Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana did not take a firm stance for or against the ongoing dining workers’ strike, instead saying he sees his role as minimizing disruption to House life.
Concerned by the dining hall worker strike’s impact on House life, Faculty Deans and House committees are hosting food and community events for students.
Some students are working to maintain environmental sustainability after dining hall workers began their strike and porcelain plates were replaced with disposables.
Students have reported finding undercooked meals, meat mixed in with vegetarian food, and insects in their food, prompting some to wonder whether understaffed kitchens are able to maintain regular health and safety standards.
"This isn't where we want to be. We want to be in the dining hall with students," Annabel A. Pappas, a HUDS worker, said Wednesday morning during a kickoff on the Science Center Plaza. The group of HUDS workers and supporters followed the kickoff with a march through Harvard Yard and Harvard Square.
Aldis Elfarsdottir '19 noticed that Eliot's heating system gives students little control over the temperatures in their rooms and has begun devising a solution.