• Over spring break, Yale Dining served over 3,400 meals to students staying in New Haven, the latest addition to a series of expanded dining options this year. This year, Yale Dining introduced a new spring break dining plan that allowed students to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in Pierson College dining hall during the first week of the break and Ezra Stiles and Morse College dining halls during the second week. Students could access only these dining halls and were charged $7 for each meal. Director of Residential Dining Cathy Van Dyke SOM ’86 said the meal plan served approximately the same number of students that had participated in the winter break meal option.
  • For decades, university administrators across the country have contested the use of affirmative action in college admissions. A ruling from the United States Supreme Court is expected to emerge to settle the issue soon — but in the meantime, a second race-related admissions case has already been added to the Court’s docket. In early 2012, the Supreme Court decided that it would hear the case of Fisher v. Texas — the case of Abigail Fisher, a white student who claimed she was denied admissions to the University of Texas based on racial preference — and a ruling is expected to be made in the coming weeks or months. Despite the lack of a resolution to the Fisher case, the Court made the surprising decision last week to add a second affirmative action case to its next term docket.
  • With the passing of the application deadlines for two of the city’s most important programs for young people, Youth@Work and New Haven Promise, passed, city officials are left with a tangible indication of their progress in providing better growth and developments opportunities for young adults in the Elm CityYouth@Work, a program that provides summer and year round work opportunities for in-school New Haven youth, stopped accepting applications last Thursday and in total received a number of applications comparable to years past.


High of 46 degrees, low of 24 degrees, mostly sunny.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Glorious Morning Tea Bread

Lunch: Yankee Bean Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Daily Catch with Fra Daivolo, Black-Eyed Peas with Tofu, Roasted Cherry Tomato Rotini, Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Onion Jam, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Curly Fries, Fresh Market Vegetable, Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Southwestern Slaw, Kitchen Sink Cookie, Two-Layer Brownie

Dinner: Yankee Bean Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Mesquite Beef Meatloaf, Wild Mushroom Chili, Berkeley Mac & Cheese, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas, Roasted Potatoes With Garlic & Thyme, Fresh Market Vegetable, Southwestern Slaw, Marble Pound Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Cream Of Wheat, Texas French Toast, Cage-Free Scrambled Eggs, Bacon Slices, Omelets To Order, Waffle Bar, Scrambled Egg Whites, Shredded Potatoes, Glorious Morning Tea Bread

Lunch: Cream Of Roasted Tomato Soup, Smoky Turkey Rice Soup, Quinoa Black Bean & Corn Pilaf, Bolognese Sauce, Spaghetti, Grilled Portabella Mushroom Sandwich, Southwest Turkey Burger, Pepperoni Pizza, Fresh Tomato & Basil Pizza (Vegan), Cheese Pizza, Chicken Curry, Greens & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Stir Fried Green Beans With Garlic, Thai Vegetable Wrap with Tofu, Refried Black Beans, Fresh Market Vegetable, Spiced Roasted Local Carrots, Carrot & Raisin Salad, Kitchen Sink Cookie, Two-Layer Brownie