University | 10:21 pm | April 3, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Thursday’s Buzz: 4.4.13

THE NEWS

  • In an effort to create an academic track that caters to undergraduates interested in the science, economics and social impact of energy production, the Yale Climate & Energy Institute unveiled a new Energy Studies program this week. YCEI announced on Monday that it is accepting sophomore applications for the program, which will commence in fall 2013. Energy Studies will not be a stand-alone major, and students will complete Energy Studies in conjunction with the requirements of a standard major in Yale College. Pagani said he expects 20 to 30 applicants for the first class of Energy Scholars.
  • When thinking back on the construction of the 360 State St. apartment complex completed in, Ward 7 Alderman Doug Hausladen ’04 said he had an “ah-ha! moment” for a new, progressive city investment strategy. After realizing that the new apartment complex was financed in part via a multiemployer pension fund, Hausladen said he had a vision that New Haven retirees’ pension funds — the largest of which are the Police and Fire Fund, or P&F, and City Employees Retirement Fund, or CERF — could invest in New Haven real estate. Hausladen said he believes this would expand the city’s tax base and thus allow it to lower property taxes, reducing the financial burden of households and luring business back to the city.
  • This month, Yale’s stages have been home to singing pirates, vibrators and a 45-year-old Hollywood star as Hamlet. This week, it’s on to singing, dancing, cursing and lovemaking puppets. “Avenue Q,” playing Thursday through Saturday at the Calhoun Cabaret, is a musical about recent college graduate Princeton, played by Christian Probst ’16, who finds himself moving to a sketchy neighborhood in New York in search of his life’s purpose. There, he befriends a host of characters of questionable morals. About half of the characters in the show are puppets.

THE WEATHER

High of 50 degrees, low of 32 degrees, sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Ring

Lunch: Greek Bean Soup (Fassolatha), Creamy Tomato & Roasted Garlic Soup, Pasta Sausage & Escarole, Cashew Chili, Honey Mustard Dip, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Athenian Chicken Salad PIta, Fresh Market Vegetable, Moroccan Carrot Salad, Tuscan Potato & Pepper Salad, Blondie Butterscotch Bars, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie

Dinner: Greek Bean Soup (Fassolatha), Creamy Tomato & Roasted Garlic Soup, Grilled Olive Flat Bread with Romesco Drizzle, Spanish Chicken Chillindron, Pork Souvlaki, Spanish Stuffed Pepper, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Omelets To-Order, Oven Roast Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Moroccan Carrot Salad, Tuscan Potato & Pepper Salad, Lemon Sheet Cake with Raspberry Icing

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Scrambled Egg Whites, Waffle Bar, Omelets To Order, Sausage Links, Potato Pancakes, Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Ring

Lunch: Italian Sausage & Pasta Soup, Corn Chowder, Chili Con Carne, Spaghetti, Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli Bianca Pizza, Pork Char Siew, Broccoli & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, Ciabatta Caprese Sandwich, Cilantro Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Fresh Corn On The Cob, Tuscan Potato & Pepper Salad, Couscous With Lemon & Tomatoes, Blondie Butterscotch Bars, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie

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