Members of the Bring Back MoCon group on Facebook may have reason to rejoice, if the plans of Delmar Crim and the Bon Appétit Student Working Group are implemented.
According to Christy Nichols ’10, Crim has recommended that Wesleyan reopen MoCon for the 2008-09 school year, due to overcrowding at the Usdan Marketplace, and in response to several student and staff complaints throughout the year:
As one of the six members of the Bon Appetit Student Working Group, I’ve been working with dining staff and BA management to outline the future needs of campus dining. What we’ve been hearing from students and staff is that the Usdan facilities are inconvenient and reach overcapacity at certain times of the day… usually around 6:30 in the evening, and sometimes around 12:30 in the afternoon. Students have also been telling us that the lack of a freshman-centric dining facility hinders bonding among members of the freshman class.
BA management, including Delmar Crim and Dining Manager Krista McKenzie, have also expressed frustration with the layout of the Usdan kitchens and servery, saying it just isn’t fit for the number of students using the space. They have been in touch with various people in the administration and have strongly suggested that the University reopen MoCon next year… at least temporarily, in order to alleviate overcrowding and better accommodate freshman diners.
Bon Appétit has even put its MoCon webpage back online, which is probably an indication that they are pretty sure that their plans for reopening MoCon will be realized.
I, for one, would love to dine at those sweet round tables once more. To show your support for the proposal, Christy says you should email Dean of the College Mike Whaley and the WSA’s Finances and Facilities Committee.
EDIT: Now that April Fool’s Day is over, I should clarify that, much as I’d love to see MoCon reopen, this entry was only a joke. Delmar Crim has said nothing about MoCon, to my knowledge. Christy Nichols ’10 does not exist, nor does the Bon Appétit Student Working Group. But the MoCon webpage is back up! (Justin)