August 28th, 2012 | University

Wednesday’s Buzz: 8.29.12

The president of Sigma Nu fraternity said the University's new policy requiring registration for off-campus parties will hit fraternity activities extra hard.
The president of Sigma Nu fraternity said the University's new policy requiring registration for off-campus parties will hit fraternity activities extra hard. Photo by Christopher Peak.

THE NEWS

  • A handful of parties were shut down by the Yale Police Department during Camp Yale after administrators enacted a new policy requiring off-campus hosts to register parties attended by over 50 students. Several student leaders said they are still skeptical of the rule’s efficacy.
  • For the first time in decades, Yale students will attend courses on campus today as part of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Twenty-one students are participating in the return of a program that left campus in 1972, amid protests against the Vietnam War.
  • Growing up in Cleveland housing projects and living off welfare checks, Patricia Melton ’82 had to beat the odds to earn a degree from Yale. Now, as the new executive director for New Haven Promise, she aims to help high school students in New Haven’s public schools reach college too. Learn more about the program’s new leader in tomorrow’s paper.

THE WEATHER

High of 80 degrees, low of 52 degrees, sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar

Lunch: Vegan Yellow Split Pea Soup, Matzoh Ball Soup, Dal Gobi, Mideast Spiced Chicken, Noodle Kugel, Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Tahini, Tzatziki Sauce, Eggplant Muhammara Sandwich, Tabbouleh, Magic Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Beef Curry, Couscous With Cherry Almonds, Tabbouleh

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Apple Cinnamon Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Egg Whites, Red Bliss Home Fries

Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Minestrone, Chard & Gruyere Tart, Grilled Chicken In Spiced Yogurt & Mint, Penne, Organic Tomato Sauce, Grilled Cheese & Heirloom Tomato On Wheat, Grilled Sausage Beer Onion & Apples, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Noodle Kugel, Fresh Green Bean-Garlic Sauté, Turkish Chopped Salad, Tabbouleh, Magic Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie