University | 9:18 pm | September 3, 2013 | By Yale Daily News

Wednesday’s Buzz: 9.4.13

University President Peter Salovey tackled the issue of wealth inequality in his freshman address this year.
University President Peter Salovey tackled the issue of wealth inequality in his freshman address this year. Photo by Maria Zepeda.

THE NEWS

  • Since assuming Yale’s presidency on July 1, Peter Salovey has already publicly addressed three major national issues, and he said he plans to continue speaking out. On July 31, Salovey signed an open letter to President Barack Obama urging government to close the “innovation deficit” by increasing federal funding to research efforts in higher education. Six days later, he released a statement supporting an immigration policy intended to promote economic growth by streamlining the green card process and making non-immigrant visas more accessible. And during his Aug. 24 address to the freshman class, Salovey discussed the ways in which wealth inequality threatens the American Dream — a conversation he described as “one of the last taboos among Yale students.”
  • The University Library launched a new course reserves system this summer that enables professors to post online readings and set aside library books more easily. Students in the 334 classes using the new system this fall will see a new “Course Reserves” tab on the left side of the Classesv2 course pages that links to online articles and scanned readings and lists books on reserve at the Library. Though some professors said the new system reflects a gradual shift from print sources such as course packets and textbooks to the Internet, librarians said the library’s ability to make materials free for students online will remain somewhat limited by copyright laws and expenses.
  • Tucked away in a corner of the Yale University Art Gallery’s fourth floor is a witty foray into twentieth-century art. Organized by Curator Lisa Hodermarsky, “Red Grooms: Larger than Life” — which opened its doors last Friday — is a visually arresting mélange of color, form and the artist’s trademark humor. The exhibit features three wall-size murals and more than a dozen studies which span three decades of Nashville-born Grooms’ career. Though perhaps more often celebrated for his three-dimensional work, this single gallery exploration draws from a lesser-known segment of his portfolio. An artistic innovator with a taste for an eclectic and ever-changing range of media, Grooms has dabbled in experimental film, performance art (“Happenings”), installation and sculpture as well as painting, which forms the core of the YUAG’s exhibit.

THE WEATHER

High of 81 degrees, low of 59 degrees, sunny.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Hard Cooked Eggs, Pear Danish, Fresh Fruit, Steel Cut Oatmeal

Lunch: Memphis-Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cashew Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, Cream Of Roasted Tomato Soup, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Wheat Berry and Roasted Cauliflower, Nutella and Pear Sandwiches, Lemon Hummus, Bourbon Yams, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Apple Walnut Bars, Fresh Fruit, Grilled Cheese on Sourdough, Eli Tuna Melt on Rye

Dinner: Grilled-to-order All-Natural Burgers & Cheeseburgers, All-Natural Chicken Breasts, & Vegan Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Special Event: Lemon Rosemary Whole Roasted Chicken, Jewish Style Tilapia, Bean Curd with Spiced Leeks, Couscous with Seven Vegetables, Chicken Noodle Soup, Farro Waldorf Salad, Potato Pancakes (Latkes), Glazed Fresh Carrots, Sauteed Fresh Green Beans, Apple Crisp, Fresh Fruit

In Commons

Breakfast: Hard Cooked Eggs, Cage Free Scrambled Eggs, Cage Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Vegan Waffles, Waffle, Hash Brown Patties, Maple Pecan Buns, Fresh Fruit, Challah french Toast, Steel Cut Oatmeal, Waffle Bar

Lunch: Memphis-Style Pulled Pork Sandwich, Cashew Chili, Penne Pasta, Organic Tomato Sauce, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Wheat Berry and Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Nutella and Pear Sandwiches, Lemmon Hummus, Bourbon Yams, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Apple Walnut Bars, Fresh Fruit, Cheese Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Spinach Pizza, Jasmine Rice, Vegetable Fried Rice, Vegan Curry Tofu, Chicken Thigh Stir Fry with Broccoli, Vegetable Stir Fry Lo Mein

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