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Tuesday October 4th


Students raise their hands to ask questions for the dining services committee at the Sept. 29 SG meeting (Kiara Fernandez / Photographer).

Dining service representatives offer explanations for recent issues

The instability of dining services at the College has tarnished its reputation among the campus community. Sodexo, the College’s food service provider, and the College’s dining services are responsible for the food that is produced and the staff hired to serve the food. The students at the College have raised concerns about food quality and service, specifically at the Atrium at Eickhoff Hall.

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During the lunch rush hour, many students still choose the Brower Student Center despite the loss of Meal Equiv (Isabel Smith / Photographer).

Students express their confusion, disappointment at loss of Meal Equivalency

Citing concerns about Covid-19, the College has decided for the 2021-2022 school year to remove the Meal Equivalency program, which encouraged students to eat at other locations besides the Atrium at Eickhoff Hall. The removal of Meal Equivalency was meant to reduce the number of students eating at one time, therefore encouraging social distancing and smaller crowds, according to the Executive Director for Auxiliary and Contract Services Karen Roth and as reported by The Signal.

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Student Covid-19 cases rise in September, causing concern

According to the Fall 2021 Covid-19 Dashboard, 28 students have tested positive for Covid-19 since Sept. 7, as of Sept. 21. The College has a number of guidelines for keeping students safe, including mandating wearing masks indoors and requiring unvaccinated people to be tested twice weekly and complete a daily self-checkup. Since Sept. 15, tests are now offered on campus for asymptomatic vaccinated students who believe they were exposed, according to an email from President Foster.

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