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.

New Restaurant Opens on Hyde Park Campus—But Don’t Wait

Pangea restaurant The CIA Restaurant Group has a new addition to its slate of restaurants at the Hyde Park campus. Pangea, a pop-up themed restaurant, will have a limited run through June.

Pangea showcases a menu that features an array of inspired dishes that both celebrate and bring together diverse cultural flavors and influences from around the world. As the world’s population continues to grow, straining earth’s resources, the need for conscious dining is increasingly important. Pangea provides a platform for conversations about how we produce and harvest the food we eat and the effect these actions have on the health of our planet and ourselves.

“Pangea exposes our students to some of the leading trends in the restaurant world,” says Waldy Malouf '75, senior director of food and beverage operations. "First and foremost it is a plant-and grain-focused cuisine that emphasizes the flavors and culinary possibilities of cooking with less animal proteins and more vegetal elements. This allows us to develop new delicious dishes that also have a positive nutritional value. Secondly, students are introduced to the logistics and excitement of developing a pop-up restaurant."

Pangea's seasonal offerings include two pre-selected menus. One menu contains meat and seafood as protein components and the other is entirely based on vegetables and legumes as a source of protein. During each course, one dish is served family-style in its cooking vessel, and another is individually plated for each guest. Dinner patrons enjoy five courses—a total of 10 dishes—for $29. Lunch, which begins February 17, includes four courses—a total of 8 dishes—for $19. Pangea is open Monday through Friday in the J. Willard Marriott Education Center. Reservations can be made at www.pangeany.com.

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