Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Mandatory UAA Student Meal Plan Still Under Review
A student senator called the current meal plan "bogus" and claimed students were unwilling to pay the nearly $2,000 per-semester fee.
After student representatives pushed to eliminate the UAA student meal plan earlier this month, school officials said it wouldn’t be happening anytime soon.
A bill introduced by a student senator called the current meal plan "bogus" and claimed students were unwilling to pay the nearly $2,000 per-semester fee for the plan.
But rather than eliminate or change the plan, university officials and students alike said they're working to form a governance board to address future meal plan complaints.
"And then you can directly speak to the president of business services or parking, so I think a lot of progress will be made in the future. But as far as restructuring the bill so that mandatory meal plans aren't required, that's never gonna happen,” said Matt Caglioni of UAA student newspaper The Northern Light.
The university has required mandatory meal plans for students since 1998.