• The Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center will offer a six-week-long support group for undergraduate victims of sexual assault starting later this month. The group, intended for students who have had personal experiences with sexual assault, will meet weekly in the SHARE offices for six 75-minute sessions beginning at the end of the month. SHARE’s support groups, which have previously been held only at student request, have received positive feedback in previous years, said SHARE Director Carole Goldberg. The new undergraduate support group will be held annually, and they are the first attempt to provide a regularly scheduled program for undergraduates that will be open to all undergraduate students, she said.
  • For the past week, newly appointed Provost Benjamin Polak has been running back and forth between his new office on 1 Hillhouse Ave. and his old “nook” in the economics building up the street. Complete with a fireplace, a crimson oriental rug, a large, shiny conference table and several paintings in ornate gold frames, the Provost’s Office was missing one crucial component when Polak stepped in last week: a computer. Though the new PC and its two monitors arrived on Friday, Polak said he has not yet had a chance to make the place his own.
  • Charter schools may soon be on the rise in New Haven and statewide. Twenty-four groups across the state are poised to submit proposals for new charter schools and have sent letters of intent to the Connecticut Board of Education in advance of the board’s formal request for proposals scheduled for later this month. Of the 24 letters, four concern plans for schools in New Haven.

High of 21 degrees, low of 6 degrees, partly sunny.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Maple Pecan Bun

Lunch: Rice Soup With Chicken & Ginger, Miso Soup, Rice Noodle with Spicy Chili Sauce, Lime & Cilantro Roasted Tofu, Coconut & Green Curry Pork, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Fish Fried Hanoi, Thai Beef Lavash Wrap, Jasmine Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cardamom Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Squash & Israeli Couscous Salad, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Rice Soup With Chicken & Ginger, Miso Soup, Lemongrass Chicken, Korean BBQ Tofu Taco, Indian Vegetable Curry, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Beef Pad Thai, Brown Rice & Mushrooms, Fresh Market Vegetable, Cardamom Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Squash & Israeli Couscous Salad, Banana Maple Spicy Walnut Cupcake

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Banana-Walnut Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Red Bliss Home Fries, Maple Pecan Bun

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Cream Of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Thai Red Curry Chicken, Spinach Felafel Burger, Penne, Garden Burger, Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich, Pizza Margherita, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Garden Salad Pocket Sandwich, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Local Summer Squash, Chicken Onion & Israeli Couscous Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie