• The date is November 10, 2011. Two intrepid WEEKEND Agents — our brave and dashing Murphy and Clark — are undercover in Harvard Square. Their Mission: to bring back magenta, Harvard’s color from 1866 to 1875. Daniel Sisgoreo and Tapley Stephenson report on Harvard’s licentious history of color seduction and Yale’s enduring love for its one true color: Yale Blue.
  • The Elm City’s homicide rate is at a 17-year high — the 30th murder of 2011 occurred last Sunday night — and part of the city’s solution to its crime problem, officials have announced, lies in a return to community policing.

    NHPD Assistant Chief Dean Esserman helped to launch community policing in New Haven when New Haven last saw a murder rate this high about 20 years ago. In recent years as numbers of officers decreased, the tactics of community policing were used less at the department. But today, he returns to do bring the policing approach back again — this time as Chief.

  • When Inge Reichenbach retires at the end of June, University officials and donors agree that she will be “going out on top.” Reichenbach was appointed Vice President for Fundraising in 2005 to lead the Yale Tomorrow fundraising campaign, which raise $3.8 billion, $381 million more than the Univiersity’s stated goal, by the campaign’s conclusion in June 2011. Outside of Yale, donors said that Reichenbach’s professionalism and caring personality helped her to secure donations to Yale.


High of 48 degrees, low of 28 degrees, sunny.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Lemon Blueberry Muffin (Dairy Free)

Lunch: Chef’s Choice Soup, Chef’s Choice Quiche, Portabella Fajita, Turkey & Bacon Zep, Philly Steak & Cheese Sub, BBQ Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Blue Cheese Dip, Ranch Dressing, Ricotta Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Rice, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Mexican Tabbouleh Salad, Chef’s Choice Pantry Salad, Italian Deli Salad, Magic Bar, Almond Cookies

Dinner: Chef’s Choice Soup, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Three Cheese Zep, Blue Cheese Dip, Turkey & Bacon Zep, Sausage & Peppers, Ranch Dressing, Chef’s Choice Starch, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Mexican Tabbouleh Salad, Chef’s Choice Pantry Salad, Italian Deli Salad, Iced Gold Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Scrambled Eggs With Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Home Fries, Lemon Blueberry Muffin (Dairy Free)

Lunch: Lobster Bisque, Roasted Chicken Thighs, Adobo Roasted Chicken Thighs, Cellentani With Beans Spinach & Cheese, Linguine, White Clam Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Miso Glazed Tilapia, Chef’s Choice WOK, Jasmine Rice, Vegetable Curry, Tofu Lo Mein, Ricotta Prosciutto & Arugula Sandwich, Chef’s Choice Fries, Basmati Rice, Fresh Sugar Snap Peas, Israeli Couscous with Summer Squash Salad, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Magic Bar, Almond Cookies