University | 10:54 pm | October 3, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 10.4.12

James L. Buckley ’44 LAW ’49 stopped by Yale on Wednesday for a Pierson College Master's Tea.
James L. Buckley ’44 LAW ’49 stopped by Yale on Wednesday for a Pierson College Master's Tea. Photo by Sara Miller.

THE NEWS

  • Nearly 60 years after his graduation from Yale, James L. Buckley ’44 LAW ’49 returned to campus as the only living person who has held a high office in each of the three branches of the U.S. government. At a Pierson College Master’s Tea co-sponsored by the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program on Wednesday afternoon, Buckley reflected on the balance between state and fedearal power and its origins in the Constitution, drawing a diverse audience of over 50 undergraduates, graduates students and members of the New Haven community.
  • As of October 1, underage drinkers can get Connecticut property owners charged with a misdemeanor offense.
    Under the new law, any state property owner who permits underage drinking in his or her household “recklessly or with criminal negligence” could face a minimum of $500 in fines or one year in prison if it is a first-time offense. Serious offenders can now face charges of a class A misdemeanor — only one step below a felony — which calls for a larger fine of up to $2,000 as well as a possible one-year prison stint.
  • Seniors gathered around the back room of Viva Zapata Bar on Wednesday night for “SWUGLIFE: A Colloquium,” an informal panel discussion on issues seniors tackle in their final year on campus. The event was organized by the Communication and Consent Educators program, which was created in part to foster organic, informal discussions about Yale’s sexual culture.

THE WEATHER

High of 74 degrees, low of 56 degrees, likely showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar

Lunch: Orzo Vegetable Soup, Cream of Spinach Soup, St. Louis Style BBQ Spareribs, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Black Eyed Peas & Chili Casserole, Honey Mustard Dip, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Chicken Club Wrap, Bourbon Yams, Southwestern Potato Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Orange Almond Cupcake, Toffee Coffee Cookie

Dinner: Chef’s Choice Grilled Flatbread, Chicken White Bean Chill, Tofu & Grilled Vegetables, Red Snapper Veracruz, Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burger, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Southwestern Potato Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Chocolate Cream Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Breakfast Sausage Pattie, Potato Pancakes

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chicken, Black Bean & Jack Quesadilla, Grilled Portabella Mushroom Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Eggplant Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pork Char Slew, Chef’s Choice WOK, Roast Beef Sand with Caramelized Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Barley, Corn & Tomato with Smoked Mozzarella, Arugula & Nectarine Salad, Orange Almond Cupcake, Toffee Coffee Cookie

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