Let Them Eat Breakfast
Written by Bwog Staff
In response to recent buzz spreading around The Hive at a speed that can only be attributed to highly-caloric breakfast foods and finals, Bwog can confirm Dean Hinkson’s plans to move Midnight Breakfast from the night before finals begin to the first night of Reading Period.
Dean Hinkson’s office released the following statement to Bwog:
Being mindful of student preferences and other campus activities during that busy period, we are meeting with student leaders to determine the best date for Midnight Breakfast. As soon as we have a date set, an announcement will be made.
A trustworthy tipster confirms that despite this statement, the new date, is, in fact, pretty set following a meeting with members of McAC. Midnight Breakfast traditionally coincides with Orgo Night, and whether it’s this date in particular or nostalgia for Midnight in Paris, not everybody seems too pleased about the switch. SGA had the following to say:
As SGA, we represent the entire student body—their praises and concerns. Since McAC is an SGA-recognized organization, and Midnight Breakfast is one of Barnard’s most cherished traditions, we are committed to communicating any student feedback we receive about this change to the administration.
On a personal note, Midnight Breakfast is probably the most beloved and well know tradition at Barnard and is solely for the benefit of the student body so I will work with the student body to ensure that their voices on this issue, as with any issue, are heard and taken into consideration.
Students primary concern appears not to be the date switch itself, but the manner in which this plan was executed and presented to the student body. Such concerns are interesting given Hinkson’s visit to Rep Council this Monday, and her professed distaste for the frequency and manner in which students have come to use the word “transparency.” Then again, Midnight Breakfast may not be everyone’s cup of bland coffee and orange juice.