HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — At the ripe old age of 11 years, a prominent dining hall on Marshall University’s campus is getting a $1 million makeover.
Work began on Harless Dining Hall on May 18, and when the renovation is complete, students will have a new dining space designed to make them so comfortable they will visit the dining hall even when they aren’t hungry, predicted John Yaun, director of housing and residence life at Marshall.
The project was one that had been in the works for a few years, Yaun said.
“We were looking at trying to figure out how to open the space up a bit,” Yaun said. “We wanted to make it more comfortable for students, offer some more options for food stations. It was on our agenda that it was something we could complete, but it took a couple of years to come to fruition.”
The renovation in the dining hall, which seats between 370 and 380 people, is being paid for completely by Sodexo, the food service and facilities management company that provides food services for the university…