• When students moved back into their dorms this semester, they quickly became aware that their rooms and common rooms had been far from deserted during break. Students in Branford, Jonathan Edwards, Saybrook and Calhoun colleges have reported sightings of mice throughout the colleges since late last semester. Ian Hobbs, facilities superintendent for Branford and JE, said he has received roughly eight separate complaints from the two colleges he oversees, adding that mice typically hide in dorms during the winter to escape the cold. Although some students said they welcome their rodent companions, others have expressed fear and frustration over the creatures’ steady presence.
  • After two days of closures following a record-breaking snowfall that pounded the Elm City over the weekend, University and most city services will resume tomorrow amid ongoing cleanup efforts. City Hall, the New Haven Public Library and Gateway Community College will reopen Wednesday morning as emergency crews work to clear additional streets and widen traffic lanes. New Haven Public Schools and city senior centers will remain closed at least all day Wednesday, and city refuse collection efforts have been canceled for the entire week.
  • Spanish bank Banco Santander entered a formal agreement with the University last week when the bank committed significant funding to the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. For the next three years, Banco Santander will donate $250,000 a year to the center, according to the center’s Director and former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81. The bank will provide the funds through Santander Universities Global Division, a foundation that Banco Santander channels to support progress in education.

High of 40 degrees, low of 27 degrees, increasing clouds and likely snow.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Apple Danish

Lunch: Vegan Yellow Split Pea Soup, Matzoh Ball Soup, Spinach & Feta Quiche, Chicken Souvlaki, Penne, Grilled Garden Burger, Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Tahini, Eggplant Muhammara Sandwich, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing, Tabbouleh, Magic Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Vegan Yellow Split Pea Soup, Matzoh Ball Soup, Dal Gobi, Beef Curry, Mideast Style Chicken, Penne, Grilled Garden Burger, Walnut & Chickpea Burger with Mint Raita, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing, Tabbouleh, Devils Food Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Apple Cinnamon Dairyless Pancakes, Waffle Bar, Omelets To-Order, Scrambled Egg Whites, Red Bliss Home Fries, Apple Danish

Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Minestrone, Chard & Gruyere Tart, Tilapia With Mango & Cilantro Salsa, Penne, Grilled Cheese & Tomato On Wheat, Pepperoni Pizza, Eggplant Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Rice Pilaf, Fresh Market Vegetable, Fresh Green Bean-Garlic Saute, Turkish Chopped Salad, Tabbouleh, Magic Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie