Hot time on the Haigis Mall
Thousands of students descended on the Haigis Mall late this afternoon, turning it into the area's largest food court. For the 5th year in a row, UMass/Amherst has set a world record for food consumption.
Well, the world according to Guinness (no not the beer company).
This year it was an old fashioned New England Clambake: clams, steamers and lobster. 3,003 servings to be exact. And it took less than two hours to serve them up under the watchful eye of a Guinness "adjudicator."
UMass Chancellor Subbaswamy readies the starting horn
UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy stoked the hungry crowd with a spirited speech and of course even more uplifting, tunes from the UMass Marching Band.
Professor Amilcar Shabazz (center) SGA President Vinayak Rao (right) SGA VP Jacob Schissel (left) doing their civic duty
Serving World's Largest New England Clambake, celebrating local food and UMass commitment to sustainability pic.twitter.com/ElxvxKtvpt
— Kumble R. Subbaswamy (@KSubbaswamy) September 1, 2014