Oberlin Alumni Magazine Spring 2001 vol.96 no.4
Feature Stories
Planet Earth
High Atop Wilder
[cover story] Creating a Scene
You've Got Mail: Now What?
Experience, Exposure & Enlightenment
Body Art
Message from the Board of Trustees
Around Tappan Square
Oberlin Partnership sharpens Economic Development
Composing a Career
President Dye's Sabbatical
Closing Institutional Devides
In Brief
Alumni Notes: Profile
Alumni Notes: Losses
The Last Word
Staff Box
One More Thing

08 food_apWhat's for Dinner, Honey?
That remains to be seen.
Oberlin's contract for food services is with Sodexho-Marriot, but administration is interviewing eight applicants for the task of keeping hungry students well fed. Firms have presented plans to faculty, staff, and students throughout the semester, serving sample meals and recording diners' comments. Some offer vending options and child care for campus food service workers, and candidates range in size from world-wide businesses to one so small that anyone can pick up a phone and speak personally with the president.
Many students have expressed dissatisfaction with Sodexho-Marriot because the parent company has owned 19.9 percent stock in a private prison company. Although Sodexho is willing to consider divesting themselves, students expect their food provider to purchase organic produce from local growers and to cater more to vegetarian and vegan diets.
Stay tuned.
Girls in the Hall
As The Oberlin Review accurately reported, Zeke men should practice putting the seat down. Next fall, Oberlin's only all-male residence hall turns co-ed, due to students' low level of interest in living there. Opponents of the decision, which was passed in February by the Housing and Dining Committee, cited the unique community formed among Zechiel Hall's residents, particularly student athletes. Despite renovations, however, the hall had been filled mostly with students who had not opted to live there.
Review Online
Sophomore Kasia Wawer spent her Winter Term weeks redesigning The Oberlin Review's website, which can be now downloaded onto a Palm Pilot or other PDA. Readers must have AvantGo software, which is free. Both links can be found at www.oberlin.edu/~ocreview.
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