University | 10:09 pm | November 7, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 11.8.12

The team organizing this year's IvyQ Conference, which will be held on campus next semester, poses for a photo.
The team organizing this year's IvyQ Conference, which will be held on campus next semester, poses for a photo. Photo by Jonathan Villanueva.

THE NEWS

  • Despite the LGBTQ Co-op’s large following at Yale, some students are looking to create new outlets for LGBTQ students. Fonzy Toro ’15 created De Colores, a group for Latino LGBTQ students, at the beginning of this school year, and now students in the Asian-American Cultural Center are creating an LGBTQ group for Asian students. The organizers of these groups said the smaller student organizations provide a space for more intimate discussion and self-exploration than existing LGBTQ resources on campus, adding that perceptions of sexuality can vary across racial groups.
  • Common was decked out on Wednesday night in flags and lights to host a dinner celebrating the Muslim festival Eid. Hosted by the Yale Muslim Students Association and the University Chaplain’s Office, the event — which is in its 11th year — attracted about 520 Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and members of the local Muslim community. Although the festival was actually on Oct. 26, the MSA postponed the celebration because it fell during fall break.
  • The Graduate Student Assembly has unveiled a new legal aid program to address student concerns about a lack of legal services offered by the University. The initiative, which was launched with the help of University General Counsel Dorothy Robinson, allows graduate and professional school students to meet with a member of the New Haven County Bar association for free one-on-one advice during monthly “Ask-a-Lawyer” sessions — the first of which will be held Thursday. Students can also consult a newly compiled list of local attorneys who will offer free private consultation and reduced service fees.

THE WEATHER

High of 45 degrees, low of 30 degrees, rain/snow.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Ring

Lunch: Crimini Mushroom & Potato Soup, Corn & Bacon Chowder, Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes & Parmesan, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Onion Jam, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Onion & Ricotta Wrap, Fresh Market Vegetable, Combination Salad, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Honey Walnut Cookie, Cream Cheese Brownie

Dinner: Chermoula Stuffed Chicken Breast, Baked Orzo Ratatouille, Moroccan Bean Stew, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden, Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Pork Burgers, Lemon Herbed Israeli Couscous, Combination Salad, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Oreo Cheesecake Kiss

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Potato Pancakes, Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Ring

Lunch: Pumpkin Pear & Coriander Soup, Tortellini & Spinach Soup, Cashew Chili, Southern Fried Chicken, Spaghetti, Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Onion Jam, Marinated Oven Roasted Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli Bianca Pizza, Tofu Pad Thai, Green Bean & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, BLAT Sandwich, Oven Roast Potatoes, Peas, Combination Salad, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Honey Walnut Cookie, Cream Cheese Brownie

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