Carnegie Mellon University

Food For Thought

12-09-2009

Food For Thought

Almost Midnight BreakfastMore than 70 faculty and staff joined Greek life students in hosting the annual Almost Midnight Breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 8. More than 800 students attended the event, which is held prior to Reading Day each semester. Volunteers prepared made-to-order omelets and wished students "good luck" on final exams as they proceeded through the breakfast buffet line.

Student Affairs staff members also have been spotted passing out "Finals Muffins" in front of Doherty Hall. Margaret "Maggie" Cyert, wife of former university president Richard Cyert, began this tradition in the 1970s. Maggie baked muffins and distributed them to students as they headed to finals to ensure they ate a good breakfast. Muffins will be distributed to students weekday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Rowshan Palmer, housefellow and coordinator of student development, provides Ryan Kang, junior business administration major, with fixings for his made-to-order omelet. Kang was one of eight brothers from the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity who volunteered at the Almost Midnight Breakfast.

Abby Houck