People's Choice: Campus eats

Here at the Current we know nothing can win over the heart quite like food can. So we hit the campus, asking Penn staff what the newcomer in campus dining services—Aramark— should do to win them over.

The message to Aramark is clear—Penn staffers can never have too much of the leafy green stuff. Who knew we were so health oriented?

SHELDON HACKNEY
Professor of History, Department of History
“Aramark should serve spinach and should insist that students eat it. For variety they should serve eggplant.”

RICK WHITFIELD
Vice President, Office of Audit and Compliance
“I would prefer healthier choices in terms of salads, pastas and choices of deli-type sandwiches. Soups are really great for winter months and more variety of soups should be included in Houston Hall.”

ANITA D’ANGELO
Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences
“I would like to see frozen yogurt served, but overall I think that they have a good variety.”

DANIELLE DYLINSKY
Receptionist, Office of the Secretary
“I prefer fast and convenient food; fast food is always great for me. I don’t have so much time in my lunch breaks.”

KATHLEEN RYAN
Office Assistant, Office of the Associate Provost
“Houston Hall could use a larger soup selection. My favorite stand to frequent is the ‘Blaze,’ if you have the time, it’s worth the wait. The sandwiches are prepared to order and haven’t been sitting in a cooking pot or heated under a lamp.”

JONATHAN BARNETT
Professor of City Planning
“They do a good job in Houston Hall.”

SHANNON LOWE
Assistant Graduation Auditor, College Advising Office
“I think that more healthy choices should be included. They should expand their choices at the salad bar. They should also include more low-cal dressings.”

JACQUES BROMBERG
Graduate Student, Classical Studies
“Personally I would like to see more affordable a la carte food, not just subs, steaks and wraps, but actual dishes.”

ERNESTINE WILLIAMS
Graduate Coordinator, Logan Hall
“I would like to see more seafood and more variety of salads.”

LUZ MARIN
Administrative Coordinator, Women’s Studies
“I would like salads.”

—Wei Ming Yen Dorado

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Originally published on October 3, 2002