March 25th, 2013 | University

Tuesday’s Buzz: 3.26.13

The Yale-NUS campus design aims to integrate elements of Yale’s collegiate style and traditional Singaporean features.
The Yale-NUS campus design aims to integrate elements of Yale’s collegiate style and traditional Singaporean features. Photo by Yale-NUS.

THE NEWS

  • President-elect Peter Salovey will jet to Singapore next month for meetings with Yale-NUS administrators as he continues to prepare for the University presidency. But when the former provost touches down on the Singaporean campus, the construction site will be a familiar sight. Salovey was one of the initial seven professors and administrators to first visit the campus site in 2009. Because Yale’s next president has been involved throughout its development, administrators interviewed said they do not expect any major changes to the direction of the Singaporean venture after Salovey takes office on June 30.
  • Henry Fernandez LAW ’94, the current CEO of consulting firm Fernandez Advisors — a group that provides support for nonprofits and progressive movements nationwide — told the News on Monday that he is running for mayor. Fernandez, a former economic development administrator for the city and the co-founder of LEAP, a youth agency in New Haven, said he has a vision for New Haven as “one city,” and that the Elm City has potential in its diversity, the entrepreneurship of its immigrant communities and its various college campuses.
  • Nearly two weeks after an order from the state’s Labor Department halted construction, work has resumed on an Amity branch of Chase Bank, the retail arm of banking giant JP Morgan Chase. The Connecticut Department of Labor halted construction on the branch — which is located no more than 20 feet from the New Haven–Woodbridge town line on Amity Road — when on March 14 it issued a stop-work order to five companies involved in the project. The order came after a tip from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration led to a March 13 investigation of the site that revealed that the five companies could not provide records showing proof of workers’ compensation, suggesting that they were misclassifying their employees as independent contractors.

THE WEATHER

High of 46 degrees, low of 31 degrees, slight chance of rain/snow.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread (no nuts)

Lunch: Pork & Hominy Soup (Pozole), Roasted Tomato & Black Bean Soup, Chipotle Tomato Salsa, Chilaquiles Verdes, Chile-Cumin Shredded Beef Tacos, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Mexico City Chicken Sandwich, The Mexican Wrap, Peruvian Cilantro Brown Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Roasted Jalapenos, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

Dinner: Pork & Hominy Soup (Pozole), Roasted Tomato & Black Bean Soup, Southwest Pasta, Mexican Grilled Vegetable Flatbread, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Lime & Cilantro Carne Asada, Diri et pois coloes (Haitian Rice & Red Beans), Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Roasted Jalapenos, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Pastel de Tres Leche

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat Without Milk, Zucchini Frittata, Waffle Bar, Omelets To Order, Texas French Toast, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Scrambled Egg Whites, Shredded Potatoes, Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread (no nuts)

Lunch: Escarole & Sausage Soup, Cream Of Fresh Mushroom Soup, Turkey Mango Chili, Spinach Ravioli Provencal, Spaghetti, Bean Burger, BBQ Beef On Bun, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Tomato & Basil Pizza (Vegan), Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Vegetable Curry, Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry, Italian Deli Zep, Yellow Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Butternut Squash, Pasta Salad with Roasted Eggplant & Peppers, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie