Even President Ruth Simmons is doing her part to soften the economy’s impact on the University’s coffers — and shellfish worldwide are breathing sighs of relief.
Before introducing today’s convocation speaker, Professor of Biology Johanna Schmitt, Simmons outlined her plan to make up the $800 million in losses reported earlier this year:
“We really don’t need to have shrimp at the faculty reception,” she said. “What’s a shrimp or two?”
It’s not yet clear what impact Simmons’ remarks will have on the popularity of Dining Services’ exclusive new Club Plan.
Video of convocation after the jump.