Opening up a tavern at NDNU

OPENING A TAVERN AT NDNU (as a newspaper article) ID number: of Journalism of University (affiliation)
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Date of Submission: January 29, 2014
Estimated Word Count = 343 (text only)
by: (name of student as byline), staff writer, January 29, 2014
The Tavern at the Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) was closed six years ago due to a lack of patronage from students living on campus. The Tavern was a snack bar but the school administration closed it and used the space for more offices instead. However, new plans are being drawn up for re-opening the Tavern but this time in a different location, according to Suzan Mamlock, the cafeteria manager of Bonjur which is the food company under contract with NDNU. The plan is to have a snack bar that is open beyond the operating hours of the cafeteria which closes at 8:00 p.m. because this was what the contract with Bonjur provided for.
Menlo College which is also a small university located nearby has the same situation as in NDNU in which its cafeteria operates between 17:30 p.m. until 19:30 p.m. for dinner but then has a tavern that opens at 19:00 p.m. until it closes at 23:00 p.m. Students are able to take snacks from burgers to sandwiches if they failed to take dinner at the cafeteria. Menlo students can use their meal plans (chits or “tavern money”) when ordering (C. Dixon, personal communications, January 28, 2014). This is the same idea that NDNU is going to offer its own students.
“I do not have a car and if the caff is already closed, I have to wait until morning so I can have a real meal,” said Jay Tsuruoka, an NDNU student athlete. Nico Charvet, also a NDNU student athlete, is likewise agreeable to the idea of a different option, especially if the cafeteria is closed already after his soccer practice. “I am not hungry after practice so I eat much later,” he added. A survey will be conducted among the NDNU students to know what they might want in a menu of snack foods. The plan is to allow students to use their meal plans (called “flex dollars” in the NDNU community) in order to make the Tavern a success this time around (Hurst, 2012).
Hurst, A. L. (2012). College and the working class: What it takes to make it. New York, NY: Springer Books.