Approximately 75 faculty and staff from around campus enjoyed shade under the trees and bell tower of the Polytechnic Methodist Church Courtyard for tamales, enchiladas, beans, drinks and chocolate cake provided by the School of Arts and Sciences.
"The end of the semester can be as stressful for faculty as it is for students," said Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. "Events like this enable folks from around campus to enjoy good food and conversation before the last rush of grading and finals."
Dr. Rodriguez has made the tamale lunch on Dead Day a tradition for the School of Arts and Sciences. He hopes that the underutilized space of the PUMC Courtyard will provide a new venue for this tradition.