October 4th, 2012 | University

Friday’s Buzz: 10.5.12

Yale College Dean Mary Miller, center, pictured heading to a Yale College faculty meeting in March.
Yale College Dean Mary Miller, center, pictured heading to a Yale College faculty meeting in March. Photo by The Yale Daily News.

THE NEWS

  • Professors debated ways to reduce the uncertainty surrounding course choices during shopping period at the first Yale College faculty meeting of the 2012-’13 academic year. The faculty meeting presented three reports: one from the Teaching, Learning, and Advising Committee on shopping period, one from the Executive Committee detailing cases seen in spring 2012 and a semi-annual report of sexual misconduct complaints. Yale College Dean Mary Miller also announced the creation of a new ad-hoc committee that will examine the grading patterns in Yale College in light of concerns about grade inflation.
  • On the evening of March 8, 1987, Bernice Martin was raped and murdered in her apartment in Manchester, Conn.
    More than five years later, her granddaughter’s husband, Richard Lapointe, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of release. Now, the courts are questioning the confessions that have kept Lapointe behind bars for the past two decades.
  • Hungry Yalies and New Haven residents will soon be able to eat out for less via a new discount card program called Save Haven.
    The program, which organizers said will be on sale by late October, requires a one-time, $10 purchase of a Save Haven card, which then provides access to discounts at 17 restaurants around Yale. Discounts span free bubble tea with a purchase of $15 or more at Ivy Noodle to a 20 percent discount at Ashley’s Ice Cream.

THE WEATHER

High of 79 degrees, low of 57 degrees, partly cloudy.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Lunch: Tortilla Soup Mezclado, Argentinian Sierra Beef Sandwich, Chilaquiles Verdes with Tofu, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Cheese Quesadillas, BLAT Sandwich, Peruvian Corn Salad, Mexican Tabbouleh Salad, Orange Cranberry White Choc Chip Bar, Coconut Macaroon

Dinner: Fresh Catch with Corn & Pepper Salsa, Chipotle Tomato Salsa, Roasted Pepper Enchilada, Cochinita Pibil, Portabella Fajita, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Mexican Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Peruvian Corn Salad, Mexican Tabbouleh Salad, Mexican Hot Chocolate Sheet Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potato Home Fries, Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Lunch: Manhattan Clam Chowder, Chilaquiles Verdes with Tofu, Red Snapper Veracruz, Linguine, Organic Tomato Sauce, Grilled Tuna, Provolone & Tomato on Whole Wheat, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli Bianca Pizza, Chef’s Choice WOK, French Fries, Tex-Mex Rice, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Peruvian Corn Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Orange Cranberry White Choc Chip Bar, Coconut Macaroon