April 25th, 2012 | University

Thursday’s Buzz: 4.26.12

More than a thousand people marched downtown Wednesday in a rally for organized labor and city jobs.
More than a thousand people marched downtown Wednesday in a rally for organized labor and city jobs. Photo by Vivienne Jiao Zhang.

THE NEWS

  • A crowd of students, union workers and community activists — together over one thousand strong — flooded parts of the Yale campus and downtown New Haven in a call for University and city officials to provide more youth opportunities and union jobs. The event, termed the “Let’s Get to Work” march and rally, was jointly organized by the undergraduate community advocacy group Students Unite Now, the Local 34 and Local 35 unions that represent University technical, clerical and dining hall employees, the Graduate Employees Student Organization, and the nonprofit progressive advocacy group Connecticut Center for a New Economy.
  • The first computer virus to affect Mac operating systems has spread to Yale’s campus after infecting over 600,000 computers across the world.

    Roughly 50 students have reported to Information Technology Services that their computers have the Flashback virus, which can go undetected while stealing the personal information such as passwords and credit card information saved in files, said Adam Bray, assistant manager for Student Technology Collaborative.

  • The search for University Vice President for Development Inge Reichenbach’s successor will finish in roughly two weeks, University President Richard Levin said Wednesday. Reichenbach announced in November, five months after the six-year, $3.88 billion Yale Tomorrow fundraising campaign concluded, that she would step down at the end of the academic year. At the time, Levin said the search for Reichenbach’s successor would be conducted “nationwide” and would consider candidates from both inside and outside Yale. Levin said the University is close to making a hiring decision

THE WEATHER

High of 61 degrees, low of 44 degrees, showers likely.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Batter, Bacon Corn Muffin

Lunch: Italian Wedding Soup, Asian Mushroom Broth, Pizza with Sausage & Cheese, Pizza with Mozzarella, Eggplant Parmesan, Spread Hummus Roasted Garlic, Hummus Sundried Tomato, Frijole Tortilla, Stir Fried Carrots & Spinach, Fresh Broccoli & Cauliflower, Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Chickpea Peppers Olives Charmoula, Orzo Salad with Carrots and Dill, Bikini Bar, Salty Sweet Cookie

Dinner: Stir-Fried Turkey and Broccoli, Berkeley Mac and Cheese, Falafel With Tahini Dressing, Chili 5-way Cincinnati, Spread Hummus Roasted Garlic, Hummus Sundried Tomato, Brown Rice & Mushrooms, Fresh Zucchini and Carrots with Herbs, Mesclun with Creamy Tarragon Dressing, Chickpea Peppers Olives Charmoula, Orzo Salad with Carrots and Dill, Golden Pound Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Whites, Waffle Batter, Eggs Scrambled, Omelets, Sausage Links, Potato Pancakes, Bacon Corn Muffin

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Corn Chowder, Burrito Bean Vegan, Chili Con Carne, Boiled Thin Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, All-Natural Burger Chefs Choice, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast Sandwich, Garden Burger For Grill Place, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Green Beans and Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, Ciabatta Caprese Sandwich, Cilantro Rice, Glazed Fresh Carrots, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Chickpea Peppers Olives Charmoula, Bikini Bar, Salty Sweet Cookie