February 28th, 2012 | University

Wednesday’s Buzz: 2.29.12

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Photo by Charlie Croom.

THE NEWS

  • New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman is expected to finalize his new leadership team within the next two weeks.

    Richard Epstein, the chairman of the city’s Board of Police Commissioners, said Tuesday he believes Esserman will nominate a new slate of assistant chiefs in the “next week or 10 days.” The new assistant chiefs will replace the three Esserman asked to step aside late last month so that he could pick his own leadership team. Epstein said he did not know, however, which officers were in the running for the positions, and Esserman has not indicated whether he will make internal or external appointments.

  • Yale is expected to meet the goals outlined in the 2010-2013 Sustainability Strategic Plan, according to an annual progress report released Monday by the Office of Sustainability. The report tracks the progress that the University made by the end of the 2011 fiscal year, the first year following the introduction of the plan in September 2010, said Julie Newman, director of the Office of Sustainability. The Strategic Plan, she added, sets out to accomplish “aggressive yet achievable” goals by the end of 2013 in categories including waste reduction, water distribution and recycling.
  • On Wednesday evening, the Yale Jazz Ensemble will premiere a collection of jazz pieces written by their own members.

    In Sprague Memorial Hall, the Yale Jazz Ensemble will present its third of four concerts that will take place this academic year. The performance is the first YJE concert to showcase exclusively student-written pieces, featuring four pieces composed by current members of the group and three alumni creations, said Thomas Duffy, School of Music professor and the director of university bands.

THE WEATHER

High of 39 degrees, low of 32 degrees, a mix of rain and snow.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Honey Rosemary Scone

Lunch: Vegan Yellow Split Pea Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Quinoa Almond Pilaf, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mediterranean Foccacia, Cheese Sauce, Steakhouse French Fries, Brown Sauce, Black Pepper Mayonnaise, Hand Shaped Angus Hamburger, Hand Shaped Angus Cheeseburger, BLT Sandwich, Black Eyed Peas, Southern Style Collard Greens, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Orzo Salad with Carrots & Dill, Marinated Green Bean Salad, Magic Bar, Butterscotch Cookie

Dinner: Mushroom Tart With Fontina & Ricotta, Vegan Paella, Bean Burger, Szechuan Beef Stir Fry, Cheese Sauce, Steakhouse French Fries, Brown Sauce, Black Pepper Mayonnaise, Fresh Green Beans Sauté, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Chicken & Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Orzo Salad with Carrots & Dill, 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 Pilaf, Roasted Local Summer Squash, Insalata Di Farro, Marinated Green Bean Salad, Magic Bar, Butterscotch Cookie