Rutgers students get a taste of school history

Rutgers students get a taste of school history

A special seminar about university’s nearly 250-year connection with food trends culminates with a special meal.

Rutgers University was founded in 1766, when the British still ruled what were the 13 North American colonies. It is one of nine U.S. colleges whose founding predates American Independence. Reflecting that political connection, Rutgers was then known as Queen’s College (it changed its name to Rutgers in 1825).

Needless to say, campus foodservice at the time was somewhat different than it is today (in fact, it was nonexistent), and that’s one of the issues addressed in a lecture

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