By Jocelyn Haslon
Lincoln University students will have two new dining options in less than a month.
During its Feb. 11 meeting, Student Government Association Vice President of Internal Affairs Nobuko Maybin announced that the venues, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Be Right Burger, will open on March 18 inside the Thurgood Marshall Living and Learning Center.
Both venues will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
While the national fast-food chain KFC may be known by most, the other venue, Be Right Burger, is based in Reston, Virginia, and specializes in hamburgers. According to the company’s website, customers may select from several hamburgers on their menu, or chose to “build” a burger, using a beef, vegetable, turkey or chicken patty as the base.
Be Right Burger’s Reston restaurant has earned a 2.5 out of 5 rating on the user-based business review website, Yelp.
While the news of the new food options was welcomed, some students did not seem as enthused to hear about another situation involving the university’s dining services.
Maybin chastised students for taking plates and utensils from the common dining hall in the LLC.
“(S)top taking plates from the café. (Dining services) is losing about 12 to 36 plates a day, which increases the cost for the café which will eventually increase the cost for us,” she said.
Some students groaned at this while others nodded and said, “that’s true.”
Lincoln students also heard a lecture from SGA President Winnie Washington on another issue that may increase costs for students.
After announcing to students that tuition and fees are set to increase next year, Washington told the audience that vandalism of campus property has played a role in the administration’s decision to raise costs.
“We have to pay for those things. If you guys want the (televisions), then we really have to do better and tell our classmates that (vandalism) it isn’t cool, because we’re paying for it,” she said.
Not all of the news from Washington was negative, however. Next year SGA will have a $10,000 scholarship fund for organizations. There will be an application process for the clubs starting in July.
There will also be a scholarship fund for students of about $5,000.
Student Body Meetings are held every third Tuesday in the Grim Hall Auditorium at 11 a.m.