• President Barack Obama was inaugurated for his second term yesterday in front of thousands of onlookers. The News was one of them. Read more about the inauguration ceremony in tomorrow’s News.
  • When Charles Musser ’73 started his junior year in the 1960s, he decided to take time off — for four years. College was a place for books, for writing, for art, but not for watching movies, and Musser, a film buff, wanted to watch movies. So Musser left Yale for four years to explore and make his own film. When he returned, he opted to create his own major, becoming one of the first Yale undergraduates to major in film studies.
  • Faculty members can now submit their annual activity reports this winter with only a few simple clicks and keystrokes. In a Jan. 3 memo to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, then-Provost Peter Salovey unveiled a new Web-based activity report that professors must fill out once a year to help the University track their research, additional responsibilities, and the grants, honors and awards they have received over the past year. The online form, developed over the past several months by the Provost’s Office and Faculty Administrative Services, replaces the Microsoft Word documents used to collect this information in recent years.

High of 26 degrees, low of 11 degrees, chance of flurries.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Banana Walnut Bread

Lunch: Tuscan White Bean Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Chicken Breast Piccata, Chick Peas & Veggies, Stuffed Shells, Pandorato (Italian Grilled Cheese), All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Roasted Vegetable Zep, Garlic Steak Fries, Quinoa with Dried Cherries & Radicchio, Beet Salad with Gorgonzola & Walnuts, Kitchen Sink Cookie, Lemon Pistachio Cupcake

Dinner: Tuscan White Bean Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Zucchini & Tomatoes with Wheatberries, Baked Eggplant with Muenster Cheese, Alice’s Savory Herb Meatballs, Penne, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Sausage & Peppers, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Dried Cherries & Radicchio, Beet Salad with Gorgonzola & Walnuts, Apple Strudel

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Mushroom Frittata, Waffle Bar, Extra Thick French Toast, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Breakfast Ham Slice, Shredded Potatoes, Banana Walnut Bread

Lunch: Four Onion Soup, Tuscan White Bean Soup, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chana Masala, Spaghetti, Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish, Philly Steak & Cheese Sub, Spinach Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Cheese Calzone, Chicken Curry, Greens & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Chinese Vegetable, Italian Deli Zep, Basmati Rice, Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spices, Sesame Green Bean Salad, Curried Rice Salad, Kitchen Sink Cookie, Lemon Pistachio Cookie