An interesting post on myDU has shed light on a utensil crisis on campus. Chartwells is apparently running so low on dishes, they will now pick them up for you, should you wish to carry out your food to another dining venue on campus. Even if that venue happens to be the Residence Halls.
"Designated boxes" will supposedly allow students to just deposit dishes they've technically stolen in a convenient pick-up spot for some poor Chartwells employee to pick up twice a week. When I was a resident student two years ago, under the reign of ARAMARK, Dominican's previous food service provider, students still stole dishes from the dining hall. These would mostly end up as decorations for the tops of refuse containers at various points across campus. Those caught by the staff with these contraband dishes would surely be harassed by ARAMARK or (occasionally) a random Residence Life employee.
This is quite the interesting concept, a dishes pick-up on campus. I wonder if the same program has been put to use on other campuses serviced by Chartwells? I also wonder if students are actually going to pitch in and take their dishes to these drop-off points, instead of simply dumping their used and refused dishes at their nearest garbage can.