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EBA’s Shows How It Can Be Done
Everything But Anchovies has been catering the Rassias Foundation’s summer All Language Programs (“ALPS”) this year, and somehow this plucky little private enterprise has gotten the job done. In fact, the Allen Street restaurant’s crew received a standing ovation for its good food at the end of the first ALPS session. EBA’s served three meals a day at Brace Commons in the East Wheelock Cluster.
Of course, EBA’s has an unfair advantage over DDS. EBA’s pays market wages; as a result, there is money available for good quality food. DDS, par contre, pays its staff about double the going rate for food service workers in the Upper Valley, so cuts must be made on raw materials, recipes have to be less ambitious, and prices need to be high in order not to lose money on operations.
This choice has not met with the approval of Dartmouth students. At the ALPS program, EBA’s is showing how it could be done one day at Thayer, if Dartmouth’s administrators put the interests of students ahead of their extravagant social justice agenda.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…