September 12th, 2012 | University

Thursday’s Buzz: 9.13.12

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Photo by Sara Stalla.

THE NEWS

  • When students returned to campus this August, they were greeted once again by the sight of Payne Whitney Gymnasium shrouded in blue scaffolding.
    The University began renovations on Payne Whitney’s exterior in 2007, suspending the project in 2008 due to budget cuts in capital maintenance projects following the recession, said Stephen Brown, the director of administration and space planning at the University Planning Office in a Wednesday email. What’s next for the renovation?
  • As the Yale Law School prepares to venture into uncharted territory by enrolling Ph.D. students next fall, scholars nationwide are unsure that the school’s new doctoral program will ultimately benefit legal education.

    The three-year degree Ph.D. program, the first of its kind, is designed to give J.D. graduates an opportunity to broaden their portfolio of scholarly work while learning to teach, Law School Dean Robert Post said. Law School administrators said the program will not only prepare aspiring law professors for an increasingly competitive job market but will also affirm the law’s status as an academic discipline.

  • It’s finally here. Shake Shack has hit New Haven, and students across the University are celebrating. Find out more about the restaurant’s new digs on the Green in tomorrow’s News.

THE WEATHER

High of 79 degrees, low of 58 degrees, sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Ring

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, Crimini Mushroom & Potato Soup, Fresh Tomato Pizza (vegan), Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Portabella & Parmesan Gnocchi, Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Onion Jam, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Onion & Ricotta Wrap, Orzo With Sundried Tomatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Combination Salad, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Honey Walnut Cookie, Cream Cheese Brownie

Dinner: Chermoula Stuffed Chicken Breast, Baked Orzo Ratatouille, Moroccan Bean Stew, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Pork Burgers, Lemon Herbed Israeli Couscous, Fresh Market Vegetable, Combination Salad, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Oreo Cheesecake Kiss

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Western Style Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Potato Pancakes, Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Ring

Lunch: Pumpkin Pear & Coriander Soup, Tortellini & Spinach Soup, Cashew Chili, Southern Fried Chicken, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Onion Jam, Marinated Oven Roasted Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli Bianca Pizza, Tofu Pad Thai, Green Bean & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, BLAT Sandwich, Oven Roast Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Peas, Combination Salad, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Honey Walnut Cookie, Cream Cheese Brownie