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Worth the distance: Working couple in campus dining balance life away from Greece

Worth the distance: Working couple in campus dining balance life away from Greece

By Mikayla Ostendorf

March 12, 2014

At 4 a.m., 72-year-old Dimitris Yfantis showers and then wakes up his wife Maria, age 70, 30 minutes later. By 5:20 a.m., they are in the car traveling to campus for another day of work in the campus dining halls. Dimitris, a kitchen helper at Bromley Hall, whistles as he walks across the cafeteria,...

Les Poole: One Man Balancing Act

Les Poole: One Man Balancing Act

February 18, 2014

Every day starts at 5 a.m. for Les Poole, when football practice preludes a full-time student class schedule. Accounting and finance coursework in the afternoon then leads to returning to his Resident Adviser duties at Bromley Hall. At night, when he is not working at Bromley’s front desk, he attends eve...