September 27th, 2012 | University

Friday’s Buzz: 9.28.12

Saturday's home football game marks the first tailgate of the season. How will the new policy play out?
Saturday's home football game marks the first tailgate of the season. How will the new policy play out? Photo by Charlie Croom.

THE NEWS

  • Though Yale returned 4.9 percent on its investments in the latest fiscal year — beating out performances by two other Ivy League schools so far — the value of its endowment slipped by $100 million because spending distributions outpaced growth.

    The performance of Yale’s endowment, valued at $19.3 billion as of June 30, was significantly weaker than the 21.9 percent return posted in fiscal year 2011. The University’s investments in foreign equity were hit particularly hard, as international developed markets lost 13.8 percent and emerging markets fell 15.9 percent, according to a statement released Thursday.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi came to campus Thursday. It happened. It really happened. So what did she say?
  • After an unexpected increase in admissions yield for the School of Management’s full-time MBA program, the school is now facing tighter space constraints than ever before. The 4 percent increase in the 2011-’12 admissions cycle yield to 46 percent brought approximately 20 more students than last year into the first-year MBA student body. Though the school intends to grow in size as it transitions to its new campus set to open in spring 2014, the yield increase is both a blessing and a curse.

THE WEATHER

High of 69 degrees, low of 56 degrees, heavy rain.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin

Lunch: Roasted Tomato & Black Bean Soup, Penne w/ Salsa Sofrito, Baja Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream, Vegetable Burrito, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast
Grilled Garden Burger, Salsa Verde, Turkey Quesadilla, Cuban Sandwich, Arroz Blanco, Fresh Market Vegetable, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Tomato & Avocado Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette, Blondie With Chocolate Chips, Gingersnap

Dinner: Bean Tacos, Poblano Rellenos, Beef Fajita, Bean Burger with Chipotle Spread, Creamy Corn Casserole, Fresh Market Vegetable, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Tomato & Avocado Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette, Espresso Tres Leche Cake

In Commons

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

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Wheatberry Pilaf, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Baja Style Fish Tacos, Linguine, Spaghetti, White Clam Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Portabella Fajita, Hamburger, Grilled Beef Chili Topping, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Stir-Fried Turkey & Broccoli, Chef’s Choice WOK, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Vegetables, Curried Tofu, Ricotta, Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Black Bean & Rice Salad, Tomato & Avocado Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette, Blondie With Chocolate Chips, Gingersnap