On Feb. 8, I wrote an editorial titled, “Early birds miss the worm: Lack of weekend breakfast leaves busy students hungry”. I was pleasantly surprised to see in my OWU e-mail inbox a message from Daniel Magee, director of Chartwells’ dining services, on Feb. 15.
I was not expecting such a timely response, let alone any response at all. In his e-mail, Magee said my editorial made him want to change the current dining situation on campus.
“Your argument was persuasive and clearly illustrated the plight of students on the weekends looking for early morning food options,” Magee said. “So, here is my idea. We will open Smith on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a. m. for a light breakfast, which will include the following:
1. Cereals and Hot Oatmeal
2. Fresh cut fruit and whole fruit
3. Bagels, English Muffins, Pastries
4. Yogurt, Cottage Cheese”
Magee began starting the service on Feb. 18 and plans to run it until the end of the semester to gauge student response. Breakfast costs $5.50.
I am very impressed with Chartwells’ prompt response to my concern and their amply sufficient solution to it. You can definitely plan on seeing my face at Smith on Saturday and Sunday mornings—come join me for breakfast!