University | 8:47 pm | March 26, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Wednesday’s Buzz: 3.27.13

An initiative by STAY and the Association of Yale Alumni aims to teach seniors how to manage their money after graduation.
An initiative by STAY and the Association of Yale Alumni aims to teach seniors how to manage their money after graduation. Photo by BrokenSegue/Wikimedia Commons.

THE NEWS

  • With Commencement looming two months away, Yale is racing to prepare its seniors for life after graduation, especially in the daunting realm of personal finance. But the University’s current offerings may not be enough. Though the Financial Aid Office launched an initiative last month to promote knowledge among students about basic financial matters such as banking and credit debt, students are also turning to outside sources for information. In an effort to help seniors organize their postgraduation finances, Stephen Blum ’74, director of strategic initiatives for the Association of Yale Alumni, plans to hold informal Q-and-A finance sessions in the residential colleges and in the Graduate School, sponsored by the AYA and Students and Alumni of Yale, or STAY. Titled “Financial Life After Yale,” the sessions will touch on topics such as budgeting, taxes, rent and insurance.
  • Camp Kesem, a university-based weeklong summer camp program for kids with parents affected by cancer, may come to campus during summer 2014. Amanda Murray ’14 and Danna Moustafa ’14 have spearheaded a campaign to establish a Yale chapter of the camp, which began at Stanford University 13 years ago and has since extended to 41 camps in 24 states. The camp hosts over 2,000 children each year and it aims to benefit campers while also giving Yale students, who would work as counselors, a deeper sense of perspective.

THE WEATHER

High of 49 degrees, low of 33 degrees, mostly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Almond Bun

Lunch: Shiitake Veloute, Hot & Sour Soup, 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, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Szechuan Beef Stir Fry, Pork Bahn Mi, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Raspberry Coconut Bar

Dinner: Shiitake Veloute, Hot & Sour Soup, Asian Sweet & Spicy Spareribs, Miso Glazed Whole Roasted Salmon, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Tofu & Vegetable Stir Fry, Cilantro Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Apricot Pistachio Cardamom Ring

In Commons

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

Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Miso Soup, Stir-fried Cabbage, Peppers, Peanuts & Peas, Ranch Style Baby Back Ribs, Penne, Tofu & Vegetable Stir Fry, Pepperoni Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Spinach Wrap with Vegetable Basmati, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Asian Chicken Slaw, Chocolate Chip Cookie

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