If it’s totally broke, don’t fix it: University considers third-year meal plan requirement

Update, Thursday, 9:11 am: For more detailed reporting on this story, read the Voice‘s News section’s story on the proposed third-year meal plan requirement.

Original Post: It’s not much of an exaggeration to claim that Leo’s is the single worst part about life at Georgetown, and that sad reality may get even worse. University administrators are considering adding a third-year meal plan requirement, according to a GUSA press release.

Has anyone in the administration even been inside Leo’s during peak meal hours? It’s an overcrowded, understaffed mess with increasingly limited options, long lines, and mediocre prison-quality food. Yes, Aramark, the company which supplies Leo’s, literally serves prison food throughout the country.

GUSA’s executives definitely see the problems with a third-year meal plan requirement.

“GUSA is strongly opposed to a third-year meal plan requirement,” GUSA President Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) wrote in the press release. “The University is adding additional requirements to the student body that students did not anticipate upon making their decision to attend Georgetown. The University would be taking advantage of students with the implementation of this policy.”

The press release listed several problems with the potential requirement, calling the requirement a “tuition increase that would be burdensome to students” and pointing out that Leo’s is already overcrowded during meal times and that no one consulted the already overworked staff.

GUSA Vice President Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) added that Leo’s is a poor option for varsity athletes and has limited food choices for Kosher and gluten-free students.

Vox will provide updates as this story develops.

One Comment on “If it’s totally broke, don’t fix it: University considers third-year meal plan requirement

  1. If you guys had any clue how completely screwed we are financially, you wouldn’t be complaining.

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