The kids at Kalamazoo College recently fought and earned the right to open-minded dining in the cafeteria. Due to flawed logic and a complete ignorance in survey taking, Meatless Mondays have been reduced to “meatless every now and then.”
The university had agreed to a trial run of Meatless Mondays where all the food served in the dining hall would be meat-free one day a week. The school held a total of TWO Meatless Mondays before survey results came back supposedly indicating a “lack of student support.” The results?
122 students were “opposed”.
239 students were “not opposed.”
and 3 students were “undecided.
The manager of the dining hall, Susan Matheson, determined that the students “were not ready for Meatless Mondays” and reduced the program to only a few times a quarter.
Does anyone else see a flaw in this logic? Roughly two-thirds of students don’t care if the cafeteria is vegetarian for one measly day a week and few students who are “opposed” win out?
Give these kids a break. Give the vegans and vegetarians on campus one day where they feel less like outcasts and bring back Meatless Mondays every week at Kalamazoo.