October 17th, 2011 | University

Tuesday’s Buzz: 10.18.11

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced New Haven Police Department Chief Frank Limon's resignation at a press conference on Monday. Rumors abounded over the weekend about Limon's departure.
Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced New Haven Police Department Chief Frank Limon's resignation at a press conference on Monday. Rumors abounded over the weekend about Limon's departure. Photo by Jennifer Cheung.

THE NEWS

  • Law School students studying the freedom of speech will now have more resources at their disposal. Floyd Abrams LAW ’59, an New York based constitutional lawyer who specializes in the First Amendment, donated $3 million to the Law School to establish an institute in his name dedicated to promoting freedom of speech, freedom of the press and access to information.
  • This fall, the Yale College Council announced the creation of a new science and engineering subcommittee to better represent the needs of students in those disciplines. Though the group has only convened twice since the start of the 2011-’12 academic year, YCC President Brandon Levin ’13 said the subcommittee is the one first concrete efforts by the YCC in recent years to specifically enact policies geared toward Yale’s science and engineering community.
  • The St. Kitt’s vervet monkeys’ tendency to eat everything from ripe fruit to vegetable crops has been a problem for the residents ever since they arrived in St. Kitts three centuries ago. Lacking resources, the federation’s government has made only irregular attempts to control the highly observant and intelligent animals. To keep the monkey population under control, researchers at the Yale-run St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation have used them in their research, but this has generated criticism from animal rights activists.

THE WEATHER

High of 67 degrees, low of 51 degrees, mostly cloudy.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar

Lunch: Minestrone with Pancetta, Four Onion Soup, Israeli Couscous With Fall Vegetables, Savory Goat Cheese Tart With Leeks, Chablis Chicken, Grass-Fed Burger, Grass-Fed Cheeseburger, Italian Deli Zep, Steakhouse French Fries, Fresh Whole Green Beans, Insalata Di Grano, Egyptian Bean Salad, Greek Salad

Dinner: Huli Huli Chicken Pieces, Caribbean Bean Bouillabaisse, Mussels Mariniere, Butternut Squash Patties, Basmati Rice, Herbed Fresh Broccoli, Insalata Di Grano, Egyptian Bean Salad, Greek 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, Chicken Curry, Greens & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Vegetables, Italian Deli Zep, Rice Pilaf, Fresh Whole Green Beans, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Egyptian Bean Salad