Cafeteria lacks both quality and quantity

OUR VIEW: While some parts of the new cafeteria have improved, as a whole it has not.The quality of the cafeteria has declined since last year, and we believe this needs to change. There are days where they don't have cups or forks, and there are days when there is no milk for cereal. The sales are … [Read more...]

Dining hall renovations still incomplete

Mesquite Dining Hall's empty spaces and idle kitchen areas have some students confused, such as mechanical engineering freshman Braeden Alvez. He gestured to the middle of the cafeteria, which holds a new, full kitchen setup, and wondered why there was no one manning that station. "Because of my … [Read more...]

Lack of silverware upsets students

Chick-Fil-A, Burrito Bowl, Grill Nations and Freshens. The variety of food brought in by the dining contract with Chartwells has gained popularity from the students. Unfortunately, this much popularity has presented a problem-lack of condiments and silverware. "It does get frustrating sometimes. … [Read more...]

Chik-fil-A opens behind schedule, above expectations

One of many changes to dining services, Chick-fil-A Expressofficially opened in the Clark Student Center food court on Aug. 27. "I will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and every snack in between," said Austin Snyder, marketing sophomore. Some students, like Chyenne Lozowski, nursing … [Read more...]

Finishing touches go up on dining services, food court

The Mesquite Dining Hall and Clark Student Center food court have a fresh new look. The dining services contract with Chartwells was finalized in early March and Chartwells officially began cooking for residents this summer. “The cafeteria has become a place I actually want to eat at,” said … [Read more...]

Administrators consider outsourcing maintenance jobs

To combat the university's ongoing budget woes, administrators revealed this week that they are in negotiations with SSC Service Solutions to outsource the school's facility services, including custodial, groundskeeping and central plant crews. If approved, the move would affect 94 staff members … [Read more...]

Officials sign new dining hall contract

https://vimeo.com/120008715 After 19 years of business with Aramark, administrators have decided not to renew Aramark's contact with the company. The Food Service Committee has recommended Chartwells to the Board of Regents. “We (Housing and Dining Services) were looking for a provider that … [Read more...]

Proposed dining contract could redefine campus eating

At the Board of Regents meeting Feb. 12 - 13, board members will review the recommendation for a new dining hall contract, submitted by the office of housing and dining services' committee. "We will recommend that we enter into a contract with Chartwells but that contract is not finalized," said … [Read more...]