University | 10:43 pm | September 4, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Wednesday’s Buzz: 9.5.12

Yale Dining unrolled two new winter break meal plans that allowed students to eat in Morse and Ezra Stiles dining halls during Jan. 7-12.
Yale Dining unrolled two new winter break meal plans that allowed students to eat in Morse and Ezra Stiles dining halls during Jan. 7-12. Photo by Blair Seideman.

THE NEWS

  • To adjust to Yale College’s new academic calendar, Yale Dining will now keep residential dining halls open over school recesses this year. Students on a meal plan will be able to dine on campus at no additional cost during this year’s October break and for five days over Thanksgiving vacation. All residential colleges will remain open during fall break, while Pierson and Calhoun will each serve two meals a day during Thanksgiving.
  • The University is “one or two gifts away from breaking ground” on the two new residential colleges, according to former Yale Corporation Senior Fellow Roland Betts ’68. Ever since University President Richard Levin announced in 2009 that construction of the $500 million project would be placed on hold, Yale officials have worked to raise the colleges’ entire cost from donors. With $300 million still outstanding, Vice President for Development Joan O’Neill said the University is currently in talks with potential donors over “very significant gifts” but declined to give specifics.
  • The $198 million downtown New Haven campus of Gateway Community College, the most expensive of its kind in state history, officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday after over a decade of planning and construction. But on Tuesday the school truly set to work — opening its doors to an estimated 7,800 students for the first day of classes.

THE WEATHER

High of 80 degrees, low of 65 degrees, showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar

Lunch: Split Pea Soup With Ham, Minestrone, Chicken Breast Parmesan Sandwich, Chick Peas & Veggies, Sausage & Peppers, Stuffed Shells, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Ciabatta Caprese Sandwich, Garlic Steak Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Arugula Goat Cheese & Beet Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Zucchini & Tomatoes with Wheatberries, Baked Eggplant with Muenster Cheese, Orecchiette With Sausage & Broccoli Raab, Turkey Steak Provolone, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Italian Style Panini, Roasted Potatoes with Olives & Caper Dressing, Fresh Market Vegetable, Arugula Goat Cheese & Beet Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Banana-Walnut Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Red Bliss Home Fries

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Cream Of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Chicken Thighs, Chicken Souvlaki, Spinach Felafel Burger, Penne, Organic Tomato Sauce, Garden Burger, Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich, Pizza Margherita, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Garden Salad Pocket Sandwich, Rice Pilaf, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Local Summer Squash, Chicken Onion & Israeli Couscous Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad

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