University | 9:58 pm | November 9, 2011 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 11.10.11

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Photo by Brianne Bowen.

THE NEWS

  • When the Office of the Registrar does its job well, its workings are hardly noticed, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said. Yet the registrar’s office underpins much of the academic experience at Yale, and keeps records of students lives. Since July, these responsibilities have been in new hands, as Gabriel Olszewski has stepped into the newly created position of University Registrar.
  • Chinese international students applying to Yale this year will likely face greater competition than those who applied in past years. The number of Chinese international students in past incoming classes has hovered between 11 to 15 each year, making them the largest contingent of international students from any individual country, Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said.
  • After losing 46 percent of its federal funding for the current academic year, the program for African Studies is fighting to gain additional financial support from the University. The Council on African Studies held a town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss critical issues facing the African Studies program in the wake of reductions to the program’s University and federal funding.

THE WEATHER

High of 64 degrees, low of 43 degrees, likely showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Powerhouse Muffin

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Cream Of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Dal Gobi, Eggplant Parmesan, Shepherd’s Pie, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Honey Mustard Dip, Duck Sauce, Bull’s Eye Original Barbecue Sauce, Charred Carrots, Arugula Fennel Fontina Salad, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Carrot & Raisin Salad, Organic Coconut Macaroon Cookie, Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes

Dinner: Roasted Turkey Breast, Cranberry Chutney, Turkey Gravy, Tofu Stuffed Acorn Squash, Mustard Sauce, Baked Country Ham, Cheese Ravioli With Organic Tomato Sauce, Mashed Red Bliss Potatoes, Apple Stuffing, Olney’s Squash Gratin, Fresh Brussels Sprouts, Mesclun, Cauliflower & Cheddar, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Curried Corn & Farro Salad, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs With Cheese, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Sausage Pattie, Potato Pancakes, Powerhouse Muffin

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Penne Tuscan Style, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Marinated Oven Roasted Tofu, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Beef Pad Thai, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, Roast Beef Sand with Caramelized Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Curried Cauliflower & Eggplant, Calabrian Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Organic Coconut Macaroon Cookie, Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes

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