September 25th, 2012 | University

Wednesday’s Buzz: 9.26.12

How do students actually use Yale's various meal plans?
How do students actually use Yale's various meal plans? Photo by Stephanie Rivkin.

THE NEWS

  • Yale Dining offers several different meal plans to cater to preferences of various types of students, including early risers who regularly eat three meals per day and students living off-campus who eat at dining halls less frequently. But no matter which meal plan they choose, students pay roughly the same. Is that fair?
  • Despite significant improvement in the state’s fiscal health, Connecticut continues to face a budget shortfall, according to a report released Thursday. The report, authored by Secretary of Policy and Management Ben Barnes and addressed to State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, projected a $26.9 million shortfall in Connecticut’s general fund for the 2013 fiscal year.
  • After receiving a sizeable grant this summer, the Yale AIDS Memorial Project is preparing to launch an interactive website by the end of January in an effort to expand its reach beyond campus. The initiative, begun in 2010 by Christopher Glazek ’07, documents the lives of members of the Yale community who perished during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and aims to raise awareness about the impact of the disease in the United States.

THE WEATHER

High of 75 degrees, low of 60 degrees, scattered rain.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Apple Danish

Lunch: Vegan Yellow Split Pea Soup, Matzoh Ball Soup, Dal Gobi, Spinach & Feta Quiche, Mideast Spiced Chicken, Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Tahini, Tzatziki Sauce, Eggplant Muhammara Sandwich, Lemon Mint Israeli Couscous, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing, Tabbouleh, Magic Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Indian-Spiced Fried Daily Catch, Beef Curry, Basmati Rice, Couscous With Cherry Almonds, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing, Tabbouleh, Fruit Cheesecake Kiss

In Commons

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

Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Minestrone, Chard & Gruyere Tart, Grilled Chicken In Spiced Yogurt & Mint, Penne, Organic Tomato Sauce, Grilled Cheese & Heirloom Tomato On Wheat, Grilled Sausage Beer Onion & Apples, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Noodle Kugel, Fresh, Market Vegetable, Fresh Green Bean-Garlic Sauté, Turkish Chopped Salad, Tabbouleh, Magic Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie