DePauw's New Hoover Dining Hall Cited by Two Publications
December 5, 2016
"During a noon luncheon meeting of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Tuesday, Bruce Clute, DePauw University director of collaborative community initiatives and auxiliary services, points out some of the amenities of the new 48,000-square-foot Hoover Hall dining center which opened recently at DePauw," notes a photo caption in the Banner-Graphic.
It adds, "The $32 million project, which took 29 months to complete, was dedicated over Old Gold Weekend in October. Several private dining rooms, which faculty and staff can book for meetings, border the communal dining area. The facility, which can hold 770 diners in all, is open to the public as well."
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Meanwhile, citing a story in The DePauw, FoodService Director reports, "DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and foodservice provider Bon Appetit have enacted various strategies to reduce food waste on campus ... To reach its goal of having zero-waste facilities, DePauw University has implemented initiatives such as reusable carry-out boxes, trayless dining, composting and using leftover fruit peels to make infused water. The university also donates leftover food to those in need and gives a portion of its scraps to local farmers for livestock feed."
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The lead gift for the project came from R. David and Suzanne A. Hoover, both 1967 graduates of DePauw. A video montage of the dedication ceremony can be viewed below.Back