CAROLINA ALUMNI REVIEW 5
“Swine,” and if students weren’t complaining about the fare, they were fed
up with the long lines to get in to eat it.
By 1939, they needed a bigger hall, and
Lenoir sufficed until UNC once again
threw in the towel after the intense days of
the food-service workers’ strike in 1969.
The main floor of Lenoir became an art
studio, and a management company kept
the dungeon-like Pine Room open in the
Meanwhile on South Campus, Chase
Cafeteria was developing an odd reputation: Some alumni swear they had outfits
they wore only to Chase because of the
odor they absorbed. By the late 1980s,
meal plan participation was down to about
300 souls, and Franklin Street once again
was the beneficiary — but student activism on campus food was beginning to
cycle around again, and this time the professors weren’t in much position to send
them home for complaining.
In 1995, the students’ demands for a
varied menu that didn’t seem institutional
were seen as constructive, and Lenoir, then
the South Campus Rams Head Center a
decade later, saw no future in mere sustenance — it would have to compete with
Franklin Street and delivery service to
— David E. Brown ’ 75
General Alumni Association
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Different Texture. Still Nostalgic.
Spoon, engraved “Swain Hall,” early 1900s.
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