Students at Brown Get Free Meals From Residents

If you're sick of Harvard food, then maybe the example of Harold Siden and Michael Zuckert, two students at Brown University, would be encouraging.

Siden and Zuckert recently decided to send 100 leaflets soliciting free dinners to the ritzy East Side of Providence.

"Brown University has something to offer you: two exceptional sophomores would like to invite you to join us for dinner at your home," the letters said.

Within a few weeks the students were deluged with invitations for dinner, and even letters filled with money from such notables as the mayor of Providence and the editor of the local newspaper.

Now Siden and Zuckert are busy filling up their calendars with gourmet dinner dates, and it doesn't look like they will be eating university food for awhile.