September 5th, 2012 | University

Thursday’s Buzz: 9.6.12

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Photo by Blair Seideman.

THE NEWS

  • Get ready for Scan and Deliver, a new service that allows researchers to request materials and received a scanned document. Library administrators expect it to become “indispensable” to the research process. Read more in tomorrow’s News.
  • The class of 2016 is the University’s most racially diverse in history after the number of freshmen identifying as students of color increased in the latest admissions cycle.

    A record 40.6 percent of this year’s freshman class identified as a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and also a student of color on admissions forms, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said Wednesday — up exactly one percentage point from the previous year’s figure.

  • The trial of seven Connecticut death row inmates seeking to overturn their death penalties on the basis of judicial bias began Wednesday at the Northern Correctional Institute in Somers, Conn. The seven inmates, all convicted of murder before the repeal of Connecticut’s death penalty last spring, claim that racial and geographic bias unjustly affected their sentencing.

THE WEATHER

High of 82 degrees, low of 67 degrees, patchy fog, then sun.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar

Lunch: Orzo Vegetable Soup, Cream Of Spinach Soup, St. Louis Style BBQ Spareribs, Creamy Macaroni & Cheese, Black Eyed Peas & Chili Casserole, Honey Mustard Dip, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Chicken Club Wrap, Bourbon Yams, Fresh Market Vegetable, Southwestern Potato Salad, Three Bean Salad

Dinner: Chef’s Choice Grilled Flatbread, Miso Glazed Whole Roasted Salmon, Turkey Mango Chili, Tofu & Grilled Vegetables, Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burger, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Southwestern Potato Salad, Three Bean Salad

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Sausage Pattie, Potato Pancakes

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Spaghetti, Chef’s Choice Pasta Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Black Bean Quesadilla, Monte Cristo Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Eggplant Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pork Char Siew, Chef’s Choice WOK, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Roast Beef Sand with Caramelized Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Peas & Carrots, Barley, Corn & Tomato with Smoked Mozzarella, Arugula & Nectarine Salad