University | 9:17 pm | February 2, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Friday’s Buzz: 2.3.12

The world-renowned TED conference will start up at Yale this weekend.
The world-renowned TED conference will start up at Yale this weekend. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

THE NEWS

  • On Saturday morning, the first ever TEDxYale conference will kick off in the auditorium of Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall, introducing to campus an event that will tie Yale to a brand famous for uniting curious minds around the world. Yale is not the first university to host a TEDx event. Whereas the well-known Technology Entertainment Design conferences have been invitation-only for both speakers and audience members since the group began in 1984, TEDx events are independently organized; these spin-off forums have been hosted over the past three years by groups ranging from students in Zambia to entrepreneurs in India.
  • This week, state Democrats introduced a proposal that would raise the minimum wage by $1.50 over the next two years.

    On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Chris Donovan of Meriden introduced legislation that would raise the minimum wage by $0.75 each year for the next two years, bringing it to $9.00 per hour this year and $9.75 per hour by the end of 2013.

  • In an attempt to further involve its readership and improve its business model, the New Haven Register is undergoing a number of changes, including moving its offices to downtown New Haven and streamlining its production process. Diana Li and Christopher Peak report in tomorrow’s WEEKEND cover.

THE WEATHER

High of 44 degrees, low of 28 degrees, sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Marinated Oven Roasted Tofu, Chicken Stew, Fried Fresh Calamari, Chef’s Choice Grilled Cheese, Chicken Club Wrap, Black Forest Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli Crowns, Chef’s Choice Pantry Salad, Chickpea & Spinach Salad, Caesar Salad With Chicken, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie with Organic Ingredients, Cream Cheese Brownie

Dinner: Pork Burgers, Jewish Style Tilapia, Spanish Rice With Beans, Penne Tuscan Style, Fried Fresh Calamari, Herb & Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Chef’s Choice Pantry Salad, Chickpea & Spinach Salad, Caesar Salad With Chicken, Cranberry-Orange Bread Pudding with White Chocolate

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Scrambled Egg Whites, Sweet Potato Home Fries

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Chef’s Choice Salmon, Wheatberry Pilaf, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Linguine, White Clam 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, Broccoli & Tofu, Chef’s Choice WOK, Pork Dumpling, Jasmine Rice, Sweet & Sour Shrimp, Chef’s Choice Fries, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie with Organic Ingredients, Cream Cheese Brownie

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