November 28th, 2012 | University

Thursday’s Buzz: 11.29.12

University Provost Peter Salovey will be Yale's 23rd president.
University Provost Peter Salovey will be Yale's 23rd president. Photo by Maria Zepeda.

THE NEWS

  • Before Nov. 8, 2012, there was no need for distinction when referring to the only Yale president on campus. But since the Yale Corporation announced Provost Peter Salovey will assume University President Richard Levin’s position this summer, the Yale community can now look to two leaders — a fact made clear when Salovey sent an email to students from the email address president.elect@yale.edu. It is rare to have both an incoming and outgoing Yale president on campus at once, but Levin said he will retain most of his responsibilities as president until Salovey officially assumes the position. One new responsibility Salovey will take on in the coming months will be overseeing personnel decisions, including the appointment of the new provost.
  • Facing a mounting budget deficit this fiscal year, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced $170 million in cuts across a wide gamut of state agencies on Wednesday. Earlier this month, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes certified a budget deficit of $365 million for fiscal year 2012. By law, the governor must draft a deficit mitigation plan whenever the state’s projected deficit tops 1 percent of the total $19. billion budget.
  • Bawa Jain, secretary-general of the World Council of Religious Leaders, gave a lecture on religious diplomacy yesterday afternoon before an audience of nearly 40 undergraduates and Divinity School students. At the event, organized by the Yale International Relations Association, Jain presented his strategy to improve religious diplomacy and invited students to discuss the consequences of religion in politics and society.  

THE WEATHER
High of 45 degrees, low of 29 degrees, mostly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar

Lunch: Tortilla Soup Mezclado, Orzo Vegetable Soup, Chef’s Choice Grilled Flatbread, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Black Eyed Peas & Chili Casserole, Honey Mustard Dip, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Chicken Club Wrap, Southwestern Potato Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Orange Almond Cupcake, Toffee Coffee Cookie

Dinner: Chicken White Bean Chili, St. Louis Style BBQ Spareribs, Tofu & Grilled Vegetables, Red Snapper Veracruz, Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burger, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Curly Fries, Southwestern Potato Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Chocolate Cream Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Breakfast Sausage Pattie, Potato Pancakes

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Baked Polenta, Spaghetti, Chicken, Black Bean & Jack Quesadilla, Pepperoni Pizza, Eggplant Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pork Char Siew, Chef’s Choice WOK, Vegetable Fried 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