Student Union senators passed a resolution aimed at increasing student input in Dining Services decisions Tuesday night after receiving feedback following the elimination of mozzarella sticks, crepes and tater tots from Bear’s Den’s everyday menu.
In response to the elimination of mozzarella sticks, tater tots and crepes from the Bear’s Den menu, the Senate Dining Services Committee hopes to pass a resolution that will allow students further input before menu item changes are made.
Most students have noticed a rather famous item missing from the Dining Services menu: mozzarella sticks.
Swipe Out Hunger—a new group to Washington University, but a national organization—works to promote hunger awareness on college campuses and helps students donate unused meal points to provide food for those in need.
A mobile app that allows students to order on-campus meals from their phones was launched at the beginning of the spring semester.
In an effort to increase student involvement in the recipe testing process, Dining Services is premiering an experimental food station in Bear’s Den.
After a student petition reached over 300 signatures, mozzarella sticks sold out rapidly when they were brought back on a one-night-a-week basis as one of the limited number of fried foods Dining Services is able to serve.
Eggs, mozzarella sticks and hopefully disposable boxes: These are among the losses in the wake of Dining Services’ changes for the new academic year.
Dining Services has implemented changes to the Eco To-Go system and created a new system for salad bar and frozen yogurt purchases in an effort to reduce waste and address student concerns about flat-rate pricing.
Residential Life is seeking to relieve some of the financial strain involved in the housing selection process by considering a standard housing rate to remove the difference between traditional and modern dorms.
With major changes in the makeup of residential life next year due to increasing class sizes, Dining Services will adjust as needed, but has no explicit plans for change.