April 14th, 2013 | University

Monday’s Buzz: 4.15.13

Henry Kissinger stopped by campus over the weekend to talk diplomacy as part of a two-day conference with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
Henry Kissinger stopped by campus over the weekend to talk diplomacy as part of a two-day conference with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

THE NEWS

  • Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger came to campus Friday afternoon to discuss his experience as a diplomat and his views on international relations. University President Richard Levin and history professor John Gaddis interviewed Kissinger to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his book, Diplomacy, and as part of a two-day conference sponsored by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Kissinger, who served as secretary of state from 1973 to 1977 under former President Richard Nixon during the Cold War, emphasized the connection between the academic study of history and the work of real-world diplomatic policy to affect change.
  • Not a single Republican ran for elected office in New Haven in 2011, and the Yale College Republicans are trying to change that for 2013. In an email to campus Republicans last Thursday, Ben Mallet ’16, who serves as the YCR’s political director, announced plans to field a Republican candidate in November’s Ward 1 aldermanic election. Mallet said the YCR is currently in the process of talking to a “pool of interested people” about entering the race, despite what he admitted were slim chances in a ward that leans heavily Democratic.
  • Danielle Dobosz ’16, the co-captain of the freshman team that represented Morse College at Saturday’s Freshman Olympics, said pressure on her team from Morse sophomores ran high in the wake of the tournament. Morse students, who won the games last year after racking up 265 points, repeated their victory at this year’s tournament by collecting 24 points, three more than the team from Jonathan Edwards College, which finished second. Though the games’ opening ceremonies had to be moved from Friday to Saturday because of bad weather, making Saturday’s events run slightly behind schedule, all team captains and freshmen interviewed said they are mostly satisfied with the way the Freshman Class Council handled the event. Still, three team captains said they think the FCC representatives’ decisions about the outcomes of certain games seemed “arbitrary.”

THE WEATHER

High of 49 degrees, low of 42 degrees, sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Blueberry Muffin

Lunch: Amish Chicken & Corn Noodle Soup, Cream Of Fresh Mushroom Soup, Sauteed Swiss Chard with Beans & Bread, Philly Steak & Cheese Sub, Brocoli & Cheddar Quiche, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Grilled Sausage Beer Onion & Apples, Dilled Tuna Lavash Sandwich, Black Forest Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Red Apple Coleslaw, German Potato Salad, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie, Blueberry-Coconut Bar

Dinner: Amish Chicken & Corn Noodle Soup, Cream Of Fresh Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce, Crispy Baked Pollack, Chicken Schnitzel, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Lentil Burger with Swiss Cheese, Shoestring French Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Red Apple Coleslaw, German Potato Salad, Devils Food Cake

In Commons

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

Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup, Vegan Yellow Split Pea Soup, Beef Barbecoa, Rainbow Pasta Primavera, Penne, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Tofu With Cilantro Citrus Sauce, Pepperoni Pizza, Eggplant Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Greens & Tofu, Beef & Snap Peas, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Chinese Vegetable, Egg Salad, Chef’s Choice Fries, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Broccoli Coleslaw, Hot German Potato Salad, White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie