April 15th, 2012 | University

Monday’s Buzz: 4.16.12

The National Weather Service says temperatures will soar into the 80s on Monday. Will New Haven feel just like the Sahara?
The National Weather Service says temperatures will soar into the 80s on Monday. Will New Haven feel just like the Sahara? Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

THE NEWS

  • Late Friday evening, John Gonzalez ’14 receieved a call
    from Yale College Council Vice President Omar Njie ’13 informing him that he had won the YCC presidency. But just hours later, Gonzalez was told that the race was not yet over, and several days of campaigning remained before him.

    The YCC Elections Committee, chaired by Njie, announced in a campus-wide email Saturday that Gonzalez and Eric Eliasson ’14 will compete in a runoff election due to a clause in the YCC Constitution that has been overlooked in recent years.

  • Occupy New Haven celebrated its six month anniversary Sunday afternoon amidst calls to leave by city officials, New Haven residents and some of their own members.

    Over 50 people gathered at Occupy New Haven’s encampment on the Upper Green for an afternoon of music and food as they commemorated the protest movement’s arrival in New Haven on Oct. 15. But with some members leaving the movement and calling for its removal from the park and Occupy’s third court date set for Tuesday, protesters may not have much more to celebrate.

  • As increasing selectivity makes the college admissions process more intense
    for high school students, some admissions experts worry that the low acceptance rates might deter some students from applying while attracting those who especially value prestige. Admissions reporter Andrew Giambrone examines the elite undergraduate admissions cycle in tomorrow’s Up Close.

THE WEATHER

High of 85 degrees, low of 57 degrees, hot and sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Batter, Espresso Muffin

Lunch: Spicy Black Bean Gumbo, Roasted Tomato & Black Bean Soup, Roasted Cherry Tomato Rotini, Korean BBQ Tofu Taco, Bean Burger W/ Chipotle Spread, Great Northern White Chili, Chicken Breast Grilled, Nachos Express Bar, Roasted Vegetable Zep, Spiced Potatoes W/ Lentils & Barley, Chef’s Choice Fresh Hot Vegetable, Chickpea Peppers Olives Charmoula, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie

Dinner: Baked Orzo Ratatouille, Meatless Jambalaya, Ginger Cherry Quinoa, Roast Chicken, Nachos Express Bar, Green Bean Ginger Spaghetti Stir Fry, Walnut Burger, Raita, Garlic Rosemary Broccoli & Mushrooms, Chef’s Choice Fresh Hot Vegetable, Chickpea Peppers Olives Charmoula, Lemon Cake Ring w/ Lemon Glaze

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Oatmeal, Waffle Batter, Eggs Scrambled Western Style, Omelets, Buttermilk Pancakes Commons, Egg Whites Scrambled, Eggs Scrambled, Home Fries, Bacon Corn Muffin

Lunch: Chicken Rice Soup, Southwest Black Bean Soup, Spinach & Gruyere Tart, Fajita Beef, Fajita Portabella, Boiled Penne Pasta, Organic Tomato Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, All-Natural Burger Chefs Choice, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger For Grill Place, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Beef Lo Mein, Vegetable Curry, Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry, Sandwich Pita w/Chickpea Spinach & Tomato, Spanish Rice, Sauteed Carrots w/ Dill, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, White Chocolate Macademia Cookie