• Harvard and Princeton will rejoin Yale in offering an early admissions program for students applying to the class of 2016 next fall. Experts attributed the switch to single-choice early action admission, announced Thursday morning, to Harvard and Princeton’s concerns that they are losing out on top students by asking them to wait to apply in the regular round.
  • Shortly after her husband assumed the role of University President in 1993, Senior Lecturer Jane Levin contacted then-Director of the Yale University Art Gallery Mimi Gardner Gates to explain the Levins’ tastes in artwork: French impressionism, American landscapes and modern works. The Levins were not seeking new acquisitions for the gallery. They were just looking to decorate their house.
  • Connecticut may soon be following Massachusettsin decriminalizing up to an ounce of marijuana. While efforts to decriminalize marijuana in Connecticut have recently failed, State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney is not giving up. Looney, a Democrat who represents New Haven and Hamden, has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would change possession of up to one ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor carrying up to a year in prison to an infraction punishable by a fine. The bill is sure to face strong opposition by Republicans and some Democrats, but it has at least one crucial ally: newly elected Gov. Dannel Malloy.


High of 46 degrees, low of 22 degrees, rain


In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Cranberry-Orange Tea Bread (no nuts)

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Kung Pao Tofu (contains peanuts), Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Baja Style Fish Tacos, Nachos Bar, Lemon Herbed Chicken Breast Sandwich, Roast Beef Sandwich with Caramelized Onion, Rice Valencienne, Cut Corn, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Chicken Caesar Salad, Lemoncello Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Roman Orecchiette with Chard, Chili & Tofu, Mussels Mariniere, Beef Bourguignon, Nachos Bar, Gruyere & Sundried Tomato Grilled Foccacia, Egg Noodles, Fresh Broccoli Crowns, Pasta Salad With Pesto Sauce, Chicken Caesar Salad, Iced Gold Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order, Blueberry Pancakes, Scrambled Egg Whites, Hash Brown Patty, Cranberry Orange Bread

Lunch: Escarole & Sausage Soup, New England Clam Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Organic Tomato Sauce, Greens & Tofu, Chicken & Broccoli, Jasmine Rice, Roast Beef Sandwich with Caramelized Onion, Vegan Baked Beans, Peas & Sautéed Mushrooms, Chickpea & Spinach Salad, Pasta Salad Of Choice, Lemoncello Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cookie