November 27th, 2012 | University

Wednesday’s Buzz: 11.28.12

Yale-NUS College in Singapore.
Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Photo by Yale-NUS.

THE NEWS

  • Yale College Dean Mary Miller and Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard have urged professors not to use take-home examinations in light of Harvard’s infamous cheating scandal, in which 125 Cantabs were caught collaborating on a take-home exam this semester. Miller said she wanted to re-emphasize other options in light of the recent events at Harvard. In-class examinations enable students to better balance their finals schedule and maintain a healthier lifestyle during the exam period because students often say take-home finals take more time than the three hours budgeted for in-class examinations.
  • Yale-NUS College, the liberal arts school Yale will open with the National University of Singapore next year, is now accepting applications from Yale seniors interested in becoming dean’s fellows at the college. The dean’s fellows, who will serve as Yale-NUS student counselors, will live in the Yale-NUS residential colleges along with students. Yale-NUS College Dean of Students Kyle Farley said students with American liberal arts college backgrounds will fill five of the 10 dean’s fellowships, and Singaporeans will fill the remaining five positions.
  • Michael Arad, the lead architect of the World Trade Center Memorial — which opened on the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — came to speak at a Saybrook Master’s Tea on Tuesday afternoon. During the talk, Arad talked about winning a design competition involving 5,201 participants in 2004 and seeing the memorial’s opening in 2011.
THE WEATHER

High of 42 degrees, low of 26 degrees, mostly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Maple Pecan Bun

Lunch: Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup, Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup, Rice Noodle with Spicy Chili Sauce, Lime & Cilantro Roasted Tofu, Coconut & Green Curry Pork, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Fried Fish Hanoi, Thai Beef Lavash Wrap, Sesame Green Bean Salad, Curried Rice Salad, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Korean BBQ Tofu Taco, Lemongrass Chicken, Vegetable Curry, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Stir Fry Pork & Vegetable Rice, Brown Rice & Mushrooms, Sesame Green Bean Salad, Curried Rice Salad, Banana Maple Spicy Walnut Cupcake

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Banana-Walnut Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Red Bliss Home Fries, Maple Pecan Bun

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Cream Of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Thai Red Curry Chicken, Spinach Felafel Burger, Penne, Garden Burger, Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich, Pizza Margherita, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Garden Salad Pocket Sandwich, French Fries, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Local Summer Squash, Chicken Onion & Israeli Couscous Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie