October 18th, 2012 | University

Friday’s Buzz: 10.19.12

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Photo by U.S. Supreme Court.

THE NEWS

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg elicited a laugh from the audience at Thursday’s Davenport College Master’s Tea when she described her colleagues as “not shrinking violets.” At the talk before nearly 100 students and faculty members, Ginsburg discussed topics ranging from her early career at the American Civil Liberties Union to her role as a leading female figure in the field of law. Ginsburg, the second female to ever be appointed to the nation’s highest court in 1993, is currently on campus to deliver the inaugural Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights at the Yale Law School on Friday in Battell Chapel.
  • Already in the midst of upheaval, Connecticut’s public higher education system was thrown into turmoil last Friday by the resignation of Robert Kennedy, president of the state’s Board of Regents for Higher Education. Former University of Connecticut President Philip Austin, who was recommended to serve as interim president by the Board of Regents following the resignations, will replace Kennedy.
  • What with all the ongoing conversation about sexual culture on Yale’s campus, when will we be comfortable discussing these issues with relation to race? In this week’s WEEKEND cover story, Larissa Pham investigates the development of racial stereotypes and sexual preferences as she unravels the challenges facing Asian women at Yale.

THE WEATHER

High of 68 degrees, low of 55 degrees, chance of showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Blueberry Muffin

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Vegan Paella, Indian Vegetable Curry, Dinosaur Shepherd’s Pie, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Batter Fried Fresh Fish, Spicy Roast Beef Sandwich, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Marinated Cauliflower & Broccoli Salad, Chewy Peanut Butter Brownie, Coconut Macaroon

Dinner: Sardinian Baked Eggplant, Pasta Sausage & Escarole, Pasta & Lentils, Zucchini Frittata, Griddled Polenta with Mushrooms & Spinach, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Marinated Cauliflower & Broccoli Salad, Chocolate Toffee Pudding

In Commons

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

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Vegetable Cassoulet with Pecan Crust, Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Linguine, Grilled Frankfurter, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Shrimp Lo Mein, Shrimp Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Broccoli & Carrots, Tofu Lo Mein, French Fries, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Green & Yellow Bean Salad, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Chewy Peanut Butter Brownie, Coconut Macaroon