University | 9:10 pm | September 13, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Friday’s Buzz: 9.14.12

The Bulldogs' 2012 football season kicks off Saturday against Georgetown.
The Bulldogs' 2012 football season kicks off Saturday against Georgetown. Photo by YDN.

THE NEWS

  • As 2012-’13 Yale College Council executive board nears the end of the first month of its tenure on campus, it is aiming to increase communication between the Council and students as well as between students and administrators. Members of the YCC Executive Board said they hope to enhance student participation and input in administrative decisions, beginning with enforcement recent the off-campus party registration policy and the search for University President Richard Levin’s successor.
  • With Election Day approaching, Connecticut finds itself in the midst of a lawsuit that will determine what its ballot looks like in November. Representatives for the two parties in the case, Connecticut’s Republican Party and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, presented oral arguments to Connecticut’s Supreme Court on Wednesday.
  • After reformatting introductory-level biology courses this fall, the University has seen substantial growth in the enrollment of those classes.

    Intro biology courses faced logistical challenges throughout shopping period as demand repeatedly exceeded the capacity of the lecture halls assigned to those courses. The spike in enrollment was largely caused by new prerequisites for the biology majors and an influx of students who did not pass the new biology placement exam.

THE WEATHER

High of 80 degrees, low of 61 degrees, fog, followed by showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Banana Nut Muffin

Lunch: Manhattan Clam Chowder, Barbecued Pork Chop, Swiss Chard with Tomatoes & Potatoes, California Black-Eyed Peas, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, All Beef Grilled Hot Dog, Grilled Garden Burger, Hand Shaped Angus Hamburger, Hand Shaped Angus Cheeseburger, Garlic Steak Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Magic Bar, Gingersnap

Dinner: Roasted Turkey Tenderloin with Corn Salsa, Vegetable Cassoulet with Pecan Crust, Baked Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Cajun Blackened Pollack, Roasted Yams & Bliss Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Pumpkin Sheet Cake

In Commons

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

Lunch: Lobster Bisque, Cellentani With Beans Spinach & Cheese, Barbecued Pork Chop, Linguine, White Clam Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Eli’s Tuna Melt on Rye, Blue Cheese & Onion Burger, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Ricotta, Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Caribbean Blend Vegetables, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Magic Bar, Gingersnap

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