• The reliability of New Haven’s ShotSpotter system, a series of sensors which detect and locate gunshots in the city’s central neighborhoods, has come under question after several missed gunshots and false reports in recent weeks. After the system of audio detectors, which uses acoustic triangulation to register gunshots, failed to report gunfire in a number of recent cases — including the city’s first homicide of the year on Saturday in Dixwell — the New Haven Police Department is reviewing its continued use.
  • Connecticut private sector employers added 7,700 jobs during January 2012 and the unemployment rate for the state fell to 8.0 percent according to the Connecticut Department of Labor, beating the national average of 8.3 percent. The CTDOL’s January data is positive news following last December’s report, which showed a loss of about 1,000 jobs. Unemployment in December stood at 8.1 percent, and the January report — which came out last week — marks the sixth consecutive month of rising employment.
  • While efforts to centralize and streamline administrative services have recently come under fire from some faculty, one shared services center that handles research grant administration has received positive feedback from science departments. Faculty Research Management Services offers professors assistance in applying for and managing funds sponsored by federal and non-federal agencies, said Joanne Bentley, the unit’s director.


High of 68 degrees, low of 48 degrees, foggy.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Blueberry Oat Tea Bread

Lunch: Four Onion Soup, Chicken Orzo Soup, Quinoa & Bulgur Vegetable Pilaf, Buffalo Chicken Breast Sandwich, Three Cheese Baked Ziti, Sweet Potato Fries, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Fresh Broccoli Florets, Mesclun, Cauliflower & Cheddar, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Eggplant Caponata, Peanut Butter Cookie, Iced Devil’s Food Cupcake

Dinner: Cochinita Pibil, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Vegan Paella, Brown Sauce, Black Bean Quesadilla, Baked Polenta, Brussels Sprouts With Shallots & Mustard, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Mesclun, Cauliflower & Cheddar, Aragonian Lentils & Mushroom, Eggplant Caponata, Pastel de Tres Leche

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Mushroom Frittata, Waffle Bar, Extra Thick French Toast, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Ham Slice, Shredded Potatoes, Blueberry Oat Tea Bread

Lunch: Four Onion Soup, Tuscan White Bean Soup, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chana Masala, Bolognese Sauce, Spaghetti, 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, Cheese Calzone, Chicken Curry, Greens & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Italian Deli Zep, Chef’s Choice Fries, Basmati Rice, Roasted Cauliflower, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad, Egyptian Bean Salad, Peanut Butter Cookie, Iced Devil’s Food Cupcake