Letters to the Editor
Published: Monday, April 23, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012 17:04
Dining Services should plan theme menus better
Given the university’s lack of diversity, I strongly support the Dining Service staff’s attempts to provide cultural awareness through theme nights. That being said, I have two simple guidelines for such events. No. 1 is to avoid offensive stereotypes. No. 2 is to provide palatable food.
The latter was most certainly followed during the “everything deep-fried” night celebrating Black History Month, but both were ignored during the latest Chinese-themed fiasco. The Indian rice and Thai pudding were particularly ill conceived: in addition to being inedible, neither are remotely Chinese. After observing the conveyor belt for several minutes I was rewarded by a constant stream of uneaten banana-filled egg rolls, though one appeared half-consumed by some brave victim.
After carefully trying every food item offered I was forced to conclude that the fortune cookies were the only worthwhile food offered that night in Kent Dining Hall.
-Matthew Werth, Class of 2015
Mentors’ Circle statue good addition to landscape
The article in The Review, “Some question placement, aesthetics of new statue,” on April 17 should have had comments by staff and employees. The whole article was the view of students against the statue. I think it’s a great compliment and asset to our campus. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way.
-William Wilson, UD Facilities