University | 10:24 pm | September 2, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Tuesday’s Buzz: 9.3.13

THE NEWS

  • Over lunch on Monday in Timothy Dwight College, four women vying for New Haven political office issued a four-way endorsement, attesting to the common aims expressed in their campaign platforms and promising to work together to better the city. Mayoral hopeful and Connecticut State Sen. Toni Harp ARC ’78 joined three New Haven aldermanic candidates for a question and answer session with Yale students just eight days before the Democratic primary. On Sept. 10, Harp will square off against three other Democrats in a race to replace retiring mayor John DeStefano Jr.
  • In December 2012, over 100 students signed a petition calling upon then President-Elect Peter Salovey to guarantee the future of Yale’s Education Studies program. The students were demanding the survival of a program that has faced uncertainty in recent years. Yale terminated its Teacher Preparation Program in 2010, but the Education Studies program persisted as a track for students interested in the academic theories underlying modern education practices.

  • Yale President Peter Salovey immediately instated a new University Cabinet when he took office this summer, bringing together academic deans and administrative officers to assess large-scale policy issues and hone the grander University mission. Salovey called the 25-person cabinet an “academic brain trust” designed to foster communication between administrators and deans, who are members of the faculty, to discuss University policies and how they affect teaching, learning and research. The cabinet’s birth falls during a period when Faculty of Arts and Sciences members have urged top officials to increase FAS input into administrative decisions. The cabinet will meet once a month and hold two to three all-day retreats each year.

THE WEATHER

High of 81 degrees, low of 61 degrees, mostly clear.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Hard Cooked Eggs, Banana Tea Bread, Fresh Fruit, Steel Cut Oatmeal Bar

Lunch: Chili-Cumin Shredded Beef Tacos, Vegan Bean Burritos, Pozole, Corn Chowder, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Southwestern Slaw, Cuban Sandwich, Red Pepper Hummus, Steamed White Rice, Kitchen Sink Cookies, Gingerbread Cupcakes, Fresh Fruit, Tex Mex Chicken, Chipotle Tomato Salsa

Dinner: Southern Fried Chicken, Berkeley Macaroni and Cheese, Black Eyed Peas with Tofu, Pozole, Corn Chowder, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Southwestern Slaw, Buttermilk Chive Mashed Potatoes, Presidential Pecan Pie, Fresh Fruit, Blackened Catfish

In Commons

Breakfast: Hard Cooked Eggs, Cage Free Scrambled Eggs, Cage Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Vegan Waffles, Waffle, Golden Home Fries, Banana Tea Bread, Fresh Fruit, Buttermilk Pancakes, Steel Cut Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Breakfast Sausage Links

Lunch: Chili-Cumin Shredded Beef Tacos, Vegan Bean Burritos, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Bolognese Sauce, Pozole, Corn Chowder, Brazilian Black Bean Salad, Southwestern Slaw, Cuban Sandwich, Red Pepper Hummus, Steamed White Rice, Kitchen Sink Cookies, Gingerbread Cupcakes, Fresh Fruit, Tex Mex Chicken, Cheese Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Jasmine Rice, Vegetable Fried Rice, Curry Chicken Breast Stir Fry, Vegetable Stir Fry with Zucchini and Spinach, Chipotle Tomato Salsa

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