University | 8:59 pm | February 1, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 2.2.12

Applications for Yale-NUS College are now online.
Applications for Yale-NUS College are now online. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

THE NEWS

  • While students will not arrive at Yale-NUS until fall 2013, the college launched its inaugural batch of applications to students on Wednesday. The applications are part of a special round that ends April 1, marking the first effort to recruit students to the liberal arts college jointly-operated by Yale and the National University of Singapore. Yale-NUS will open its first full cycle of applications, consisting of three rounds, in fall 2012 and administrators have said they intend to enroll 150 students in the school’s initial class.
  • In an effort to increase transparency in how Yale handles disciplinary matters, the Yale College Executive Committee documented a single semester’s cases in its inaugural semi-annual report released this week. The committee adjudicated 52 cases — including alcohol violations, defiance of authority and trespassing — involving 59 students during the fall of 2011, according to the report. Seven of these cases involved plagiarism or cheating, compared to over 50 in the full 2010-’11 academic year, but administrators said it is hard to tell from one semester if this represents a downward trend.
  • With its grand reopening earlier this week, New Haven’s gambling epicenter now offers a more refined experience for greyhound and horserace betting. Sports Haven, now known as Winners Sports Haven, a gambling facility on Long Wharf Drive in New Haven, has been newly renovated, and now offers a restaurant and VIP rooms. Sports Haven was purchased, along with 14 other venues across Connecticut, in late 2010 by Sportech.

THE WEATHER

High of 46 degrees, low of 26 degrees, partly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Chef’s Choice Hot Cereal, Waffle Bar, Bacon Corn Muffin

Lunch: Italian Wedding Soup, Asian Mushroom Broth, Pizza With Sausage & Cheese, Pizza With Mozzarella, Eggplant Parmesan, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Sundried Tomato Hummus, Frijole Tortilla, Stir Fried Carrots & Spinach, Fresh Broccoli & Cauliflower, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, German Potato Salad, Bikini Bar

Dinner: Stir-Fried Turkey & Broccoli, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Felafel With Tahini Dressing, Broccoli & Cheese Rice Casserole, 5 Way Cincinnati Chili, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Sundried Tomato Hummus, Brown Rice & Mushrooms, Roasted Parsnips, Carrots & Turnips, Fresh Zucchini & Carrots, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, German Potato Salad, Golden Pound Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Sausage Links, Potato Pancakes, Bacon Corn Muffin

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

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