• Over 9,200 applicants to the Yale College class of 2017 chose to send their applications to Yale-NUS as well, competing for spots in the Singaporean college’s inaugural class. Roughly one-third of the total 29,970 applications Yale received this year will be independently evaluated by the Yale-NUS Admissions Office. Yale Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said he has instructed his team of admissions officers not to consider whether students have also shared their applications with the new Singaporean liberal arts college, and added that he cannot estimate how many students will be admitted to both schools as the two admissions offices operate independently.
  • A record 11 investment banks participated in an annual recruiting event at the School of Management that took place earlier this month. Superweek, which took place between Jan. 2 and 11, is an opportunity for banks to recruit summer interns from SOM’s first-year MBA class. Major banks such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley returned to SOM for this year’s Superweek, and two banks — Perella Weinberg Partners and Peter J. Solomon Company — came to SOM for the first time this month. The record-high number of recruiters this year follows the March 2012 appointment of CDO Director Julia Zupko, who restructured the operations of the department, SOM Dean Edward Snyder said.
  • This fall, Ivy League institutions simultaneously debuted new student life policies and programs aimed to bolster alcohol safety on college campuses. Six of the eight Ivy League universities — Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard — have all rolled out new alcohol-related policies since last August, with a series of regulation changes occurring at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. Administrators and students said they have noticed a shift away from direct disciplinary approaches to more creative programs, but students at four schools said the recent policies have targeted alcohol usage at the expense of Greek life.

High of 22 degrees, low of 2 degrees, partly sunny.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar

Lunch: Tortilla Soup Mezclado, Orzo Vegetable Soup, Chef’s Choice Grilled Flatbread, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, Black Eyed Peas & Chili Casserole, Honey Mustard Dip, Grilled Garden Burger, Hand-breaded Chicken Tenders, Chicken Club Wrap, Bourbon Yams, Fresh Market Vegetable, Southwestern Potato Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Orange Almond Cupcake, Toffee Coffee Cookie

Dinner: Tortilla Soup Mezclado, Orzo Vegetable Soup, Turkey Stew, St. Louis Style BBQ Spareribs, Baking Powder Biscuit, Tofu & Grilled Vegetables, Sweet Potato & Quinoa Burger, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Southwestern Potato Salad, Chipotle Carrot & Cucumber Salad, Chocolate Cream Pie

In Commons

Breakfast: Grits, Waffle Bar, Fried Egg & Cheese Sandwich, Omelets To Order, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Breakfast Sausage Pattie, Potato Pancakes

Lunch: Roasted Corn & Tomato Soup, English Beef Barley Soup, Home-Style All Beef Meatloaf, Baked Polenta with Shiitake Ragout, Spaghetti, Black Bean Quesadilla, Grilled Chicken Breast, Pepperoni Pizza, Eggplant Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Pork Chaw Siew, Chef’s Choice WOK, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Roast  Beef Sand with Caramelized Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Market Vegetable, Peas & Carrots, Barley, Corn & Tomato with Smoked Mozzarella, Arugula & Nectarine Salad, Orange Almond Cupcake, Toffee Coffee Cookie