University | 10:17 pm | September 6, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Friday’s Buzz: 9.7.12

A new Amtrak line in the Northeast may bypass New Haven.
A new Amtrak line in the Northeast may bypass New Haven. Photo by The Yale Daily News.

THE NEWS

  • For the second year in a row, the GPA required for Yale College graduates to attain Latin honors increased this spring. According to the Yale College Dean’s Office, members of the Class of 2012 needed a 3.95 to graduate summa cum laude, a 3.89 to graduate magna cum laude, and a 3.80 to graduate cum laude. Last year, those figure were 3.94, 3.87, and 3.78 respectively.
  • After Amtrak announced the route for its proposed new high speed rail line in the Northeast — which promises to deliver passengers from Boston to Washington, D.C., in just over three hours — city officials began a vigorous campaign against a program that they argue will leave New Haven in the dust. The current railroad infrastructure in the Northeast Corridor — the main rail artery north of Washington — runs through New Haven, Stamford and Bridgeport on its way to Boston.
  • When Yale-NUS College has faced criticism in the last two years, University President Richard Levin has been the first to come to its defense. But with Levin’s departure set for June 30, 2013, administrators at both Yale and the National University of Singapore say the new college’s administration is prepared to lead on its own — and overcome any challenges it may encounter along the way.

THE WEATHER

High of 84 degrees, low of 71 degrees, patchy fog.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar

Lunch: Tortilla Soup Mezclado, Argentinian Sierra Beef Sandwich, Chilaquiles Verdes with Tofu, Tex-Mex Rice, Red Snapper Veracruz, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Vegetable Quesadillas, BLAT Sandwich, Fresh Market Vegetable, Peruvian Corn Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Coconut Macaroon

Dinner: Fresh Catch with Corn & Pepper Salsa, Chipotle Tomato Salsa, Roasted Pepper Enchilada, Cochinita Pibil, Portabella Fajita, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Mexican Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Peruvian Corn Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad

In Commons

Breakfast: Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs With Mushrooms, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato Home Fries

Lunch: Manhattan Clam Chowder, Chilaquiles Verdes with Tofu, Red Snapper Veracruz, Linguine, White Clam Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Grilled Tuna, Provolone & Tomato On Whole Wheat, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Chef’s Choice WOK, Jasmine Rice, Spring Roll, Tofu Lo Mein, Tex-Mex Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Peruvian Corn Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Coconut Macaroon

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