• Despite raising $84.4 million through the University-wide Yale Tomorrow fundraising campaign, Yale Athletics has begun a new fundraising initiative called Operation Overtime.

    The campaign was officially launched July 1, when officials in the Athletics Department first reached out to alumni to alert them of the new program, said Alison Cole ’99, director of the campaign and associate athletic director of development and outreach. The initiative raises the Athletics Department’s annual fundraising goal from $2 million to $2.5 million, Cole said.

  • Yale currently offers no general legal aid to students, but a proposal submitted to the University in September may soon change that.

    The Graduate Student Assembly has asked University President Richard Levin to make a lawyer available for students University-wide to consult.

  • Astronomy professor Debra Fischer has spent some early mornings this fall peering into the Hawaiian night sky in search of new planets, using one of the world’s largest telescopes. But she has done so without leaving campus. Through a 10-year, $12 million agreement in 2009, Yale purchased rights from the California Institute of Technology to use the telescope at Keck Observatory, which sits on a dormant volcano in Hawaii, for 15 nights per year.


High of 52 degrees, low of 32 degrees, rain.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Apple Strudel

Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup, Cream Of Fresh Mushroom Soup, Orecchiette with Broccoli & Chickpeas, Pizza With Alberta’s Pomodoro Sauce, Pizza With Buffalo Chicken, Pork Fajita, Jasmine Rice, Fresh Green Beans Sauté, Insalata Di Farro, Orecchiette Pasta with Zucchini & Mozzarella, Fattoush Salad, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar

Dinner: Cream Of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, New England Clam Chowder, Grass-Fed Burger, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Grass-Fed Cheeseburger, Portabella Fajita, Honey Mustard Dip, Duck Sauce, Mesquite Barbecue Sauce, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Steakhouse French Fries, Broccoli With Lemon, Olive Oil & Garlic, Corn Cobbett, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Chicken Caesar Salad, Mozzarella Caprese Salad, Pastel de Tres Leche

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Potato Pancakes, Apple Strudel

Lunch: Pumpkin Pear & Coriander Soup, Tortellini & Spinach Soup, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish, Cashew Chili, Spaghetti, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pad Thai Pork, Eggplant & Black Bean Sauce, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Broccoli & Carrots, BLAT Sandwich, Oven Roast Potatoes, Peas, Eggplant Caponata, Penne Caprese Salad, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar