Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:Dining Halls: What Do You Like to Eat?
Author(s):Guo, Wilson; Pugh, Chassidy; Yang, Dan
Abstract:When students leave home to attend an University, one of the things they will miss is their mom's cooking. Food is one of many ways of making students feel at home. In hopes to improve the students comfort level on campus, Universities have taken strides to improve Dinning hall services. The purpose of this research is to find out what dining hall services are doing in order to make students feel more comfortable. We wanted to find how students respond to the efforts of dining hall services. By taking a look at what students' feel about the university dining halls, we were able to discern how well the University of Illinois has made students feel more comfortable through dining halls. Through the use of surveys and interviews, we discovered that students are appreciative of university efforts, but not all students are content with the results of these efforts. A total of 113 students were surveyed and a total of 9 students were interviewed.
Issue Date:2011-08
Course / Semester:RHET105 Section D3B3 (Principles of Composition: Race and the University)
Professor Linda Larsen
Rhetoric 105 helps you develop your reading, writing, and research skills and lays a foundation for the reading, writing, and researching you will do at the University. The skills taught in this course can also help you learn to make informed judgments in a world of competing ideas and learn to communicate ideas persuasively. This course gives you practice in: • Critically reading and analyzing texts • Rhetorical analysis • Forming arguments • Gathering and evaluating research • Synthesizing multiple sources • Conducting qualitative research • Composing: inventing, drafting, revising This section of Rhet. 105 centers on the theme of “Race and the University.”
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Date Available in IDEALS:2011-08-08

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  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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