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Tennessee university seeks to encourage more on-campus dining

The University of Memphis, one of two Tennessee schools without a mandatory on-campus dining program, plans to change that starting with the fall semester when all full-time freshmen and sophomores will automatically have $300 charged to their student accounts. Dubbed “Dining Dollar$,” the money will be placed on their student ID cards.

While initially designed to increase food sales, it’s also meant to get students to eat on campus with friends, classmates and professors, which administrators believe will enhance their interactions with peers, said a college administrator.

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