University | 1:49 am | August 30, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Cross Campus: 8.30.13

Don’t forget. For those of you without Friday classes, today would normally mark the start of a three-day weekend. But not this time. Because of Labor Day, Monday classes meet today instead, and there will be no classes next Monday.

Food Nation. Starting today, Commons will operate on its regular dining hours schedule. Hot breakfast will be served from 7:45-10:30 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Lean, green, fighting machines. According to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Yale’s athletic program is among the most sustainable in the nation. The report  — which evaluated the energy, water, waste and supply-chain initiatives at 30 colleges — cited Yale’s “Green Athletic Team Certification” program for varsity and club teams. Launched by Yale student-athletes, the program aims to encourage athletes and coaches to adopt sustainable practices.

Triple A. School of Management Professor Shyam Sunder has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award by the American Accounting Association. Established in 1972, the award honors “sustained contributions to accounting education” through research and teaching. Sunder’s research focuses on problems with international accounting and auditing institutions.

Goin’ places. Yale alumnus Lazar Krstic ’08 is gearing up to take over Serbia’s finance ministry later this week. Krstic, who has pledged to reduce the budget gap to 4 percent of economic output, has already acknowledged that “belt tightening will be required.” He is expected to approve spending cuts to pensions and state employees.

Do you miss James Franco, formerly GRD ’16? Well, you may be able to catch him on the big screen soon. On Thursday, the Telluride Film Festival premiered “Palo Alto,” a movie based on a book of short stories written by Franco about his hometown in California. The movie stars Franco as a football coach who develops a romantic interest in a teenage babysitter, played by Emma Roberts.

A bug’s life… involves infecting Connecticut residents, apparently. The first human case of West Nile Virus in the state has been identified in Stratford, Conn. The infection was discovered in a patient in his 60s who became ill at the end of July after reportedly suffering from a mosquito bite.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 2012 University President Richard Levin announces that he will step down at the end of the 2012-’13 year after serving 20 years as president.

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