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The Breakfast Boogie


By Erik J. Dahl

Most students find it hard to get up in the morning for breakfast, but more than usual made the effort last week, creating new complaints about the College's new limited breakfast plan.

The larger numbers formed long lines at Leverett and Quincy Houses, which--along with Kirkland and Currier--are the only Houses now serving full breakfasts, and students hurrying to catch 9 o'clock classes often ended up late, or breakfastless.

The real surprise, however, was that even in the eight Houses serving continental, or "cold" breakfasts, the number of eaters went up; at Adams House, for example, more than twice as many students ate breakfast last Monday as ate there a year ago.

Dean Fox, who proposed the limited plan last spring, said this week he thinks the larger turnout for breakfast shows that not everyone is disturbed by the new plan.

The breakfast plan was initiated in an effort to save $100,000, which will go towards the $160,000 the College needs to keep the freshman union open on weekends.

Fox added he thinks that because the Houses serving cold breakfasts are open about 15 minutes later than last year, the new system actually provides students with more food service, not less.

But at Mather House, where students last year formed an "Eggshell Alliance" to protest their having to walk to Leverett for a full breakfast, the sounds of discontent could be heard again last week.

Charles L. Diana '78, president of the Mather House Council, said last week that although the council is not planning any formal protest, some students "are trying to get something together." Time will tell.

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