‘Number one dining’ has become a point of hypocrisy and the extravagant events UMass Dining holds have become a source of annoyance. They believe UMass should divert funds that go towards throwing extravagant dining events and instead be used to help lower the cost of meal plans.
Hunger is a persistent and growing problem throughout Maine. According to USDA statistics released earlier this month, 6.4 percent of the state’s households have faced very low food security—the highest figure in New England and the fifth-highest nationwide.
Changes in journalism have hit independent newspapers-harder than those which are financially dependent on the colleges and universities that house them. The Student Press Law Center reports that only 30 such independent papers exist in the country.
As university finances dwindle and the trend toward martketization continues, strikes like these across the United Kingdom will likely continue and grow.
UT was desegregated in the 1950s and did not begin to actively hire faculty of color until the 1980s.