By Nicholas Gerda
After meeting with President David Arnold and several administrators on Sunday, the Foreign Students Association (FSA) was given formal permission today by food provider Delicious, Inc. to continue independent food sales from their booth.
An e-mail sent to FSA by Delicious Inc.’s representative, Dalia Mattar, expressed support for temporary food sales by the group. The e-mail follows a week of verbal and written requests by the consortium asking FSA to stop selling food.
An exclusivity contract between AUC and Delicious, Inc. requires student organizations to submit a request in order to sell food not provided by the consortium.
“We obviously have a food problem and I think creative solutions to solve the problem are encouraged and welcome,” said Arnold in a meeting with student representatives on Sunday.
“I think we have to improvise and come up with some creative solutions. You know, apples and salads and sandwiches will have to do until we get to the sushi stage, or until we can get to the fuul and tameyya outlet.”