Butler has suspended students from meeting in groups of more than four people, yet classes will remain in person until Nov 24, the original end date of fall semester. Butler currently has 74 positive COVID-19 cases.
“I understand the instincts on trying to crack down on parties,” Marcus said. “But threatening and punishing students for socializing is not going to help with public health efforts on campuses.”
Another dining option will be available starting Nov. 15.
Frank Ross, Butler vice president for student affairs, writes that the on-campus Starbucks will not be closing.
Over the weekend of March 1-3, the words “white power” appeared on a whiteboard in the Atherton Union student lounge near the Efroymson Diversity Center.
The projected numbers for the Class 2023 have forced Butler to leave Ross Hall open for another year.
Another bug was found on a piece of broccoli in the Atherton dining hall on Aug. 30, the second occurrence in just under five months.
Changes will affect meal plan options, locations for Dawg Buck usage and Butler’s contract with Aramark.
Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Ross announced on Aug. 24 that several changes are coming to Butler’s dining services, including revamped hours, menus and a new service provider in the near future.
Uncertainty still remains after Butler University and Frank Ross declined to comment about the departure of Anne Flaherty, Doug Howell and Karla Cunningham.