University | 8:36 pm | October 31, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 11.1.12

Elizabeth Warren (D) is running against incumbent Scott Brown (R) for the Massachusetts Senate.
Elizabeth Warren (D) is running against incumbent Scott Brown (R) for the Massachusetts Senate. Photo by Community Banks Roundtable/Creative Commons.

THE NEWS

  • In a race that could determine whether the U.S. Senate is majority Democratic or Republican, Yale College Democrats and Republicans have flocked to Massachusetts to canvass for their respective candidates. The race between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, is one of the closest and most watched Senate races this year.
  • Davenport bike-owners who use fences, posts or furniture as impromptu bike racks will have to find a new way to store their bikes. Davenport College now requires all students to register their bikes with the Davenport College Master’s Office — joining Branford College and Jonathan Edwards College in implementing stricter bike usage policies.
  • Though most Yalies use Apple computers, the release of Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system, might lead to a few converts. The new platform came out Oct. 26 and a group of student employees at a booth in the Yale Bookstore are promoting the software to the store’s customers. Despite the popularity of Apple products at Yale, the students said the new Microsoft operating system could be particularly appealing to college students, because of its apps and user-friendly interface. But five visitors to the booth said they were “just looking” and not committed to purchasing the software.

THE WEATHER

High of 56 degrees, low of 42 degrees, chance of showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar

Lunch: Tortilla Soup Mezclado, Orzo Vegetable Soup, St. Louis Style BBQ Spareribs, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Black Eyed Peas & Chili Casserole, Honey Mustard Dip, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Chicken Club Wrap, Bourbon Yams, Southwestern Potato Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Orange Almond Cupcake, Toffee Coffee Cookie

Dinner: Chicken White Bean Chili, Tofu & Grilled Vegetables, Red Snapper Veracruz, Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burger, Curly Fries, Southwestern Potato Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Chocolate Cream Pie

In Commons

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

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Baked Polenta with Shiitake Ragout, Spaghetti, Chicken, Black Bean & Jack Quesadilla, Grilled Portabella Mushroom Sandwich, Pepperoni Pizza, Pork Char Siew, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Roast Beef Sand with Caramelized Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Carrots, Barley, Corn & Tomato with Smoked Mozzarella, Arugula & Nectarine Salad, Orange Almond Cupcake, Toffee Coffee Cookie

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