Friday, February 18, 2011

Washington Post Plays Catch-Up on College Dining Halls Without Trays

So the front page of the Metro section in today's Washington Post has a piece reporting on "Food trays on the skids at college cafeterias."

Some colleges are getting rid of the trays, for various reasons: so people don't take more food than they eat, so people don't eat more than they otherwise would, so students don't steal the trays and then the shcool has to buy new ones, and so they don't have to wash the dishes (an environmental win, if small). But doesn't this all sound a bit familiar?

Yes. That's because this article was on the front page of the New York Times on April 29, 2009. Almost two years ago.

Sure, the Post adds some recent and local examples. But it's not particularly breaking much new ground.

As the saying goes, that's not news, that's olds.


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