December 4th, 2012 | University

Wednesday’s Buzz: 12.5.12

Dean Mary Miller
Dean Mary Miller Photo by Victor Kang.

THE NEWS

  • In the midst of uncertainty about the future of Yale’s Educational Studies Program, Yale College Dean Mary Miller has appointed Elizabeth Carroll to teach the program’s core course offerings next semester. Carroll, currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, will continue teaching the educational studies classes formerly taught by the program’s director, Linda Cole-Taylor, who resigned earlier this year. Though Miller said administrators plan to maintain the program, Carroll will not serve as director and is only slated to teach next semester’s classes while the Faculty Advisory Committee on Educational Studies searches for a new director.
  • A group of Yale students made up mostly of members of the Yale Student Environmental Coalition (YSEC) and the think tank Yale Roosevelt Institute are compiling a report to encourage the University to divest from fossil fuels. Yale currently invests 7 percent of its $19.3 billion endowment, the second highest in higher education, in natural resources, which include fossil fuels and other resources. Students involved in the divestment campaign said they hope to collaborate with the Yale administration to determine the best way forward, but economists and finance experts interviewed said they were skeptical about whether divesting from fossil fuels would be a wise move.
  • Chicago-based Clover Wireless announced yesterday its acquisition of YouRenew, a New Haven-based company that was started by Yale graduates in 2008. Both companies offer services that allow individuals and businesses to trade in their obsolete wireless electronics such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. The acquisition will improve Clover Wireless’ services by integrating YouRenew’s new online platform, which ensures data security and environmental compliance.

THE WEATHER

High of 55 degrees, low of 25 degrees, chance showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Almond Bun

Lunch: Sweet & Sour Shrimp Soup with Herbs, Rice Soup With Chicken & Ginger, Roasted Thai Red Curry Chicken, Asian Sesame – Peanut Pasta, General Tso’s Tofu, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, Szechuan Beef Stir Fry, Pork Bahn Mi, Basmati Rice, Asian Peanut Slaw, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Peanut Butter Blondie, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Asian Sweet & Spicy Spareribs, Miso Glazed Whole Roasted Salmon, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Tofu & Vegetable Stir Fry, Cilantro Rice, Asian Peanut Slaw, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Apricot Pistachio Cardamom Ring

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Apple Cinnamon Dairyless Pancakes, Red Bliss Home Fries, Almond Bun

Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Miso Soup, Stir-fried Cabbage, Peppers, Peanuts & Peas, Asian Sweet & Spicy Spareribs, Penne, Pepperoni Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Curried Tofu, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Basmati Rice, French Fries, Roasted Cauliflower, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Asian Chicken Slaw, Peanut Butter Blondie, Chocolate Chip Cookie