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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...

Jeanne Mance students walk far to dinner

<p>Jeanne Mance students walk far to dinner</p>

October 6, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

When Jeanne Mance residents were asked about their dining situation, some student’s reactions were: “Don’t even get me started.”Jeanne Mance Hall has limited dining options on weekdays nights and even fewer on weekends.The closest unlimited dining hall is Cook Commons, which closes at 3:30 p.m. on weekd...

Group aims to educate students about source of food

Courtney Cunningham

September 29, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Students in UVM food justice clubs are reconnecting with  their food. The Real Food Revolution is a UVM group dealing with issues facing the Real Food Challenge, as well as educating students on where our food comes from, club leader senior Olivia Percoco said. The goal of the RFC is to have 20 perc...

UVM dining serves up new food options

Chris Leow

September 1, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Being stuck with a meal plan doesn’t have to mean a lack of dining options. Melissa Zelazny, general manager for Sodexo at UVM,  mentioned some of the newer options, including Green Roof Deli located next to the Ben and Jerry’s in the Davis Center, SoYo Frozen Yogurt and the Vermont Bean Crafter Vegan...

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