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The resignation of the executive chef of the College of DuPage's professionally-run restaurant has brought to a boil a debate on campus of the purpose and role of the fine dining venue. Jean-Louis Clerc stepped down effective Dec. 14 after more than a year at the helm of the Waterleaf, a 130-seat restaurant that opened on the Glen Ellyn campus in October 2011. It features Italian and French fare, boasts a wine list of more than 200 bottles and has received accolades from local reviewers. But it's also drawn the ire of some faculty members, who argue the facility isn't fully serving the purpose for which it was built: to provide a real-world learning experience for students.