• Students entering Commons on Monday morning were confronted with a new layout: a rope blocking their access to the food stations. On Monday, Yale Dining moved the card-swipe check-in stations from the front door to directly in front of the food serving area, opening up the seating area to free access. Students must swipe in each time they collect food but they can swipe multiple times while in Commons. Director of Residential Dining Cathy Van Dyke SOM ’86 said the rearrangement was designed to stop students from taking advantage of open access to Commons to eat both breakfast and lunch on one swipe and then use their lunch swipe at a retail station like Durfees.
  • Two new initiatives in the School of Management’s Global Network for Advanced Management — an additional Immersion Week and new online courses for schools in the network — aim to strengthen the bonds between SOM and the international business community. Representatives from 20 schools in the Global Network, a group of 23 international business schools that SOM Dean Edward Snyder created last year, met last week in Beijing to discuss the network’s progress. At the meeting, SOM decided to partner with six new business schools to organize an additional Immersion Week in October and to pilot two online courses that will use advanced technology to virtually convene students from Global Network schools this fall.
  • In Woodbridge Hall, presidents may come and go — six in the past 40 years, to be precise — but one thing has remained constant: the red leather appointment books in which Regina Starolis has painstakingly written every presidential appointment since 1973. When University President Richard Levin steps down from the presidency in June, so will Starolis, his executive assistant, and so will her characteristic scheduling books. In the age of iPhones and GCals, Starolis’ hand-written calendars have been a point of light-hearted contention in the president’s office. Ever since Levin started using his first Blackberry, Starolis said he has pleaded with her to switch to digital. But Starolis prefers the control of a pencil and eraser.


High of 67 degrees, low of 46 degrees, becoming sunny.


In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Bar, Almond Bun

Lunch: Shiitake Veloute, Hot & Sour Soup, Roasted Thai Red Curry Chicken, Asian Sesame – Peanut Pasta, General Tso’s Tofu, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Szechuan Beef Stir Fry, Pork Bahn Mi, Basmati Rice, Fresh MArket Vegetable, Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Raspberry Coconut Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Dinner: Shiitake Veloute, Hot & Sour Soup, Asian Sweet & Spicy Spareribs, Miso Glazed Whole Roasted Salmon, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Tofu & Vegetable Stir Fry, Cilantro Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Apricot Pistachio Cardamom Ring

In Commons

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

Lunch: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, Miso Soup, Stir-fried Cabbage, Peppers, Peanuts & Peas, Cajun Spiced Pork Chop, Penne, Tofu & Vegetable Stir Fry, Pepperoni Pizza, Mushroom Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Vegetable Lo Mein, Chicken & Broccoli, Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Curried Tofu, Spinach Wrap With Vegetable Basmati, Basmati Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Roasted Cauliflower, Persian Carrot & Orange Pilaf, Chicken Caesar Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookie