Topic: food insecurity

Lehrer-Small ’20: A collective alternative to the sophomore meal plan requirement

Columns, Opinions

Lehrer-Small ’20: A collective alternative to the sophomore meal plan requirement

December 5, 2019 0 comments

The University’s new policy requiring sophomores to enroll in a meal plan has taken a lot of heat — and rightly so. After a long process of evaluating food security at Brown, the University ultimately reduced food options rather than deciding to help students make healthy choices.

Mobile market promotes fresh produce

Metro, News

Mobile market promotes fresh produce

April 12, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island is a state so small that a car can cover its length in under an hour, making it an ideal region for trucking fresh produce to underserved communities and piloting food access programs.

University to offer funds for meal plans, textbooks

News, University News

University to offer funds for meal plans, textbooks

May 15, 2018 3 comments

To ease the burden of costs of attendance, the University will launch two new financial aid initiatives starting fall 2018.

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Spring break meal plans need reform

April 23, 2018 0 comments

For students who elect to stay on campus, spring break should be a time of rest, not confusion about the affordability of meal plans and fears of food insecurity.

Columns, Opinions

Mulligan ’19: Don’t talk down to millennials

April 20, 2018 0 comments

A 2018 report from Temple University and the Wisconsin Harvesting Opportunities for Postsecondary Education Lab suggests that food insecurity is a much larger issue on college campuses than previously thought, affecting 42 percent of community college students and 36 percent of four-year college students.