Fancypants Colleges Segregate Gluten-Free Students
Two fancypants liberal arts colleges in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa. are now segregating students who have been diagnosed with celiac disease and students who have chosen a gluten-free lifestyle in their very own dining area.
The schools are Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College, reports Campus Reform.
The gluten-free dining area has existed at Bryn Mawr has existed since 2013. Haverford’s gluten-free dining area was instituted in 2014.
Bernie Chung-Templeton, the executive director of dining services at both schools, introduced the idea.
Each school has signage outside the gluten-free dining areas sternly warning students not to bring in actual school cafeteria food. There are several other regulations as well.
The small gluten-free dining areas offer a selection of gluten-free foods including pastries and tortillas.
All-female Bryn Mawr is famous, of course, as the alma mater of Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin, a grossly inept criminal who participated in a $1.6 million Brinks truck heist along with her militant black nationalist colleagues. The heist failed miserably, but two police officers and a security guard died. Tuition, fees and room and board at all-female Bryn Mawr is $62,370 — over $10,000 more than the annual income of a typical U.S. household. (RELATED: FREAKOUT Over Confederate Flag At Tolerant Women’s College)
At Haverford, tuition, fees and room and board run an even stouter $64,216. (RELATED: Commencement Speaker Gets STANDING O For Calling Leftist Protesters ‘Immature’)
Celiac disease is an uncomfortable immune system reaction to eating gluten, which is a protein found in wheat and other grains.
As many media outlets including The New York Times and Forbes have observed, celiac disease is not the same as gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity and, in fact, gluten intolerance may be a strange psychological malady. (RELATED: What Is Gluten?)
The English House Gazette, a website produced by students at Bryn Mawr and Haverford, has cited the Centers for Disease Control to suggest that up to 3 million American children (which is almost 4 percent of the national under-18 population) may suffer from some digestive allergy.
Chung-Templeton, the schools’ dining services director, told the Gazette the separate schools may look into “splitting” their respective kitchens “in some way” to make one side entirely free of gluten.
The $854 million endowment of Bryn Mawr College is slightly more than the annual gross-domestic product of Grenada, an island in the Caribbean Sea.
Haverford’s endowment of $495 million is roughly equivalent to the annual gross-domestic product of the Kingdom of Tonga, a Polynesian archipelago.