University | 9:42 pm | March 28, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Friday’s Buzz: 3.29.13

Davenport, in addition to four other residential colleges, has seen incidents of breached security in the past few weeks.
Davenport, in addition to four other residential colleges, has seen incidents of breached security in the past few weeks. Photo by Jacob Geiger.

THE NEWS

  • Four residential colleges have been hit by a string of security breaches over the past couple of weeks. Berkeley, Davenport, Timothy Dwight and Jonathan Edwards colleges have all been targeted in a recent spike in campus crime, leading to several police investigations. Over spring break, the Berkeley subbasement was accessed by several people from outside the Yale community. The break-in was followed by an act of vandalism in the JE dining hall on Sunday morning, in which perpetrators covered the dining hall with a cloud of foam released from a fire extinguisher. Later on Monday evening, an intruder was discovered in a TD entryway and Davenport was struck by a series of thefts early this week.
  • A new city initiative that will be fully operational this spring promises to help New Haven residents find jobs at businesses across the Elm City and inside Yale’s ivy walls. In January 2012, the Board of Aldermen created a Jobs Pipeline Working Group to solve New Haven’s unemployment problems. The solution they are implementing is called New Haven Works, an initiative that will attempt to match 1000 residents with jobs in New Haven over the next four years by assisting applicants with the hiring process.
  • Roughly 20 professors discussed Yale’s venture in Singapore during a closed-door meeting hosted by the Faculty Advisory Committee on Yale-NUS on Thursday afternoon. Most faculty interviewed said the meeting did not adequately address their major concerns about Yale’s partnership with the National University of Singapore, which they said included the impact of Yale-NUS on Yale. Though 11 faculty members involved with the Singaporean college went to the meeting, attendees said they were dissatisfied with the number of Yale administrators and Faculty Advisory Committee members present. Out of the 10-person Yale-NUS Faculty Advisory Committee, only four members came to the meeting — a number that computer science professor Michael Fischer said was surprising, especially because committee chair Marvin Chun did not explain his fellow committee members’ absence.

THE WEATHER

High of 53 degrees, low of 34 degrees, mostly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Banana Nut Muffin

Lunch: Boston Clam Chowder, Swiss Chard with Tomatoes, California Black-Eyed Peas, 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, Blondie With Chocolate Chips, Passionfruit Coconut Macadamia Shortbread

Dinner: Boston Clam Chowder, Turkey Pot Pie, Chef’s Choice Cod, Baked Stuffed Portabella, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Reuben Grill, Roasted Yams & Bliss Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Chickpea & Bulgur Salad, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

In Commons

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

Lunch: Lobster Bisque, Baked Cod, 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, Tomato & Basil Salad, Passionfruit Coconut Macadamia

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