After Director of Dining Services Joe Flueckiger resgined last month, hiring plans are underway for a new head of dining operations. Administration and dining leadership spoke to The Student about this process and their visions for the future of Amherst dining.
Following a 15 percent price increase in food options at the Frost Café and the Science Center Café due to rising inflation nationwide, students express frustration.
Following Joe Flueckiger’s departure, the Editorial Board reflects on what it values most about Val and what changes they hope to see as dining transitions to new leadership.
Joe Flueckiger, who has served as executive director of dining and hospitality services for more than six years, resigned earlier this week. He shared his reflections on his time in the role.
Val has made to-go cups less accessible in the hopes of reducing unnecessary waste. Some staff say it is part of a larger plan to phase out all plastic and paper materials.
The college announced on May 1 that to-go containers will no longer be provided in Val beginning this summer, citing budgetary and sustainability concerns.
Columnist Thomas Brodey ’22 claims that Amherst students should discard their privileged complaints about Val food in favor of more substantial topics of conversation.