March 28th, 2012 | University

Thursday’s Buzz: 3.29.12

Occupy's fate was discussed in a Wednesday hearing.
Occupy's fate was discussed in a Wednesday hearing. Photo by Nick Defiesta.

THE NEWS

  • In the third and final installment of this week’s series on Yale-NUS College, our reporters take a close look at academic freedom in Singapore, and how the country’s values differ from those on Yale’s campus.
  • As the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences reviews its terminal master’s programs, the funding arrangements those programs have with the school may change. Though master’s students pay tuition to the Graduate School — unlike Ph.D. students, who are guaranteed five years of full financial support — the Graduate School typically keeps most of the students’ tuition payments and gives a percentage back to their respective programs.
  • With construction of the new School of Management campus along Whitney Avenue now 11 months underway and the overall structure beginning to take shape, local residents and businesses are coming to understand the impact the campus will have on the surrounding neighborhood The $230 million project has thus far combined steel with concrete into the looming 242,000-square-foot structure now visible along Whitney Avenue. Local residents, many of whom opposed the new campus as it sought approval from the Board of Aldermen, have come to accept the building as a reality. But as the rising steel skeleton reveals the true physical size and scope of the building firsthand, many residents fear decreases in their homes’ property values and a permanent shift in the neighborhood’s character while local businesses expect commercial growth.

THE WEATHER

High of 57 degrees, low of 33 degrees, partly cloudy.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Chef’s Choice Hot Cereal, Waffle Batter, Blueberry Oat Tea Bread

Lunch: Venetian White Bean Soup, Alpine Chicken Veloute Soup, Dal Gobi, Pizza w/ Broccoli & Ricotta, Pizza w/ Mozzarella, Grilled Ham, Brie & Apple Sandwich, Grilled Ham & Cheese On Rye, Stir Fried Carrots & Spinach, Fresh Broccoli & Cauliflower, Spinach Salad Andalusa, Green Bean Catalan, Orecchiette Pasta Salad w/ Zucc & Mozz, Magic Bar

Dinner: Squash Chickpea & Lentil Stew, Mustard Parmesan Breaded Chicken, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Roast Pork with Carolina Apple Compote, Carolina Hoppin’ John, Mixed Greens Southern Style, Fresh Green Beans & Mushroom, Spinach Salad Andalusa, Contains Nuts, Green Bean Catalan, Orecchiette Pasta Salad w/ Zucc & Mozz, Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Kiss

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Batter, Fried Egg & Amer Cheese Sandwich, Omelets To-order, Egg Whites Scrambled cage-free, Eggs Scrambled cage-free, Breakfast Ham Slice, Potato Pancakes, Blueberry Oat Tea Bread

Lunch: Tortellini & Spinach Soup, Cream Of Fresh Mushroom Soup, Chef’s Choice Cod, Chili Cashew, Chicken Southern Fried, Boiled Thin Spaghetti, Chef’s Choice Pasta Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, All-Natural Burger Chefs Choice, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger For Grill Place, Tofu Marinated Chinese Style, Pizza 16″ Pepperoni, Pizza 16″ Chef’s Choice, Pizza 16″ Cheese, Eggplant and Black Bean Sauce, Pad Thai Tofu, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Broccoli & Carrots, Pork Fried Rice, BLAT Sandwich, Chef’s Choice Fries, Frozen Collard Greens, Oven Roast Potatoes, Eggplant Caponata, Penne Caprese Salad, Magic Bar