The State of Dining: 2011-2012

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Eating in comfort (and style!).

Though changes in Dining aren’t as drastic as last year’s, some business is going on, and we think there are some bits in here you’ll like.

  • JJ will offer new items such as “sandwiches and sliders at the Pizza Station, and new specialty burger and sandwich options at the grill.”
  • JJ’s Place will have expanded hours on Thursday through Saturday, from 12-8pm.
  • Some more booths have been set up in Ferris Booth Commons.
  • John Jay has been refurbished with new chairs, new light fixtures, and a newly painted white ceiling meant to add light to the dining hall. This sounds dramatic, but we snuck in for pictures and were pretty underwhelmed. (see below)
  • The Nescafe machine that loved and left us is back! (see farther below)

Other new white ceiling.


New (?) Chairs.

New white ceiling.

How we missed you!

Chubby cheeks via Wikimedia.

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  1. '12

    Maybe I'm remembering incorrectly, but those chairs don't look new to me...

  2. Can we really

    call it "dining" anymore? Honestly, it should be the Housing & Scavenging Center

  3. what did

    the john jay ceilings look like before?

    • Anonymous

      Unpainted dark wood, just like the walls.

      • Anonymous

        I don't think I spent much time staring up at the ceilings while in John Jay...but the back room somehow looks better. I remember that always seeming like the more depressing side corner of the dining hall where the loners went to do their crossword puzzles and the decor was much less impressive.

  4. Anonymous  

    does jj's place do take-out or did they discontinue that completely?

  5. Anonymous

    can't believe they covered up the woodwork on the ceiling. clearly no respect for wood

    and frankly, I liked it dark. much more elitish/hogwartsish feeling (struggling for an adjective there, but you know what I mean)

  6. WHY

    is john jay still not opened before 11am and why is it still closed on friday and saturday???? does columbia still think that most of the students are white men manhattan? some motherfuckers need to be slapped

  7. lol

    white men *from* manhattan

  8. Anonymous  

    The chairs are new, they are exactly the same color but sort of lacquered, or layered with some sort of shit anyway.

  9. O!

    That is the cutest damn rodent I have ever seen.

  10. Anonymous


  11. Um

    oh God, that white ceiling really clashes.

  12. Anonymous

    Please open John Jay for three meals a day, seven days per week. It would promote more people to stay on campus.

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