• From Feb. 9 to 11, more than 500 architects, professors and critics from across the globe descended on New Haven to debate the place of hand drawing in contemporary architecture. The discussion didn’t end that weekend. In the two months since, architectural journals and blogs have been flooded with reviews, forums and opinion pieces that asked larger questions of what role drawing can, should and does take in architecture today. Natasha Thondavadi takes an up-close look at these questions in tomorrow’s News.
  • For some students, the grass may be greener in a different courtyard. This spring, 10 students requested to transfer out of Timothy Dwight College for the 2012-’13 school year — six more than last year, and more than any other college this year. Students interviewed who applied to transfer from their residential colleges generally said they decided to move in order to live with their close friends, though two students in TD said the college’s distance from central campus also motivated their decisions.
  • Despite administrators’ hopes, fewer high school seniors applied for the New Haven Promise scholarship this year.
    Program officials told the News on Thursday that 351 students applied to New Haven Promise by the Monday deadline, down 20 applications from last year’s 371. Despite Promise administrators and city officials emphasizing the importance of creating a “college going culture” in New Haven since the scholarship program’s introduction, the decline in applications marks a 5.4 percent decrease over last year.


High of 57 degrees, low of 32 degrees, sunny.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Batter

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Kung Pao Tofu, Baja Fish Taco w/ Chipotle Sour Cream, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Black Beans & Brown Rice, Chili Vegetarian, Nachos Express Bar – Ground Beef, Roast Beef Sand w/Caramelized Onion, Chef’s Choice Fresh Hot Vegetable, Chicken Caesar Salad, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie w/Organic Ingredients, Cream Cheese Brownie

Dinner: Roman Orecchiete w/Chard & Tofu, Mussels Mariniere, Beef Bourguignon, Nachos Express Bar – Ground Beef, Grilled Gruyere & Sundried Tomato Focaccia Sandwich, Boiled Egg Noodles, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Chef’s Choice Fresh Hot Vegetable, Chicken Caesar Salad, Brownie Heath Bar, Cran-Oran Bread Pudding w/ White Chocolate

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Oatmeal, Waffle Batter, Eggs Scrambled, Omelets To-order, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Egg Whites Scrambled, Sweet Potato Home Fries

Lunch: New England Clam Chowder, Farro Pilaf, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Boiled Linguine, White Clam Sauce, Organic Tomato Sauce, All-Natural Burger Chefs Choice, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger For Grill Place, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Broccoli and Tofu, Dumpling Pork, Jasmine Rice, Sweet & Sour Shrimp, Red Pepper Hummus Lavash Sandwich, Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie w/Organic Ingredients, Cream Cheese Brownie