University | 8:56 pm | April 8, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Tuesday’s Buzz: 4.9.13

Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 announced that he will challenge Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s bid for re-election.
Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 announced that he will challenge Mayor John DeStefano Jr.’s bid for re-election. Photo by Diana Li.

THE NEWS

  • When students fill out their ballots during the Yale College Council’s annual elections this week, they will find far fewer choices than in previous years. In fact, they will find three uncontested executive board positions: president, vice president and events director. All three positions have only one declared candidate, even after the YCC postponed the deadline for students to declare their candidacies by 48 hours last week. The uncontested candidates all said they are surprised to be running unopposed and do not think the lack of a true election will impact their work on the Yale College Council next year. But students interviewed said they believe the number of uncontested races detracts from the candidates’ legitimacy.
  • Over 200 students in Yale College have chosen not to seek assistance while intoxicated due to fear of disciplinary repercussions, according to a survey sent out by the Yale College Council in March. The survey, which received 1,762 responses, was designed to supplement discussions by the Yale College Dean’s Office’s Task Force on Alcohol and Other Drugs — a group created in Decemberto make recommendations for improving campus drinking culture — on the clarity of alcohol policies, an issue not considered in other surveys previously sent out by the University. YCC President John Gonzalez ’14 said the survey yielded the same conclusion as the Task Force itself — that students find the disciplinary policies regarding alcohol confusing, which negatively affects their behavior in potentially dangerous alcohol-related situations.
  • Over two months after Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker SOM ’10 FES ’10 qualified for the Democracy Fund — New Haven’s public financing system for mayoral candidates — he collected his first check on Friday. Elicker received a check for $9,840 in matching funds for 238 donations, as the Democracy Fund matches the first $25 of eligible donations twice. Though Elicker was eligible to receive these funds when he qualified at the end of January, a provision in the Democracy Fund ordinance stipulates that candidates cannot receive funds until April 1, and Elicker received the first check of any mayoral candidate from the Democracy Fund.

THE WEATHER

High of 73 degrees, low of 50 degrees, areas fog with scattered showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Blueberry Oat Tea Bread

Lunch: Cream Of Roasted Tomato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, Braised Lentils With Kale, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Grilled Cheese On Whole Wheat, Pita with Chickpea, Spinach & Cukes, Sweet Potato Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Farro Waldorf Salad, Creamy Coleslaw, Iced Red Velvet Heath Bar Cupcake, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

Dinner: Cream Of Roasted Tomato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Grits, Red Beans & Rice, Southern Fried Chicken, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Blackened Catfish Fillet, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Farro Waldorf, Creamy Coleslaw, Apple Crumb Pie 

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Texas French Toast, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To Order, Waffle Bar, Zucchini Frittata, Scrambled Egg Whites, Shredded Potatoes, Blueberry Oat Tea Bread

Lunch: Cream Of Roasted Tomato Soup, Turkey & Wild Rice Soup, Beef Brisket ala Trieste, Quinoa Black Bean & Corn Pilaf, Penne, Turkey Quesadilla, Grilled Frankfurter, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Greens & Tofu, Shrimp Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir-Fried Chicken, Vegetable Curry, Italian Deli Zep, Red Beans & Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Spiced Roasted Local Carrots, Creamy Coleslaw, Chick Pea Salad, Iced Red Velvet Heath Bar Cupcake, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie

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