “welcome to Your Police Department.” The annual Citizen’s Police Academy for the Yale Police Department began Tuesday as 29 citizens from the Yale and New Haven community entered the YPD headquarters on Ashmun St. The free program, whose participants range from Yale graduate students to Yale University workers, will take place weekly until Nov. 8. The program involves both classroom and hands-on activities, and intends to “raise awareness and promote an understanding of the types of service the police department provides at Yale,” according to YPD Assistant Chief Steven Woznyk.

THE WEATHER

High of 63 degrees, low of 39 degrees, sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Apple Strudel

Lunch: Venetian White Bean Soup, Alpine Cream Soup, Grilled Chicken Breast Montreal Sandwich, Pizza with Pepperoni & Mozzarella, Grilled Eggplant & Vegetable Stack, Pizza With Roasted Heirloom Tomato, Roasted Vegetable Zep, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, Fresh Whole Green Beans, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon, Eggplant Caponata, Orecchiette Pasta with Zucchini & Mozzarella

Dinner: Chicken Tikka Masala, Beef Curry, Chana Masala, Pullao Rice, Broccoli With Lemon, Olive Oil & Garlic, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon, Eggplant Caponata, Orecchiette Pasta with Zucchini & Mozzarella, Sugar Free Pound Cake, Assorted Bake Shop Cookies

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Potato Pancakes, Apple Strudel

Lunch: Pumpkin Pear & Coriander Soup, Tortellini & Spinach Soup, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish, Cashew Chili, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pad Thai Pork, Eggplant & Black Bean Sauce, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Broccoli & Carrots, BLAT Sandwich, Oven Roast Potatoes, Peas, Eggplant Caponata, Penne Caprese Salad, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar

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