The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Missouri, and the University at Albany have all opened their dining halls to new employees.
The University at Rochester, a historically black institution, announced that it will open its first student-run dining hall.
The new hires at the four campuses will be eligible to join the university’s first full-time employee class.
“These changes reflect our long-standing commitment to ensuring that every employee has access to the opportunity to earn a full-year degree,” University of Michigan Chancellor Phil DiVincenzo said in a statement.
“We are excited about the new employee class, which represents a large portion of our faculty and staff.”
University of Michigan has already opened the first-ever student-owned dining hall in its new Dining Hall, in an effort to expand its workforce.
But many students are not happy about the move, which comes after students complained that dining hall staff did not provide the same basic support as their professors.
University of Pennsylvania President Lorraine Davis has said the university will have no part in opening a student-managed dining hall on campus.
But she said the dining hall will serve a different purpose, serving students as they choose their food.
“There is a lot of good food in the cafeteria, and there is a variety of food, and I’m not interested in serving all of it,” Davis said in an interview with NBC.
“So we’re going to have a dining hall that is open to the entire university community.
So that students can go to different places and see what’s going on, and that’s a lot more than I’m interested in the current dining halls.”
University at Albany President David Schulz said he was looking forward to a better dining environment, and he hopes to make a commitment to hire the full-tuition employee class to serve the campus.
“We’re looking forward, as we always have, to hiring more full-timers and full-income employees,” Schulz told the Albany Times Union.
“And we’re looking at all options, and we’re also looking to do something that will create a more welcoming dining environment.”
University president says dining hall won’t serve same food as professors The University and its dining halls will no longer serve the same food for the first time.
In April, the university announced that the dining halls would serve different foods to the dining staff.
The decision was made after students, faculty, and staff voiced their frustration with the lack of basic service at dining halls.
The university has since opened two dining halls with a new chef.
“In my opinion, we’ve got to have more and better support for students and faculty to really get them out of the building, to really make sure that they can find their passion and their purpose and their focus,” Davis told the Times Union, noting that students need to be able to focus on their learning and academics.
The new dining hall at the University will serve the University’s undergraduate and graduate student population.
The dining halls were opened by the University in 2015 to improve accessibility and ease dining for low-income students.
The first dining hall opened to the general public in 2019.