April 15th, 2013 | University

Tuesday’s Buzz: 4.16.13

THE NEWS

  • When Peter Salovey arrived at Yale as a graduate student in 1981, roughly one in five degrees from Yale College were in science, math or engineering. As he prepares to take the highest University office, that rate is roughly unchanged. In many important ways, the sciences at Yale have not kept pace with Salovey’s rise, and he inherits both the accomplishments and unrealized goals of outgoing University President Richard Levin. Dan Weiner takes a close look at the sciences at Yale in tomorrow’s News.
  • Since Monday, campus has been thrumming with the presence of thousands of people, which can only mean one thing: Bulldog Days is here. Bulldog Days, the annual three-day program to welcome admitted students to the University, runs from Monday to Wednesday. Prefrosh are offered on-campus housing with current undergraduates and are invited to attend activities presented by the Admissions Office in conjunction with various other departments and student extracurricular groups. According to Mark Dunn, director of outreach and recruitment for the Admissions Office, 1,235 high school students registered for Bulldog Days and have arrived with roughly 1,000 parents in tow.
  • During their classes in the School of Management’s new building on Whitney Avenue next year, SOM students will interact with business leaders from overseas — on screen. Though the new building’s glass exterior and infrastructure are complete, SOM administrators and Yale Facilities representatives interviewed said construction is still underway on the classrooms inside. The 16 “innovative” classrooms, which are specifically designed to maximize interactive learning, will contain advanced video equipment allowing faculty and students to communicate with business experts in different locations in real time. The 242,000-square-foot campus — named Edward P. Evans Hall to honor the Yale alumnus whose $50 million gift enabled SOM’s move to Whitney Avenue — will open in January 2014 as scheduled, administrators said.

THE WEATHER

High of 62 degrees, low of 48 degrees, partly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Banana Bread

Lunch: Tuscan White Bean Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Chicken Breast Piccata, Stuffed Shells, Chick Peas & Veggies, Pandorato (Italian Grilled Cheese), All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Roasted Vegetable Zep, Rice Pilaf, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Dried Cherries & Radicchio, Beet Salad with Gorgonzola & Walnuts, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar, Cinnamon Sugar Cookie

Dinner: Tuscan White Bean Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Zucchini & Tomatoes with Wheatberries, Baked Eggplant with Muenster Cheese, Alice’s Savory Herb Meatballs, Penne, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Sausage & Peppers, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Dried Cherries & Radicchio, Beet Salad with Gorgonzola & Walnuts, Banana Maple Spicy Walnut Cupcake

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Mushroom Frittata, Waffle Bar, Extra Thick French Toast, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Shredded Potatoes, Banana Bread

Lunch: Four Onion Soup, Tuscan White Bean Soup, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chana Masala, Spaghetti, All Beef Grilled Hot Dog, Gruyere & Sundried Tomato Grilled Foccacia, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Cheese Calzone, Chicken Curry, Greens & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Chinese Vegetable, Ricotta, Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cauliflower, Sesame Green Bean Salad, Curried Rice Salad, Cinnamon Sugar Cookie