University | 8:56 pm | March 3, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Monday’s Buzz: 3.4.13

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Yale Law School Photo by Jacob Geiger.

THE NEWS

  • While the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions earned a record-high number of applications this year, admissions officers at Yale Law School are witnessing the exact opposite trend. The decline in applications correlates with a decline in legal jobs across the nation. In 2012, the American Bar Association published a study showing that only 55 percent of law students found full-time jobs that required passage of the bar exam nine months after graduation, and law schools nationwide are feeling the effects of the poor economic climate on their applicant pools. In 2004, 100,000 students applied to American law schools, but this year, experts and media outlets predict a total number fewer than 60,000.
  • Less than 24 hours before substantial federal spending cuts were scheduled to go into effect, four Connecticut politicians met to describe what they claimed would be the grave consequences. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. warned at a news conference at Tweed Airport on Friday that the sequester — a series of federal military and domestic spending cuts totaling $85 billion that went into effect Saturday — would seriously damage Connecticut’s economy if not stopped.
  • Around 30 students gathered in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Saturday evening to learn about sex practices involving consensual pain, such as those depicted in the popular novel “50 Shades of Grey.” The workshop was part of Sex Weekend, a shortened, three-day version of Sex Week — a series of events on sex-related topics typically held every other year. Sex Weekend, which has been held sporadically in the past, marks the start of an effort to host sex-related events annually to make the program more institutionalized, organizers said. Sex Weekend activities included six lectures and three small-group discussions on topics including sexual health, AIDS activism and sex work.

THE WEATHER

High of 40 degrees, low of 27 degrees, partly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Orange Fiesta 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, Toffee Coffee 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, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Buttermilk Pancakes, Scrambled Egg Whites, Home Fries, Orange Fiesta Muffin

Lunch: Vegan Lentil & Mushroom Soup, Chicken Orzo Soup, Roman Orecchiette with Chard, Chili & Tofu, Baked Chicken With Herbs, Penne, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, Mediterranean Foccacia, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Vegetable Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli & Tofu, Beef & Snap Peas, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Chinese Vegetable, The Mexican Wrap, Forbidden Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Fresh Cauliflower & Carrots, Cucumber Salad, Peanut Noodle Salad, Toffee Coffee Cookie, Super Fudge Brownie

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