August 29th, 2012 | University

Thursday’s Buzz: 8.30.12

On Prospect Street, Oak Trees are falling and Elm Trees are rising, thanks to a local beautification effort. Read more in tomorrow's News.
On Prospect Street, Oak Trees are falling and Elm Trees are rising, thanks to a local beautification effort. Read more in tomorrow's News. Photo by Cynthia Hua.

THE NEWS

  • The Sustainability Education Peers (STEP) will be replaced this year by a new group known as the Sustainability Corps. The office of Sustainability announced in late August that it was reorganizing the STEP program in response to student criticism that the program was disorganized and vague in its goals. The new organization, the Sustainability Service Corps, will create more specific job titles and require greater supervision from the office of sustainability.
  • Yale Dining hired Saybrook College’s associate master Cathy Van Dyke SOM ’86 this month as the new director of residential dining to fill the vacancy left last January by Regenia Phillips. Though Van Dyke, who was selected after a nationwide search, has no experience with dining services, she comes from an operations management background, having previously worked with RPM systems, a New Haven-based environmental consulting firm.
  • Economics professor Steven Berry will chair a committee this year responsible for reviewing the allocation of faculty positions across departments, Provost Peter Salovey announced last week. What’s under his purview? Gavan Gideon reports.

THE WEATHER

High of 82 degrees, low of 60 degrees, sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Orange Fiesta Coffee Ring

Lunch: Cream Of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, White Beans & Spinach Casserole, Pesto Chicken Sandwich, Orzo With Sundried Tomatoes, Greek Bean Salad, Dawn’s Panzanella

Dinner: Pork Loin with Peppers, Eggplant Rollettes, Penne With Herbed Zucchini, Fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Focaccia, Greek Bean Salad, Dawn’s Panzanella, Golden Pound Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Scrambled Egg Whites, Waffle Bar, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Sausage Links, Potato Pancakes, Orange Fiesta Coffee Ring

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Corn Chowder, Chili Con Carne, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chicken Pesto Sandwich, Tofu Teriyaki, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli Bianca Pizza, Tofu Pad Thai, Green Bean & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, BLAT Sandwich, Cilantro Rice, Fresh Corn On The Cob, Dawn’s Panzanella