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Starbucks in the IMU begins accepting meal points



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Students can use RPS meal plan I-BUCKS at several Indiana Memorial Union dining locations starting Aug. 20, Residential Programs and Services announced in an email Aug. 16.

Approved locations for I-BUCKS include B-town Pizza & Pasta, Circle Cafe, Centennial Grill, Chocolate Moose, Crimson Grill, Dunn Meadow Cafe, Green Leaf, Hoosier Homestyle, Sakura Sushi and Hot Bowl, Starbucks, Sugar & Spice, The Globe and Union Market. 

RPS Dining was not immediately available for comment. However, IU students sitting in the food court at the IMU had some thoughts on the change. 

"The IMU is part of the campus so why would the food not be part of it?" freshman Derek Yang said. "Especially since it’s a school-sponsored place.” 

Freshman Alex Ray said he had previously eaten at Sakura Sushi and Hot Bowl but had to pay with Crimson Cash.

"Hopefully, I can eat there again on my meal plan," Ray said.

I-BUCKS will be accepted only before 11 a.m. and after 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Student meal plans can be used all day Saturday and Sunday. Hours are expected to vary during IU breaks and holidays. 

I-BUCKS are for food and beverage purchases only. Spending value will remain the same on IMU purchases as at other IU dining sites. 

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