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Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Should Sodexo unionize? Yes: unionizing protects workers’ rights and guarantees local jobs

Chris Harrell

March 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The UVM administration has not been inspiring much confidence in its employees lately. The College of Arts and Sciences is facing a budget cut that is going to lay off 13 percent of non-tenure track professors and lecturers. And by all accounts, they “don’t give a shit” about doing it, accordi...

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Long lines outside of Brennan’s and a change in Central Dining Hall hours comes as a result of staffing issues. The change in hours was a result of Central Dining Hall not having enough staff, as workers were quitting after not getting breaks, Brennan’s employee Angel Parent said. “They lost a lo...

Petition calls for better campus food

Petition calls for better campus food

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A petition calling for higher quality food and an overall better dining experience is being circulated by students. The petition, which currently has over 1,000 signatures and is circulating on change.org, asks UVM to provide better food, along with more convenient dining hall hours, said first-year Con...

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

After videos of bugs in dining hall food circulated on social media, UVM suspended a portion of its food order from a local agricultural nonprofit. Barstool UVM, affiliate of pop culture blog Barstool Sports, posted an Instagram video of a cabbage worm, which they described as a “maggot,” in a salad S...

Dietary issues ignored at UVM

Dietary issues ignored at UVM

Cammy Schiller

October 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Move-in day came along, and I couldn’t wait to get to the dining hall to eat the wonderful food that I had experienced at orientation. But Sodexo won over my love and then completely let me down. The food and the service were not as I had remembered from my first experience. I recieved...

Central campus dining hall offers new meal options

Central campus dining hall offers new meal options

Kassondra Little, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under News

In its first week open on campus, the line to the Central Campus Residence and Dining Hall was out of the door, passing over onto the Central green. At lunchtime on a weekday, students swarmed both outside and inside the new building. “They made some buttermilk pancakes the other day for breakfast that actually tas...

Dairy bar returns to fill Ben and Jerry’s place

Dairy bar returns to fill Ben and Jerry’s place

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under News

In a new partnership with local producers, the UVM Dairy Bar has replaced Ben & Jerry’s in the Davis Center Marketplace. Although Ben & Jerry’s will no longer have a scoop shop on campus, the company’s pints will still be available in the Marche, Redstone Express and CatPause. ...

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

UVM has reached its real food challenge goal three years ahead of schedule.   Currently, UVM serves 21 percent real food, three years ahead of its goal of 20 percent by 2020. It has established a new goal of 25 percent by 2020. The achievement was announced April 17 by members of the real fo...

SGA Updates 9/11/2016

SGA Updates 9/11/2016

Caroline Alkire

September 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

  President Sullivan addresses senators President Sullivan reported on Summer University at UVM; 5,400 students took summer classes this year.   He also praised the peer to peer program created by the SGA.   SGA seeks new dining plan   Senators discussed t...

UVM reboots bottle ban with new campaign

<p>UVM reboots bottle ban with new campaign</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

After receiving national attention for its water bottle ban, UVM is striving to better the policy by taking it back to its origins: student involvement. One of the reasons the ban was unsuccessful was a lack of student involvement said Richard Cate, treasurer and vice president for finance at UVM. ...

No differences between UVM dining and Sodexo

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Sodexo will be facing big changes in the next five years following feedback from students, staff and faculty.Many students are unaware there is no difference between UVM dining and Sodexo, they said.“We are Sodexo, that’s our company,” said Harris Millis manager Susan Cathrall. “We’re just re...

Sodexo’s progress to be evaluated by team

October 27, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A team is being created to evaluate Sodexo’s progress on new goals outlined in the recent contract.Spearheaded by Assistant Dean for Business Operations Dennis DePaul, the Dining Implementation Team will meet monthly to discuss Sodexo’s progress. Members of the team will also work on projects that...

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