August 23rd, 2012 | University

Friday’s Buzz: 8.24.12

THE NEWS

  • The class of 2016 moves in.
  • Of the 173 students who qualified for New Haven Promise scholarships in this year’s applicant pool, 123 ultimately accepted the awards, which can be used only at in-state institutions. Those numbers are both increases from the program’s inaugural applicant pool in 2011, when 150 students qualified for scholarships and 115 accepted them. Administrators involved in Promise said these increases demonstrate that New Haven Promise is an effective motivational tool for high school students.
  • Eight Bulldogs were among the more than 10,000 Olympians who competed at the London Olympics, representing three countries in two different sports. Three of those athletes left London with Olympic medals. American Taylor Ritzel ’10 and Canadian Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 finished first and second, respectively, in the women’s eight rowing final at Lake Dorney on Aug 2. And American Charlie Cole ’07 won Yale’s final medal of the Games while rowing in the mens’ four boat that took bronze on Aug 4.
  • Freshmen arriving on campus will participate in an updated freshman orientation program, which administrators say will familiarize new students with Yale’s resources and the city of New Haven. Orientation this fall will include mandatory “communication and consent” workshops on sexual misconduct prevention, reformulated workshops on health and sexuality, and revamped events encouraging freshmen to explore the Elm City and the arts at Yale, Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry said.

THE WEATHER

High of 85 degrees, low of 67 degrees, partly cloudy.

THE FOOD

Dining halls are closed. Express lunches can be purchased on Old Campus between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $10.