University | 9:54 pm | April 16, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Wednesday’s Buzz: 4.17.13

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Yale Admissions Office Photo by Yale University.

THE NEWS

  • The current student body is the most vibrantly diverse in Yale’s history. Last year, roughly 40 percent of incoming freshmen intended to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields — satisfying the Yale Admissions Office’s target percentage for the first time — and a record-breaking 40 percent of American freshmen identified as minorities. But, inevitably, diversity has come with a steep cost. Amy Wang takes a close look at diversity at Yale in tomorrow’s News.
  • On March 4, a district court dismissed allegations of racial and gender discrimination at the School of Medicine from former employee Anthony Craig, who was terminated less than a year into his residency. Craig, who is African-American, was hired on a one-year contract with Yale New Haven Hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program in July 2008 and permanently dismissed in April 2009 for poor performance and lack of improvement. In his suit, Craig claimed that an unidentified physician called him “boy” three times in a 30-minute shift, that he felt uncomfortable socializing in the work environment and that Shaw told him he was being “held to a lower standard” than other physicians. The claims were rejected by a Connecticut district court, but Martyn Philpot, Craig’s attorney, said Craig’s complaint has since been filed in state court.
  • The Board of Alderman received a proposal on Monday to transfer the historic Shubert Theatre from city ownership to a new, not-for-profit management body. The proposed new owner — the Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) — has been running the theatre since 2001. Shubert Theatre administrators hope that an ownership switch will help the theatre fund a much needed renovation. In order for the proposal to be finalized, the Board of Alderman must reach a majority vote in favor of the change.

THE WEATHER

High of 65 degrees, low of 43 degrees, partly sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Maple Pecan Bread

Lunch: Rice Soup With Chicken & Ginger, Asian Mushroom Broth, Rice Noodle with Spicy Chili Sauce, Lime & Cilantro Roasted Tofu, Coconut & Green Curry Pork, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Fried Fish Hanoi, Thai Beef Lavash Wrap, Jasmine Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cardamom Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Spinach Salad With Butternut Sq & Almonds, Lemon Pistachio Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Rice Soup With Chicken & Ginger, Asian Mushroom Broth, Lemongrass Chicken, Vietnamese Vegetable Curry, Korean BBQ Tofu Taco, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Beef Pad Thai, Brown Rice Pilaf, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cardamom Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Spinach Salad With Butternut Sq & Almonds, Chocolate Cream Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Banana-Walnut Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Red Bliss Home Fries, Maple Pecan Bun

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Cream Of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Adobo Roasted Chicken Thighs, Spinach Felafel Burger, Penne, Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger, Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich, Pizza Margherita, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Garden Salad Pocket Sandwich, Rice Pilaf, Fresh Market Vegetable, Sliced Yellow Squash, Chicken Onion & Israeli Couscous Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Lemon Pistachio Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookie

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