November 16th, 2011 | University

Thursday’s Buzz: 11.17.11

Judith Schiff, the University's chief research archivist for 40 years, has developed a reputation as the foremost authority on Yale's traditions and history.
Judith Schiff, the University's chief research archivist for 40 years, has developed a reputation as the foremost authority on Yale's traditions and history. Photo by Vivienne Jiao Zhang.

THE NEWS

  • The football team won’t be the only Yale sports team to take the field against archrival Harvard this weekend. This Friday, three Yale intramural teams will faceoff against their Crimson counterparts as part of the annual Harkness Cup Games. The Harkness Cup Games is an intramural competition between Yale and Harvard that began in the fall of 1935 and is still followed today.
  • The recent closure of CT Rock Gym left Yale’s Club Climbing Team and other climbers in the New Haven community without a convenient place to practice. CT Rock Gym, located about one mile from central campus, announced that it “closed indefinitely” Monday amidst rumors of financial troubles. Yale climbers have continued their training this week at Carabiner’s, another climbing gym in Fairfield, CT., but uncertainty over the CT Rock Gym’s future has left the team searching for a long-term solution.
  • After clashes occurred with Harvard’s licensing office, famed Harvard dropouts Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Matt Damon no longer “like” this year’s Freshman Class Council Harvard-Yale shirt. The earliest designs for Harvard-Yale shirts released by the FCC in early November conflicted with Harvard’s “Use-of-Name” policies, which specify in what context the university’s trademarks may be used. Over the course of the last two weeks, the council consulted with the Yale College Dean’s Office, the Yale University Licensing Program and the Harvard Trademark Program about revising the designs to conform with regulations. The final design was approved Monday, and shirts went on sale for $12 apiece Wednesday night.

THE WEATHER

High of 50 degrees, low of 32 degrees, rain.

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 Alberta’s Pomodoro Sauce, Roasted Vegetable Zep, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, Fresh Whole Green Beans, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Eggplant Caponata, Orecchiette Pasta with Zucchini & Mozzarella, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie with Organic Ingredients, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar

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

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs With Cheese, Omelets To Order, 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, Chef’s Choice Pasta Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pad Thai Pork, Eggplant & Black Bean Sauce, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Broccoli & Carrots, BLAT Sandwich, Chef’s Choice Fries, Oven Roast Potatoes, Peas, Eggplant Caponata, Penne Caprese Salad, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie with Organic Ingredients, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar