Fancy Feast: Gladwell Shames Bowdoin For Choosing Food Over Financial Aid
Ester Bloom
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I am so in favor of discussing the tuition crisis and colleges’ dubious spending habits, but picking on the food really does seem like, as you said, a strange choice. Students are frequently forced, either circumstantially or outright (I didn’t want to buy an overpriced meal plan, but it was required) to eat at these dining halls daily, for possibly four years at a time. Under what logic is it bad to make sure they provide nutritious, enjoyable food instead of won’t-kill-ya slop? Yeah, I’m sure it costs money — but that’s a good use of the money.