Since it first opened its doors to students this semester, West Side Dining has not exactly pleased students mostly due to the significant changes from the old Kelly Dining facility. In fact, compared to Old Kelly, West Side has already had quite a few alarms going off. Literally.
Last Monday, FSA opened up Roth Market Fresh at the Roth Food Court. This new facility replaces the home market from previous years, which served an array of different foods from mashed potatoes and chicken to burritos and kabobs. Instead of those offerings, Roth Fresh contains a variety of raw meat and fish. Students can choose from several options and have their cut of meat be grilled, baked, or sautéed, and then choose up to two sides to go along with it.
Students and faculty from 50 colleges around the country have found their schools on an “Ugliest” list, and Stony Brook University, along with four other New York campuses, made the top ten. This is mainly due to “inappropriately mixed styles of architecture.”
The FSA Meal Plan Resolution Committee is one of the many student-faculty groups at Stony Brook that depends on student feedback to improve the quality of the university. The Resolution Committee, which is in charge of dining services, is responsible for creating food varieties, portions and prices. Branching off from the Faculty-Student Association, the group keeps close ties with Campus Dining Services and is comprised of nine students and six faculty members.
A number of Dining Center faculty sat down with the Statesman this week to explain the sanitation issues exposed in last week’s article, and other student complaints with the dining facilities on campus.