February 29th, 2012 | University

Thursday’s Buzz: 3.1.12

Yale-New Haven wants to increase its capacity through new construction at its current location and by acquiring the Hospital of Saint Raphael.
Yale-New Haven wants to increase its capacity through new construction at its current location and by acquiring the Hospital of Saint Raphael. Photo by Jacob Geiger.

THE NEWS

  • In a four-day operation that kicked off last Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 45 people in Massachusetts and Connecticut, including two in New Haven. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations officers arrested the 45 individuals as part of “Operation Threats Against the Community,” according to a Wednesday afternoon ICE press release. New Haven, Bridgeport and Hamden were among the locations where arrests took place — all told, Connecticut saw 40 arrests.
  • Professors say they will raise objections to Yale’s planned liberal arts college in Singapore at today’s Yale College faculty meeting. One faculty member requested at February’s faculty meeting that Yale-NUS be put on the agenda this month, but Yale College Dean Mary Miller temporarily canceled the meeting Feb. 17 because no other major items were on the agenda.
  • With patient intake levels pushing maximum capacity, Yale-New Haven Hospital — Connecticut’s largest medical facility — is attempting a twofold approach: increasing the number of beds for its current Elm City property, and purchasing the Hospital of Saint Raphael, the state’s fourth largest hospital. Yale-New Haven Hospital is asking state regulators to approve the addition of 70 beds to its campus over the next two years — an investment of $1.4 million — that will grow the facility’s current 1,008 beds and ease a spike in patient volume.

THE WEATHER

High of 40 degrees, low of 27 degrees, rain likely.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

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

Lunch: Curried Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup, Bean & Bacon Soup, Chick Peas In Tomato Sauce, Eggplant Parmesan, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Honey Mustard Dip, Duck Sauce, Bull’s Eye Original Barbecue Sauce, Oven Roast Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans & Mushroom Sauté, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Arugula Fennel Fontina Salad, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Carrot & Raisin Salad, Plain Brownie, Gingersnap

Dinner: Baja Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream, Chicken Jambalaya, Pho Noodle Bowl Bar, Nachos Bar, Hand Shaped Slider Burger, French Fries, Fresh Whole Green Beans, Arugula Fennel Fontina Salad, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Carrot & Raisin Salad, Pina Colada Cupcake, Chocolate Cream Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Sausage Pattie, Potato Pancakes

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Penne Tuscan Style, Spaghetti, Chef’s Choice Pasta Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Marinated Oven Roasted Tofu, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Contains Wheat Contains Gluten, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Beef Pad Thai, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, Roast Beef Sand with Caramelized Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Chef’s Choice Fries, Curried Cauliflower & Eggplant, Calabrian Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Arugula Goat Cheese & Beet Salad, Plain Brownie, Gingersnap