April 16th, 2012 | University

Tuesday’s Buzz: 4.17.12

Yale College Council's 10K initiative is bringing SMART boards to the classroom.
Yale College Council's 10K initiative is bringing SMART boards to the classroom. Photo by The Yale Daily News.

THE NEWS

  • Despite a dramatic decline in crime over the past several years, a News survey revealed that many students continue to be concerned about crime in the city and around campus. While students said recent years have seen an improvement in student-police relations, and most welcomed the New Haven Police Department’s embrace of community policing, they still have concerns about crime, according to a survey of 763 undergraduates conducted by the News last Monday and Tuesday. The perception of criminal activity around Yale’s campus lingers despite significant progress in crime reduction around the city and campus over the past decade.
  • As Shakespeare analysis expands in academia and literary criticism to include more than strictly literary methods, Yale’s Shakespeare curriculum has grown to include specialized courses that look at specific aspects of Shakespeare’s work in greater detail than in the past — opening doors for a variety of teaching styles as well. Julia Zorthian reports.
  • A student-led initiative is using standard Wii remotes and computer software to give classroom projectors the capabilities of a SMART Board for a fraction of the cost. The new technology ­— known as a Wiimote Whiteboard ­— was installed in the Morse-Ezra Stiles theater last Sunday as part of the Yale College Council 10K initiative, said Pedro Monroy, Information and Technology Services director of classroom technology. The project received $500 to install four Wiimote Whiteboards at $103 apiece.

THE WEATHER

High of 76 degrees, low of 40 degrees, mostly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Banana Blueberry Muffin

Lunch: Yankee Bean Soup, Dal Gobi, Sausage & Peppers Grinder, Stuffed Shells, Italian Deli Zep, Couscous, Roasted Fresh Baby Carrots, Chef’s Choice Fresh Hot Vegetable, Roasted Butternut Square & Barley Salad, White Bean Salad W/Sundried Tomato Vinegarette, Pina Colada Cupcake, Peanut Butter Cookie

Dinner: Harira, Baking Powder Biscuit, Turkey Stew, Korean Barbecued Pork Chop, Roasted Fresh Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash & Barley Salad, White Bean Salad W/Sundried Tomato Vinegarette, Iced Oreo Sheet Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Waffle Batter, Frittata Zucchini, Omelets, Texas French Toast, Eggs Scrambled, Egg Whites Scrambled, Two Bacon Slices, Shredded Potatoes, Banana Blueberry Muffin

Lunch: Hearty Vegetable Barley Soup, Escarole & Sausage Soup, Oven Roasted Hoisin Tofu, Leek & Potato Galette, Shepherd’s Pie Dinosaur Style, Bolognese Sauce, Boiled Thin Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Chinese Greens with Garlic, Green Beans and Tofu, Shrimp Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Cantonese Chicken Wings, Italian Deli Zep, Dirty Rice, Roasted Butternut Squash, Caesar Side Salad w/ Housemade Dressing, Creamy Coleslaw, Piña Colada Cupcake, Peanut Butter Cookie