Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

“The Egg” Hatches

The EggHow do you make college dining exciting for the students with most discerning tastes in the country? The answer came when The Egg cracked open in late June. The Egg offers a broad range of healthful and cutting-edge food options to students in a spectacular setting overlooking the Hudson River.

To accomplish this, the CIA integrated the principles of its Menus of Change initiative into the menu. These principles include increasing use of vegetables and fruits, developing dishes where meat plays more of a supporting role, making more of the grain options whole grain, and creating conscious menus that promote health and sustainability.

Dining stations—such as sushi, wood-fired pizzas, and artisanal sandwiches—use local, responsible, and sustainable ingredients. Snacks focus on health, wellness, and the diversity of cultures and cuisines. And, while the standard burger and fries are available, the pricing structure provides a discount for students ordering healthier tasty dishes, such as a wheat berry mushroom burger, chipotle lime-glazed cauliflower taco, or wood oven chicken stir-fry. There are no high-fructose sweetened beverages and, to help make caring for the environment part of campus culture, agua frescas and unsweetened iced tea are free for students carrying reusable cups.

The Egg is also home to experiential classrooms. The High-Volume Production Cookery class serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner from a state-of-the-art kitchen called The Line. Management students in the Intrapreneurship concentration conceive and create a new foodservice operation each semester at the Innovation Kitchen. An ideal setting for developing new restaurant concepts, it may be the birthplace of the next Chipotle (founded by Steve Ells '90). And a microbrewery, The Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA, is home to a bachelor’s-level Art and Science of Brewing class.

The Egg immediately has become the focal point of student life on campus. In addition to the many dining options, it features seven lounge areas seating 500 indoors and outdoor seating for 150 more, a special events stage and advanced sound system, large multi-media screens for movie and sports nights, and dozens of charging stations. A marketplace offers fresh, local produce and other artisanal ingredients for students to bring home to cook in their residence hall or off-campus housing.

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