Possible dining change tabled by UTK

The proposal by UT to require all undergraduates to purchase $300 worth of dining dollars each semester has been tabled.

The UT Student Government Association’s Dining Services Committee met with UT administrators and Aramark officials to discuss the potential dining change. SGA brought research and student reactions to the proposal while SGA President Jake Baker detailed the proposal and what the SGA hoped to do with it moving forward.

SGA executives created a survey to send to the student body, looking for opinions concerning the potential policy change. SGA first sent the survey to members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet for suggestions. Before the survey was finalized and sent to students, the Chancellor’s Cabinet decided that, based on recent student response, the policy would be tabled indefinitely.

The SGA and school administrators decided to table the talks due to the student response through the surveys.


About Zach Dennis

Zachary Myles Dennis was originally from the small town of Murphy, Texas before moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee nine years ago. He is currently a Senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and is a Journalism/Electronic Media major with a Cinema Studies minor. Dennis is an avid sports and movie fan. He follows the MLB, NFL, College Football, and NBA. His favorite teams include the Texas Rangers, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Longhorns. His passion though is with movies and he currently works as a freelance blogger on his site, "Film Thoughts By Zach." His favorite films include "The Dark Knight," "Ben-Hur," "(500) Days of Summer," and "Jaws" to name a few. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zdennis24.

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