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.
The Green Monday Initiative, an effort to decrease the University’s carbon footprint by encouraging people to take a pledge to refrain from eating meat on Monday and to be more environmentally aware, has proven a success in its first months.
Unusually high numbers found on the nutrition facts of various grab-n-go and other food items sold on campus have caused several students to express concerns regarding the accuracy of the labels, but for the most part, these labels are true.
Students found themselves showering in the dark and trapped in the elevator when a power outage struck campus Monday morning.
Cherry Tree witnessed a complete change in its selections as the fall semester began, with new sandwiches like the turkey brie & apricot mustard panini replacing old favorites like the sweet and smokey turkey sandwich. Paws & Go also adjusted some of its offerings when Dining Services added a f’real milkshake machine at the beginning of the year, which quickly surpassed sales expectations.
The full-service Starbucks in Bauer Hall will open on Monday, Aug. 25 along with the new Bauer Hall Cafe. The Starbucks will accept gift cards and Bear Bucks, but not meal points.
Mango-A-Go-Go is a-going to be the new thing at the DUC. Cafe Bergson reopened on Sunday with a surprise for students: the fresh fruit and yogurt smoothie station had been replaced by a Jamba Juice smoothie station.
If one Washington University student group is successful in garnering student support, Bear’s Den will be a disposable-box-free zone by fall 2014. Net Impact, the group behind the Eco To-Go box initiative, released a survey on Facebook the week before Thanksgiving seeking student feedback to gauge the effectiveness of its current program.
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