At least fruit flies like Usdan

Looks like the university may not have made a $47 million mistake on Wyllys Avenue after all. Apparently last month’s “required maintenance” was fruit fly-mandated fumigation. From today’s Argus:

Fumigation efforts to control the fruit fly population in the Usdan University Center will continue this month. The measures, intended to ensure health and sanitation within Usdan, shut down Late Night dining on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and will take place again on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

“While we do have fruit flies, the rumors of an ‘infestation’ are incorrect,” [BA Resident District Manager Michael] Strumpf wrote in an e-mail to The Argus. “We are simply controlling, with the assistance of the Middletown Department of Health, what all food service providers must deal with when fresh produce is delivered to location from outside vendors.”

[Strumpf] added that both the Sept. 30 fumigation and the follow-up fumigation scheduled for Oct. 21 comprise the first two steps of a professional extermination plan.

But wait, there’s more!

In addition to the fruit flies, other maintenance issues have recently occurred in Usdan.

“Prior to air flow adjustment in Usdan’s basement kitchen, the Health Department determined that there was mildew…growing on tiles that were very damp due to humid conditions,” Strumpf wrote.

The conditions leading to this mildew have since been corrected. However, some staff workers have expressed concerns about the health hazards the presence of mildew poses.

It was cold, energy-inefficient, and had an inadequate kitchen, but I don’t seem to remember any fruit fly infestations in Mocon. Yay nostalgia!

Argus: Usdan Halts

30 thoughts on “At least fruit flies like Usdan

  1. Anonymous

    @ Ben: The Daniel Family Commons is the one students cannot use, at least not unless invited by a professor.

  2. Anonymous

    @ Ben:
    The Daniel Family Commons is the one students cannot use, at least not unless invited by a professor.

  3. Ben

    @2:04: Which is the one “students cannot use”? I’m not sure if I’d go that far regarding either, but I’m amazed that no one thought it was a bad idea to replace three floors of Davenport with a space that’s roughly 3′ x 5′ and doesn’t actually serve food. I guess the moral of the story is not to build an entire building with the assumption that students won’t mind paying $7 for a peanut butter sandwich.

  4. Ben

    @2:04: Which is the one “students cannot use”? I’m not sure if I’d go that far regarding either, but I’m amazed that no one thought it was a bad idea to replace three floors of Davenport with a space that’s roughly 3′ x 5′ and doesn’t actually serve food. I guess the moral of the story is not to build an entire building with the assumption that students won’t mind paying $7 for a peanut butter sandwich.

  5. Anonymous

    oh yea those damn light…. they keep going off once in awhile. i thought it was EON trying to prove some point (in which case it’s plain dumb.) is it a malfunction?

  6. Anonymous

    oh yea those damn light…. they keep going off once in awhile. i thought it was EON trying to prove some point (in which case it’s plain dumb.) is it a malfunction?

  7. Anonymous

    Biblical plagues? Do we need any more evidence that Usdan is cursed? Bring back Mocon please, or at least Davenport. It sucks that we lost 5 meal venues (counting each Davenport restaurant separately) and replaced it with two, one of which students cannot use. The food quality improved, but not enough to compensate for the lack of venues, long lines, and high prices.

  8. Anonymous

    Biblical plagues? Do we need any more evidence that Usdan is cursed? Bring back Mocon please, or at least Davenport.

    It sucks that we lost 5 meal venues (counting each Davenport restaurant separately) and replaced it with two, one of which students cannot use. The food quality improved, but not enough to compensate for the lack of venues, long lines, and high prices.

  9. Ben

    @11:55: I actually talked to someone who was on the Campus Center Planning Committee (which has turned into the how-to-get-more-people-to-use-Usdan Committee) earlier this afternoon, and she mentioned that someone had reported a problem with the lights in the building (I’m not sure where exactly), but that it had supposedly been fixed. Clearly, it has not been. But at least they’re at least semi-aware of it.

  10. Ben

    @11:55: I actually talked to someone who was on the Campus Center Planning Committee (which has turned into the how-to-get-more-people-to-use-Usdan Committee) earlier this afternoon, and she mentioned that someone had reported a problem with the lights in the building (I’m not sure where exactly), but that it had supposedly been fixed. Clearly, it has not been. But at least they’re at least semi-aware of it.

  11. Anonymous

    And if you’re going to simply copy and paste, shouldn’t you at least give credit to the original author? assuming you didn’t write this for the argus as well, in which case posting here would be a little narcissistic.

  12. Anonymous

    And if you’re going to simply copy and paste, shouldn’t you at least give credit to the original author? assuming you didn’t write this for the argus as well, in which case posting here would be a little narcissistic.

  13. Anonymous

    Dear Wesleying fan, I don’t ever read the Argus page. Wesleying is my Argus page. I like reading the Argus PAPER – but the website for some reason doesn’t move me. Sorry.-Another Wesleying fan

  14. Anonymous

    Dear Wesleying fan,

    I don’t ever read the Argus page. Wesleying is my Argus page. I like reading the Argus PAPER – but the website for some reason doesn’t move me. Sorry.

    -Another Wesleying fan

  15. Anonymous

    Seriously? Fruit flies aren’t there because of Usdan. They’re there because of the fruit/food. OK, the mildew is kinda their fault, but the fruit flies? seriously? those shits are everywhere.

  16. Anonymous

    Seriously? Fruit flies aren’t there because of Usdan. They’re there because of the fruit/food. OK, the mildew is kinda their fault, but the fruit flies? seriously? those shits are everywhere.

  17. Anonymous

    I’m not gonna think differently of Usdan just for fruit flies, which are a current addition to my own kitchen, in fact I feel sympathetic: what a damn pain.

  18. Anonymous

    I’m not gonna think differently of Usdan just for fruit flies, which are a current addition to my own kitchen, in fact I feel sympathetic: what a damn pain.

  19. Anonymous

    Dear Wesleying, Thanks for all your amazing content. I really love what you’re all doing with this. I do have a criticism, though, but it’s only because I mean well.What’s the point of simply copy-pasting content from wesleyanargus.com to wesleying.blogspot.com?? Let Argus content stay on the Argus website, people can just read it from there. This way, Wesleying will be less cluttered and will maintain its own identity…Thanks again!-A Wesleying Fan

  20. Anonymous

    Dear Wesleying,

    Thanks for all your amazing content. I really love what you’re all doing with this. I do have a criticism, though, but it’s only because I mean well.

    What’s the point of simply copy-pasting content from wesleyanargus.com to wesleying.blogspot.com?? Let Argus content stay on the Argus website, people can just read it from there. This way, Wesleying will be less cluttered and will maintain its own identity…

    Thanks again!
    -A Wesleying Fan

  21. Anonymous

    dude, i actually have such empathy for this particular usdan disaster. my family got fruit flies once a few years ago, and i’m still not entirely sure they’re gone from my kitchen.

  22. Anonymous

    dude, i actually have such empathy for this particular usdan disaster. my family got fruit flies once a few years ago, and i’m still not entirely sure they’re gone from my kitchen.

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