for Dinner, Honey?
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.
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.
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.
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.