Dirty D

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A popular alias for Driscoll Dining Hall. According to rumors heard in 2001, the name probably arose from students' experiences with an unusually large number of dirty foodware, especially glasses. Some members of the class of 2002 claim the name originated when the dining hall had an infestation of flies in 1998. Driscoll is also known colloquially as "The Dr.," short for Dr. Iscoll, due to its unsurpassed class, elegance, and bounty.

At one time, some Berkshire Quad JAs would consider taking their frosh to Baxter for every meal, and simply never telling them about the existence of Driscoll. Because Driscoll is a squat building situated low enough to be out of view of any place in the Odd Quad, this plan may well have garnered success for a few weeks. I cannot confirm that this was ever actually tried.

Recent years have seen significant improvements in both the cleanliness and quality of food at Driscoll, prompting some to call it "the Delicious D". No longer the ugly stepsister of Greylock, Dodd, and Mission, 2005 ushered in the era of delicious Driscoll lunches featuring specials like Aunt Vicky's BBQ Beef Sandwich, and a fresh pasta bar complete with chef and fresh garlic bread.