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Results are in: Meatless Mondays are out

2 Comments on Results are in: Meatless Mondays are out

  1. Katie Weeks K'11 // May 4, 2011 at 12:19 PM // Reply

    I don’t understand the logic… >50% of students voted in favor, but we still can’t do it? If this administration is going to hold a poll like this, but then disregard the results, why do it? All this shows that if some students complain loudly enough, their opinions will overshadow the majority. Stick to your guns!!

  2. Matthew Kufta // May 4, 2011 at 4:58 PM // Reply

    I believe the logic on this issue was clearly laid out by Ms. Matheson. There was not enough student support to continue Meatless Monday. On such policies that clearly affect the lifestyle of everyone on campus there has to be overwhelming evidence that it is in favor as to not adversely affect those that are not in favor. Also it is worth pointing out that the survey after the trial of Meatless Monday was not fairly conducted, as it only polled those that were leaving the caf that day. It is fair to say anybody that knew the caf would only be vegetarian that day that was strongly opposed would not have ate there that Monday. Thus it should behoove nobody that there more individuals were recorded as being in favor than not.

    In a response to my article on Meatless Monday the president of EnvOrg said something along the lines of, “Just because you do not get your way doesn’t make a process undemocratic”. I strongly encourage those that did not get the result they were hoping for to consider their own advice.

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Results are in: Meatless Mondays are out