April 7th, 2013 | University

Monday’s Buzz: 4.8.13

An accident at the 2011Harvard-Yale tailgate left one woman dead.
An accident at the 2011Harvard-Yale tailgate left one woman dead. Photo by Charlie Croom.

THE NEWS

  • Sixteen months after a fatal crash at the 2011 Yale-Harvard game left a Massachusetts woman dead, the victim’s estate has filed a negligence suit against the University, the city of New Haven, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and others. Nancy Barry, a 30-year-old woman from Massachusetts, died after she was struck by a U-Haul truck during the tailgate before the Yale-Harvard football game on Nov. 19, 2011. Paul T. Edwards, an attorney representing Barry’s estate, filed a lawsuit with the New Haven Superior Court on Friday. The crash “was the result of an accumulation of incredibly bad decisions by several parties,” according to a press release on the suit. Read more about the lawsuit in tomorrow’s News.
  • With the Yale Corporation on the cusp of a complete overturn of its leadership, members of the University’s governing board chose not to kick-start any major new budget or policy proposals during their meeting this weekend. Instead, the fellows discussed initiatives already in progress and approved a capital budget similar to last year’s plan. The meeting marked the penultimate Corporation gathering for both University President Richard Levin and Senior Fellow Edward Bass ’67 ARC ’72, who will be replaced by President-elect Peter Salovey and Margaret Marshall LAW ’72, respectively, on June 30. In light of the upcoming transitions, Levin said the Corporation approved additional funding for ongoing building projects and the financial committee approved a $375 capital budget for the upcoming year.
  • Provost Benjamin Polak will eat dinner twice on April 23: once in honor of a retired economics professor, and once with a group of eight students known as the Provost’s Advisory Committee. Since his appointment as provost in January, Polak said it has been difficult to find time to engage with students because of the new obligations and “crowded” schedule that accompany the role of the University’s second highest administrator. Though Polak has had one meeting this spring with the Provost’s Advisory Committee and one meeting with representatives from Yale College Council, the Graduate Student Assembly and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate, he said this is “not enough” and hopes to make more room in his schedule to converse with students next year.

THE WEATHER

High of 65 degrees, low of 48 degrees, mostly sunny with chance showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Banana Nut Muffin

Lunch: Cream Of Broccoli Soup, French Onion Soup With Crouton, Penne Nicoise, Lemon Herbed Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, All-Natural Grilled Burger, All Beef Grilled Hot Dog, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, Portabella Mediterranean Wrap, Shoestring French Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Couscous Salad w/ Dates and Almonds, Roasted Zucchini Salad, Peanut Butter Cookie

Dinner: Cream Of Broccoli Soup, French Onion Soup With Crouton, Slow-Roast Salmon with Orange Thyme Butter, Tofu Provencal, Crunchy Baked Pork Chop, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Ham Omelet, Kalamata Olive Polenta, Fresh Market Vegetable, Couscous Salad w/ Dates and Almonds, Roasted Zucchini Salad, Golden Pound Cake, 

In Commons

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

Lunch: Vegan Lentil & Mushroom Soup, Chicken Orzo Soup, Tofu Provencal, Lemon Herbed Chicken, Penne, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Spinach Felafel Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Vegetable Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Tofu Teriyaki, Green Beans STIR, Vegetable Fried Rice, Beef & Broccoli, Jasmine Rice, Chickpeas & Tomato Pita Sandwich, Forbidden Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Fresh Broccolini, Roasted Eggplant & Garbanzo Salad with Feta, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Peanut Butter Cookie