University | 9:38 pm | February 22, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 2.23.12

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Photo by Kamaria Greenfield.

THE NEWS

  • As the Hall of Graduate Studies approaches its 80th birthday, the deterioration of the building has begun to take a toll on some of its inhabitants. HGS, which has not undergone a major renovation since it was built in 1932, is home to classrooms, administrative offices and graduate student housing. Six staff and faculty interviewed who work in the building said they have observed many general maintenance problems, such as water damage, paint chipping and poor ventilation.
  • As Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity puts its official Yale expansion efforts on hold, another fraternity is looking to establish a chapter on campus. Chi Psi Fraternity has placed Yale on its list of target schools for possible expansion, said Chi Psi leadership consultant Justin Froeber, who has been on campus since Wednesday to reach out to student leaders and observe Yale’s social culture. Froeber said his visit, which will conclude Thursday, is intended to help the fraternity determine whether it is feasible to create a Yale chapter, adding that Chi Psi has not yet decided whether it will expand to the University.
  • Over 70 New Haven workers and immigrant advocates travelled to Hartford on Wednesday to oppose the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program that launched in Connecticut that same day. As the widely criticized U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program rolled out statewide, the group delivered a letter to Governor Dannel Malloy expressing “alarm” at Secure Communities, which will begin checking fingerprints of suspected criminals against ICE databases in a bid to deport those living in the country illegally.

THE WEATHER

High of 57 degrees, low of 36 degrees, slight chance of showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

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

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Lentil Soup, Pizza With Alberta’s Pomodoro Sauce, Pizza With Buffalo Chicken, Chick Peas In Tomato Sauce, Grilled All Beef Franks, BLAT Sandwich, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Stir Fried Carrots & Spinach, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Arugula Fennel Fontina Salad, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, German Potato Salad, Bikini Bar

Dinner: Asian Sweet & Spicy Spareribs, General Tso’s Tofu, Groundnut Stew, Grilled All Beef Franks, Sticky Rice, Fresh Zucchini & Carrots, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Arugula Fennel Fontina Salad, 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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