University | 9:05 pm | October 12, 2011 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 10.13.11

THE NEWS

  • Although coxswains might be the smallest players on the heavyweight crew team — and they don’t actually row — they play a large part in pulling the boats forward. Five members of the team and head coach Stephen Gladstone said coxswains are undervalued and misunderstood by the general public. But they added that the rowers all know how important a good coxswain is to the team’s success. Without them, the boat could not chart a straight course to the finish line.
  • Student liaisons placed by Undergraduate Career Services in all 12 residential colleges this fall are looking for ways to establish their presence in the undergraduate community. After the Yale College Council found that students wanted easier access to UCS services in a February survey, the YCC and USC decided to expand the peer advisor program, which previously placed liaisons in only about half of the residential colleges. .
  • After about two years of student demand for a more comprehensive curriculum on renewable energy and fossil fuels, students and faculty formalized plans Wednesday for a new undergraduate program in energy studies that aims to fill that academic gap.

    The proposed program, an energy certificate awarded by the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, is not a Yale College major but would coordinate course instruction on both the policies and physical science behind the energy industry. Though the program is still pending full approval and a YCEI committee has yet to finalize its details, professors in Yale’s science departments said they hope the program will be in place by fall 2012.

THE WEATHER

High of 70 degrees, low of 57 degrees, showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread (no nuts)

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Tortellini & Spinach Soup, Grilled Eggplant & Vegetable Stack, Pizza With Grass Fed Beef & Cheddar, Pizza With Alberta’s Pomodoro Sauce, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast Sandwich, BLAT Sandwich, Rice, Fresh Corn On The Cob, Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, Romaine with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Organic Plain Brownie

Dinner: No menu available

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Sausage Links, Potato Pancakes, Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread (no nuts)

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Corn Chowder, Chili Con Pollo, Vegan Bean Burrito, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast Sandwich, Garden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Tofu Pad Thai, Green Bean & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, Ciabatta Caprese Sandwich, Cilantro Rice, Fresh Corn On The Cob, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Organic Plain Brownie

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