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Student Government at Michigan State University Bans Cafeteria Trays

Student Government at Michigan State University Bans Cafeteria Trays

“MSU prides itself on sustainability”

We have to ban all the things to save the planet.

The Morning Watch reports:

BANNED: MSU Student gov Bans Cafeteria Trays

A new Michigan State University student government resolution hopes to implement trayless dining by Fall 2020.

In an attempt to make dining at MSU more eco-friendly, trays in dining halls will not be an available option unless specifically requested once entering the cafeteria.

The bill passed at the December 5, 2019 General Assembly meeting.

According to the Associated Students of Michigan State University’s (ASMSU) Bill 56-30, doing away with trays will decrease food waste, energy waste, and water usage. The bill points that “MSU prides itself on sustainability,” but lacks this “key policy.”

The bill further aims to help shape student diets, stating “reducing tray usage would improve the health of students by encouraging conscious portion sizes.”

The resolution was introduced by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources representative Josh Grindling and seconded by Residential College of the Arts and Humanities representative Casey Christy.

During the debate, Christy cited the advantage of removing trays for the Fall 2020 semester. She pointed, the transition would be aided because incoming freshman have not experienced MSU cafeteria trays.

Junior Logan Coles disproved of the bill telling The Morning Watch, “Eating healthy is an important proponent to my life. When eating in the dining halls, trays are helpful in allowing me to meet my needs. It shouldn’t be banned.”


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Right.Let’s concentrate on the really important stuff…….cafeteria trays.IDIOTS!!!!

    LeftWingLock in reply to 3manped. | January 11, 2020 at 8:57 am

    MSU also needs to ban silverware. Think about how much energy it takes to wash and sanitize the silverware for re-use. For hundreds of thousands of years, humans used their hands to eat. It worked just fine. We need to go back to just using our hands.

Virtue signaling is more important than being able to carry your silverware, napkins, plate, and drink without dropping them. As students are dropping their food on the floor and making multiple trips to pick up everything, they can be content with the knowledge that they are appearing virtuous while doing absolutely nothing to benefit anyone, anywhere, or any part of the environment.

I expect the amount of food wasted will increase dramatically, as well as the expense of replacing broken dishes. At some point, the adults need to step in and keep the impulsive children from doing stupid things that will increase costs unnecessarily.

Breathtakingly inane.

It takes a university to raise an idiot.

She pointed, the transition would be aided because incoming freshman have not experienced MSU cafeteria trays.

And MSU cafeteria trays are different from those of every other cafeteria in the world, how?

The Friendly Grizzly | January 9, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Are they all surnamed Bloomberg?

And…mobility impaired students in wheelchairs are not going have any trouble with having no trays…right.

It will increase the university’s profit from students on meal plans, because they’ll eat less. Probably the university admin slyly suggested this as a way to go green and the student government took it up with passion.

In future news: Due to the marked increase in wasted food due to dropped and spilled dishes, the MSU student government has voted to give all students a third arm.

Eat with your fingers.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

I’d just go to a restaurant supply and buy one, or find a restaurant that would sell me one tray. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. I bought several of those little trays hotels use to hold their in-room coffee kit. They are very handy and I didn’t know where to get them.

I’m certain some restaurant will part with one of the trays of suitable size for a reasonable price. I’m just nasty enough that I would get a tray with the logo of a rival school.

It’s a jobs program. Students may request a tray upon entering the cafeteria. Therefore, there needs to be an employee available to issue trays. Where before there was simply a stack of trays, where you may take one or not take one. Now there will be an official tray provider. (Over time, a tray provider trainer will need to be hired. Additionally, there will need to be tray provider supervisors)

So what replaces the trays?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to boulder. | January 11, 2020 at 7:54 am

    I don’t know, but, some future busybody will find a reason to find the replacement objectionable.

Antifundamentalist | January 11, 2020 at 10:22 am

The solution is simple – to remove the trays entirely from student access, the cafeteria is discriminating against mobility limited students and causing them to be singled out for unnecessary difficulty by forcing them to go out of their way to ask for a tray upon entering the cafeteria. The staff just needs to put the student councils’ edict “students who want a tray must ask for one at station X” Wherever the trays are currently located. Directly under that notice, they need to slap a handicapped sticker with a sign that says “for the convenience of our mobility limited students.” And the cafeteria trays can stay right where they have always been….and, oh yeah, you can also pick up a tray at station X, like the student council wants.

amatuerwrangler | January 11, 2020 at 10:33 am

Once again I ask: “What is the need for “student government?”

This is just one more example of why the elimination of it would cure quite a few of the problems in so-called higher education today.

Hmm passive aggression could get messy here….. I seen a need for dropping plates in their future………

Marie Antoinette would be proud.