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Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Extending dining hall hours is harmful to employees

Chris Harrell April 13, 2019

We’ve all been there: hungry and tired, facing a closed dining hall. It’s easy to say that the dining halls should close later. But there’s more to the picture than simply keeping the lights on for...

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

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...

Long lines outside of Brennan's Pub from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday are a result of staffing changes at Central Dining Hall. Central Dining is now closed at those times, but students can use meal swipes at Brennan's, the Marketplace and the Green Roof Deli.

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer February 20, 2019

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...

First-years Conley Reiter and Shannon Thornton authored a petition calling for an overall better dining experience at UVM. The petition currently has over 1,000 signatures and Reiter and Thornton are looking to setup a meeting with UVM Dining.

Petition calls for better campus food

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer February 6, 2019

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,...

The Instagram page Barstool UVM, a direct affiliate of Barstool Sports according to their Instagram bio, posted a video of a cabbage worm with the caption

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor November 14, 2018

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...

Dietary issues ignored at UVM

Dietary issues ignored at UVM

Cammy Schiller October 7, 2017

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...

Central campus dining hall offers new meal options

Central campus dining hall offers new meal options

Kassondra Little, Staff Writer September 11, 2017

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...

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

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,...

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President Tom Sullivan announces that UVM has surpassed the Real Food Challenge of 20 percent real on-campus food. Since exceeding the goal, UVM has now pledged to have 25 percent real food by 2020.

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer May 1, 2017

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...

SGA Updates 9/11/2016

SGA Updates 9/11/2016

Caroline Alkire September 14, 2016

  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...

No differences between UVM dining and Sodexo

November 5, 2015

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...

Sodexo’s progress to be evaluated by team

October 27, 2015

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...

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