University | 8:28 pm | January 31, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Friday’s Buzz: 2.1.13

Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 announced that he will challenge Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s bid for re-election.
Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 announced that he will challenge Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s bid for re-election. Photo by Diana Li.

THE NEWS

  • Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 is officially the first mayoral candidate eligible for public financing through New Haven’s Democracy Fund. In a Thursday morning press release, Elicker’s campaign treasurer Melanie Quigley said Elicker’s campaign had reached the 200 contributions necessary to qualify for public financing on Wednesday night, making him eligible for a $19,000 grant and matching funds of up to $125,000 through the Fund.
  • This weekend, the Yale College Council will elect a second replacement member of its executive board in the middle of an academic year for the first time in the council’s history. On Jan. 10, former Yale College Council Vice President Debby Abramov ’14 announced in an email to the YCC that she would not return to Yale this semester, and 12 days later, YCC Secretary Leandro Leviste ’15 also announced that he would take the spring semester off.
  • The Graduate Student Assembly is lobbying the administration to provide more funding opportunities to assist Ph.D. students who need a sixth year to complete their dissertations. The formal Graduate School funding package finances five years of study for doctoral candidates, but many spend an additional year to complete their dissertation.
THE WEATHER

High of 34 degrees, low of 18 degrees, slight chance of snow / partly cloudy.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Banana Nut Muffin

Lunch: Boston Clam Chowder, Swiss Chard with Tomatoes & Potatoes, California Black-Eyed Peas, Picnic Barbecued Chicken, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Hand Shaped Angus Hamburger, Hand Shaped Angus Cheeseburger, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Magic Bar, Gingersnap

Dinner: Boston Clam Chowder, Vegetable Cassoulet with Pecan Crust, Turkey Pot Pie, Baked Stuffed Portabella Mushroom, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Reuben Grill, Roasted Yams & Bliss Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Pumpkin Sheet Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Sweet Potato Home Fries, Banana Nut Muffin

Lunch: Lobster Bisque, Pork Sirloin Fajita, Vegetable & Black Bean Pasta, Linguine, Southwest Turkey Burger, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Yu Choy Stir Fry, Sesame Beef, Shrimp Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Ricotta, Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Sweet Potato Fries, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Caribbean Blend Vegetables, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Corn, Tomat & Basil Salad, Magic Bar, Gingersnap

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