February 14th, 2012 | University

Wednesday’s Buzz: 2.15.12

This house on Atwater Street, home to about 20 people, was one of eight Fair Haven residences raided by immigration officers on June 6, 2007. Six people were arrested there.
This house on Atwater Street, home to about 20 people, was one of eight Fair Haven residences raided by immigration officers on June 6, 2007. Six people were arrested there. Photo by The Yale Daily News.

THE NEWS

  • During the final two days of Sex Week 2012, over 100 students were screened for sexually transmitted infections in what organizers called the first testing service offered on campus outside of Yale Health.

    On Monday, the New Community Healthcare Van — which provides health care throughout New Haven — tested 20 students in front of St. Thomas More Church, and on Tuesday students could visit the Women’s Center for STI testing conducted by the Conn. Department of Public Health. On both days, New Haven’s Department of Health offered HIV counseling and testing in William L. Harkness Hall. Allie Bauer ’12, a Sex Week director who organized the testing services, said the event was intended to provide care to students who had never been tested or had difficulties arranging an appointment at Yale Health.

  • Over the last few years, Yale University Library has been “aggressively acquiring electronic resources across all disciplines,” said Daniel Dollar, director of collection development for the University library. University Librarian Susan Gibbons added that the library allocates more than half of its general collection funding toward acquiring digital resources, and this proportion of money focused on building digital material has increased each year. But the increase of online resources does not imply increased access for all. As graduates and researchers unaffiliated with Yale must come to the library in order to browse its bookshelves, they also must travel to New Haven to view Yale’s digital property.
  • Democrats in the state legislature are optimistic that this will be the year they succeed in abolishing the death penalty in Connecticut.

    New Haven representatives Gary Holder-Winfield and Roland Lemar are leading a campaign to end capital punishment in the state. Holder-Winfield, who has introduced similar bills in the past, said the Judiciary Committee will likely raise the bill in early March, at which point it will be presented at a public hearing, and the committee will likely vote on the bill in late March.

THE WEATHER

High of 50 degrees, low of 27 degrees, chance of rain and snow showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Cheddar & Green Onion Scone

Lunch: Vegetarian French Onion Soup, Manhattan Clam Chowder, Marinated Oven Roasted Tofu, Spinach Frittata With Ricotta, Cheese Sauce, Steakhouse French Fries, Brown Sauce, Black Pepper Mayonnaise, Hand Shaped Angus Hamurger, Hand Shaped Angus Cheeseburger, Egg Salad Mixture, Baked Zucchini & Tomatoes, Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Broccoli Olive & Ricotta Salata Salad, German Potato Salad, Rootbeer Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Asian Flank Steak, Chef’s Choice Vegan Entree, Turkey Stew, Cheese Enchilada, Cheese Sauce, Steakhouse French Fries, Brown Sauce, Black Pepper Mayonnaise, Egg Noodles, Sliced Yellow Squash, Mesclun, Fresh Mozzarella & Olives, Broccoli Olive & Ricotta Salata Salad, German Potato Salad, Apple Strudel

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Apple Cinnamon Dairyless Pancakes, Red Bliss Home Fries, Cheddar & Green Onion Scone

Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Vegetarian Minestrone, Bombay Spiced Roast Pork, Dal Gobi, Puttanesca Sauce, Whole Grain Penne, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Dragon Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Stir-Fried Beef & Peppers, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Chef’s Choice Fries, Basmati Rice, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Insalata Di Grano, Broccoli Olive & Ricotta Salata Salad, Rootbeer Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookie