• When Chelsea Dunlap ’14 glanced at her phone Monday night to see seven frantic texts with references to “firemen” and “flooding,” she said she thought her roommate was kidding. Then she saw the fire marshal outside her door and the water seeping through the ceiling into her suite. Members of the fire department on the scene informed students that the flood was caused by a fourth-floor student who accidentally set off the sprinklers while trying to squash a bug, Dunlap said.
  • The New Haven Police Department will grow over the next three years in a two-phase strategy aimed at restructuring and strengthening the department. NHPD Chief Dean Esserman unveiled the plan at the department’s weekly CompStat meeting Tuesday, setting in motion the expansion of the Elm City’s police force that Mayor John DeStefano Jr. previewed earlier this month when he announced his budget proposal, which increases police funding.
  • In this week’s WEEKEND cover story, reporter Akbar Ahmed takes the political temperature of Yale undergrads with an eye towards the 2012 presidential election. Who’s organizing (or not organizing) and why? Can Yalies lift their candidates to victory?


High of 67 degrees, low of 45 degrees, mostly cloudy.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Sole Francaise, Roasted Vegetables With Tofu, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Jasmine Rice, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Chef’s Choice Pantry Salad, Spinach Salad with Beets, Turkish Bulgur Salad, Yale White Chocolate & Blue Bar

Dinner: Salmon Fillet Provencal, Chana Masala, Pasta Primavera, Chicken Breast In Beer & Teriyaki, Black Forest Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli Crowns, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Chef’s Choice Pantry Salad, Spinach Salad with Beets, Turkish Bulgur Salad, Creamsicle Sheet Cake

In Commons

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

Lunch: Manhattan Clam Chowder, St. Louis Style BBQ Spareribs, Eggplant Parmesan, 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, Chef’s Choice WOK, Shrimp with String Beans, Jasmine Rice, Vegetarian Egg Rolls, Tofu Lo Mein, Chef’s Choice Fries, Jasmine Rice, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Dawn’s Panzanella, Potato Salad With Rosemary, Yale White Chocolate & Blue Bar