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MacGregor Dining Trial
Now on Tuesdays

MacGregor House’s dining trial will continue on its new night, Tuesday evening from 6–9 p.m., until the end of November. Additionally, the $7 buffet menu will be adjusted to serve more popular dishes, featuring a “Make Your Own Taco” night next week. Already halfway completed, the 10-week trial will survey the demand for reopening the dining hall in the dormitory.

In October, there was an average number of 115 customers each Monday night, said MacGregor House President Adam V. Donovan ’07. The decision to move it to Tuesday night aimed to gauge whether participation would be different on another weeknight. Participation was “better than we expected,” Donovan said. At the end of the trial, MacGregor House residents and Campus Dining will compare the numbers with McCormick Hall’s dining trial in 2004, and then decide on the feasibility of a new dining hall in MacGregor.

Based on a feasibility study conducted by Shamut Construction in the spring, a new dining hall would require a multi-million dollar and six month renovation during which MacGregor Convenience would be closed. The renovation would include installation of an operable kitchen, new ovens, new carpeting, and a general redesign of the facility.

—Hanhan Wang