• A roughly 50-year-old archaeology course that sent students to excavate historic sites around Connecticut will no longer be offered next fall. The course was required for graduate and undergraduate archaeological studies students, but professors said its time-intensiveness and difficulties finding archaeological sites close to campus made it increasingly hard to offer during the academic year. Instead, archaeology students will now have to take a course approved by Yale at a summer field school in the United States or abroad.
  • A state election reform bill passed a key hurdle last week
    when it was approved by the General Assembly’s government administration and elections committee. The bill, proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, would allow voters to register to vote on Election Day and online, and enable harsher punishments for impeding voting access. The committee voted largely along party lines, with all 10 Democrats and one Republican voting in favor of the reforms and four Republicans voting against it.
  • A meeting between School of Management students and a former South Korean dictator over spring break has sparked controversy in South Korea and raised questions about the morality of meetings with controversial figures abroad. During the trip to South Korea — part of a first-year SOM requirement for which students analyze business and management issues abroad — a group met with Chun Doo-hwan, a former dictator who took power in a 1979 military coup.


High of 49 degrees, low of 25 degrees, breezy.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Chef’s Choice Hot Cereal, Waffle Bar, Espresso Muffin

Lunch: Chef’s Choice Soup, Hot & Sour Soup, Pork Chile Verde, Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich, Broccoli & Cheese Pasta, Nachos Bar, Pita with Chickpea, Spinach & Cukes, Puebla Style Rice, Sautéed Swiss Chard Rainbow, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Spinach with Cinnamon Citrus Vinaigrette, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Tabbouleh, Plain Brownie

Dinner:Lule Lamb Pattie, Zucchini Frittata With Ricotta, Stir Fried Turkey & Snap Peas, Nachos Bar, Sticky Rice, Chef’s Choice Hot Vegetable, Spinach with Cinnamon Citrus Vinaigrette, Chickpea, Peppers, Olives & Charmoula, Tabbouleh, Lemon Cake Ring with Lemon Glaze

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Western Style Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order Buttermilk Pancakes, Contains Dairy Contains Eggs, Contains Dairy Contains Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon Corn Muffin

Lunch: Chicken Rice Soup, Southwest Black Bean Soup, Spinach & Gruyere Tart, Fajita Beef, Portabella Fajita, Penne, Organic Tomato Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Chefs Choice All-Natural Burger, Herb Marinated Chicken BreastGarden Burger, Chinese Marinated Tofu, Pepperoni Pizza, Chef’s Choice Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Beef Lo Mein, Vegetable Curry, Szechuan Tofu Stir Fry, Chickpeas & Tomato Pita Sandwich, Chef’s Choice Fries, Spanish Rice, Sautéed Carrots With Dill, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Tabbouleh, Plain Brownie