February 18, 2008

Dining Reps Confirm Changes

MADS EXCLUSIVE!

Three different reps for Campus Dining have confirmed that some major changes will be made to ACDC next year.

While Vassar is still accepting bids from vendors, one thing is certain - there WILL be a switch to a single-swipe system. The plan is not, however, a switch to "buffet style." Students will swipe their V-Cards once when entering ACDC. The bidding vendors have been asked to submit proposals based on this specific plan.

One rep refers to the new plan as an "all you can eat component."

No word on whether or not similar changes will be made for the Retreat.

The final decision on which vendor Vassar will be going with will be made in April.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

simply idiotic.if acdc is shit now wait until next year when there will be no price difference between meals.soviet style dining... all you can eat

Anonymous said...

i HATE this idea. it kind of kills the concept of stopping by and getting like, a cup of cereal in the middle of the afternoon, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

It's not buffet-style but it is all-you-can-eat?? Explanation, please?

Anonymous said...

this is terrible. the point system was not problematic.

Anonymous said...

YAYY! the point system was ridiculous. especially being in a sport, i had to get several meals a day and by the end of the semester when work and sports together get so involved, i dont like worrying about my lack of points.

i mean, i guess its more of an issue with the retreat, cause you run out of point much more quickly there, but still. i know they have this new system at so many other schools, like brown for instance, and i know from experience that it works out really well

Anonymous said...

the only bad part about the point system was how much of a rip off each individual point was...

oh well...

Anonymous said...

sooooo basically people who eat a ton will pay the same amount as people who don't eat much at all. well that's *certainly* fair.

Anonymous said...

11:35 - you'll still have to worry about having meals at the end of the semester. you'll probably be allocated a certain number of meals per week, and if you're eating more than 3 meals a day, you're certain to run out by the end of the semester.

Anonymous said...

so does this mean i can't take my meals to go anymore? in all other all-you-can-eat dining halls, they don't let you do that

Anonymous said...

if you think food at DC is bad now, just wait until it is mass produced so that we can eat all we can. this idea sucks for the people who don't eat that much and for those who appreciate the quality of food eaten. Supposedly we'll be seeing a lot more pasta, corn, carrots, potatos, no personalized pizzas. SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS! do we have any say in this?

Anonymous said...

the point system was fine. of course if you wanted to stuff yourself like a pig you might have had an issue

Anonymous said...

yah, i think that acdc should keep it's current system of check-out for convenience purposes (for all), but really work on the quality of food and types of food offered next year with the new vendors.

and NO all you can eat!!!

p.s. 12:35 you are really mean.

Anonymous said...

All of you people saying the point system was fine or that it's not fair are being rather ridiculous, and living up to that stereotype of the whiny Vassar students always eager for something to bitch about. This is like the drama over the fucking v-cash swipe on the vending macines.

Everytime someone tries to do something new and intentionally helpful for the student body. There's always people there to whine and bitch about it because it didn't get thought of "their way."

"oooh it's not fair, it's not fair"


Grow up

Anonymous said...

that's a little judgemental 12:35.

Anonymous said...

Terrible call. The dining committee should know better.

Anonymous said...

that sounds awful.

Anonymous said...

10:10 am -

"soviet style dining"

that is by far the best thing i've read on MADS

Anonymous said...

I feel like the shift to an all you can eat system is going against Vassar's support of sustainability. With meals instead of points, there's no incentive to choose wisely. The system may encourage people to take an entire plate of food if they only want a few bites of it because they'll be paying the same anyway. Also, what happens if you just want some tea or yogurt? I don't really want to pay the price of a full meal for that. I wish Vassar had some sort of forum for students to express their opinions on decisions that affect the entire student body.

Anonymous said...

yeah, this new system blows, do you think there is anyway to stop it? petition? protest? they like student life initiatives here, right?