Campus News

College bans pork in dining halls

Students of Paul Quinn College in Dallas won’t be finding bacon for breakfast, ham for lunch or pork chops for dinner on their campus dining room menus.

That’s because Michael J. Sorrell, president of the private college in Texas, banned pork in campus dining facilities.

Citing health risks of eating pork (high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart problems), Sorrell called the ban “part of our continued effort to improve the lives and health of our students” in a statement posted on the institution’s website.

Sorrell told The Dallas Observer the school had previously reduced fried and sweet food offerings, replacing them with salad options.

A few years ago, when the university’s football program was eliminated, the field was turned into a community garden with some produce going toward campus dining halls.