February 3rd, 2013 | University

Monday’s Buzz: 2.4.13

Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. announced earlier this year that he will not seek reelection for an 11th term.
Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. announced earlier this year that he will not seek reelection for an 11th term. Photo by Grace Patuwo.

THE NEWS

  • Two months after setting up an exploratory committee to consider a potential mayoral run, Connecticut State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield filed campaign papers with the city clerk Friday morning formalizing his bid for the mayor’s office. His candidacy now official, Holder-Winfield joins Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 and Sundiata Keitazulu, a plumber and New Haven resident, in the race to replace Mayor John DeStefano Jr., who announced last week that he will not seek an 11th term in office. That field is expected to widen in the wake of DeStefano’s announcement, as a number of prominent Elm City residents and city officials are considering a run.
  • Full of nervous anticipation, nearly 30,000 high school students sat down in front of their computers this year to submit applications to Yale’s class of 2017. Aware that some high school students may interact exclusively online with universities during their college searches, Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions expanded onto various social media platforms last year and has maintained a strong online presence ever since.
  • All but two sophomores registered for mandatory bystander intervention training, which took place from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. Part of an ongoing effort by administrators to improve the campus sexual climate, the 75-minute workshops taught students strategies for intervening in situations when they notice that another person is at risk of sexual harassment or assault.
THE WEATHER

High of 34 degrees, low of 20 degrees, increasing clouds / slight chance of snow.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Lunch: Miso Soup with Watercress & Shiitakes, Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup, Korean Barbecued Pork Chop, Chicken Breast In Beer & Teriyaki, Indonesian Vegetables & Noodles (Peanuts), All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Sweet Potato & White Bean Burger, Asian Pork Sandwich with Asian Peanut Slaw, Scallion Jasmine Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cucumber Salad, Edamame & Escarole Salad, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie, Super Fudge Brownies

Dinner: Miso Soup with Watercress & Shiitakes, Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup, Squash Curry with Tofu, Pho Noodle Bowl Bar, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Beef Shogayaki, Jasmine Ginger Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cucumber Salad, Edamame & Escarole Salad, Iced Gold Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Buttermilk Pancakes, Scrambled Egg Whites, Home Fries, Apple Cinnamon Muffin

Lunch: Vegan Lentil & Mushroom Soup, Chicken Orzo Soup, Roman Orecchiette with Chard, Chili & Tofu, Baked Chicken With Herbs, Penne, Pandorato (Italian Grilled Cheese), Mediterranean Foccacia, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Vegetable Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli & Tofu, Beef & Snap Peas, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Chinese Vegetable, Chicken Club Wrap, Forbidden Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Cucumber Salad, Peanut Noodle Salad, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie, Super Fudge Brownies