January 17th, 2012 | University

Wednesday’s Buzz: 1.18.12

The founders of 1701 records, pictured above, are looking to promote and spread top Yale musicians. Read about it in tomorrow's Culture spread.
The founders of 1701 records, pictured above, are looking to promote and spread top Yale musicians. Read about it in tomorrow's Culture spread. Photo by Harry Simperingham.

THE NEWS

  • The legal saga that began with the Oct. 2010 police raid on the Morse-Stiles Screw at Elevate Lounge is at an end, following the dismissal of three charges against Jordan Jefferson ’14.

    Jefferson was one of five students arrested after New Haven Police Department officers, some dressed in SWAT gear, raided the nightclub Oct. 2, 2010 in a crackdown on underage drinking. The bust drew criticism from students at the scene, who claimed that police used excessive force and profanity.

  • Regenia Phillips, director of residential dining, stepped down from her post Friday after three years at Yale in part to spend more time with her family in Texas. Phillips has already taken a new job at Aramark, a food services company, as general manager of nutrition services at Baylor University Medical Center. She will maintain an advisory role at Yale until a search committee finds a replacement, which will likely take about four months, according to Jeanette Norton, deputy director of finance and administration.
  • Even though Yale-NUS campus still lacks a finalized campus, more than 600 students and family members toured the future site of the Singaporean liberal arts college at its first official open house on Sunday. The admissions office at the college jointly-operated by Yale and the National University of Singapore has been busy planning outreach activities in recent months, Yale-NUS Dean of Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan said Tuesday, with the first round of student applications made available Feb. 1. Students at the open house asked questions about the Yale-NUS educational model and walked around University Town — the part of the NUS campus where the liberal arts college will be located when it opens in fall 2013, Quinlan said.

THE WEATHER

High of 38 degrees, low of 14 degrees, breezy and clear.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Honey Rosemary Scone

Lunch: Corn Chowder, Vegetable Beef Soup, Quinoa Almond Pilaf, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mediterranean Foccacia, Cheese Sauce, Steakhouse French Fries, Brown Sauce, Black Pepper Mayonnaise, BLT Sandwich, Black Eyed Peas, Southern Style Collard Greens, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Insalata Di Farro, Marinated Green Bean Salad, Magic Bar, Butterscotch Cookie

Dinner: Vegan Paella, Leek & Potato Galette, Stir-Fried Chicken, Braised Steak Flamande, Cheese Sauce, Steakhouse French Fries, Brown Sauce, Black Pepper Mayonnaise, Mashed Fresh Potatoes, Fried Tri-Color Peppers, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Insalata Di Farro, Marinated Green Bean Salad, Oreo Cheesecake Kiss

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Banana-Walnut Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Red Bliss Home Fries, Honey Rosemary Scone

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Cream Of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Chicken Souvlaki, Felafel With Tahini Dressing, Puttanesca Sauce, Penne, 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, Tofu Curry, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Garden Salad Pocket Sandwich, Chef’s Choice Fries, Rice Pilafi, Roasted Local Summer Squash, Insalata Di Farro, Marinated Green Bean Salad, Magic Bar, Butterscotch Cookie