• More than a decade after President Richard Levin committed about $500 million towards building construction on Science Hill, some faculty members are disappointed with progress thus far. This Science Hill initiative, which Levin announced in Jan. 2000, funded the renovations and the construction of four new buildings — the Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building, the Class of 1954 Environmental Sciences Center, the Malone Engineering Center, and Kroon Hall — but the financial downturn has stalled plans for a fifth project: the Yale Biology Building.
  • Over the next three weeks, Yalies will be able to immerse themselves in New Haven’s visual art culture, as hundreds of local and regional artists open up their studios to the public. Artspace, a non-profit arts organization based on Orange Street, is hosting its 14th annual City-Wide Open Studios festival, an event that spans three weekends from Oct. 12-30.
  • Hands gripping game pieces and Cheez-Its, students crowd around two rows of tables in the Dwight Hall common room. Their soft conversation fills the space as Yalies walk in and out, some lingering at tables to watch a game of Apples to Apples. At the far end of the room, some select from a spread of snack foods including everything from pretzel sticks to rugelachs as well as coffee and tea. Welcome to Global Grounds on a typical Saturday night.


High of 64 degrees, low of 56 degrees, chance of showers.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Almond Coffee Cake

Lunch: Curried Ginger Carrot Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Pad Thai Pork, Northern Thai Chicken Curry, Thai Curried Tofu, Penne With Herbed Zucchini, Nachos Bar, Chicken Club Wrap, Jasmine Rice, Baked Zucchini With Herbs, Curried Rice Salad, Mesclun, Cauliflower & Cheddar, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Carrot-Pecan Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Dinner: German Goulash Soup, Vegan Lentil & Mushroom Soup, Chicken Schnitzel, Grilled Sausage Beer Onion & Apples, Grilled Chicken Breast, Vegan Ravioli With Organic Tomato Sauce, Potato Pancakes, Buttered Fresh Green Beans, Red Cabbage & Apples, Arugula Fennel Fontina Salad, Quinoa w/ Roasted Fall Vegetables, German Potato Salad, Apple Strudel, German Chocolate Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Apple Cinnamon Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Eggs, Scrambled Egg Whites, Red Bliss Home Fries, Almond Coffee Cake

Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Curried Ginger Carrot Soup, Chard & Gruyere Tart, Roast Loin Of Pork, Penne, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Curried Pork Sand With Chutney & Arugula, Creamy Polenta with Marscapone & Herbs, Fresh Green Bean-Garlic Sauté, Curried Rice Salad, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Iced Carrot Cupcake, Chocolate Chip Cookie