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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 an extra hour. Every extra minute that we keep the dining halls open is an extra minute’s lab...

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 and lecturers. And by all accounts, they “don’t give a shit” about doing it, accordi...

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

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.

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 were quitting after not getting breaks, Brennan’s employee Angel Parent said. “They lost a lo...

Petition calls for better campus food

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.

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, asks UVM to provide better food, along with more convenient dining hall hours, said first-year Con...

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

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

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 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

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

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

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

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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.

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 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

  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

A water bottle refilling station in the Davis Center is pictured. UVM is launching a new marketing campaign to encourage students to drink water. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY PHIL CARRUTHERS

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 27, 2016

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

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...

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