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Students approve extendo

Students approve extendo

By Nathaniel Shahan

In a recent poll, 849 Kenyon students voted on whether or not to approve Saturday “extendo” service in Peirce. AVI Foodsystems, which currently shuts the doors to the servery at 1 p.m. after lunch on Saturdays, will soon begin offering the extendo program on Saturdays. Extendo is currently available Sundays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Monday to Friday 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.

During extendo, students are welcome to enter the servery to help themselves to drinks, bagels, sandwiches and any food left over from the previous meal. The new plan will crop 15 minutes off of the daily hours to 4:15 p.m. as well as 15 minutes off of breakfast, so that the servery will close between the hours of 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.

According to Housing and Dining Committee Chair Phoebe Roe ’16, who is also a Collegian staff writer, the committee tried to pass Saturday extendo last semester but the vote was poorly advertised and done through a more complicated OrgSync poll, as opposed to the easy-to-access Google poll employed this year.

When Roe took control of the Committee this semester, Roe said that AVI Resident Director Kim Novak brought the issue to her attention as “something I might want to pursue this year.”

AVI required that at least half of Kenyon’s 1600 student approve the plan, according to Roe. Out of the 849 students who voted, there were 805 “yes” votes and 44 “no” votes.

According to the Student Council minutes from this week the Council confirmed the “yes” vote and said “discussions will begin to see if the new hours can be approved for next semester.”


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