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Staff Editorial 4/9: Dining Services caters to students’ needs

College students usually dislike their universities’ on-campus dining options. And University of Miami students are no exception: In the past year alone, students have advertised their disgust for Chartwells food via Tweets from the anonymous @UM_Shartwells handle, as well as through a variety of Chartwells-themed meme graphics that have gone viral across social media platforms….

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Chartwells’ workers don’t make a “living wage”

What is most interesting about the full-page paid advertisement that Chartwells put in the last Hurricane issue is not what it said, but what it failed to mention: wages and realistic access to benefits. Many of the 300 foodservice workers on campus who are employed by Chartwells earn so little that they don’t make a…

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Chartwells workers fight for benefits

Chartwells employees are in the process of forming a union to demand increased benefits, higher pay and better working conditions from the dining services company. Chartwells is the company on campus that runs all the food services, ranging from the restaurants in the food court to the dining halls, with the exception of the Rathskeller…

iPads offer nutritional facts at campus eateries
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iPads offer nutritional facts at campus eateries

Nutritional information is now a tap and a swipe away in the dining halls and food court. Dining Services, in conjunction with Chartwells, has installed kiosks with mounted iPads that allow students to access the nutritional information of items on the menu and provide feedback on Chartwells’ service via an app. The system is being…

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Former Sbarro employees reassigned

When the Sbarro franchise closed its doors last semester due to bankruptcy, students mourned the loss of a late-night dining option. However, the former employees had much more to be concerned with. Though all the workers were reassigned, they were originally dismissed by Chartwells with no guarantee of an open position in the fall. After…

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Chartwells imposter faces criticism

Over the last month, an anonymous user has been tweeting toilet-humored criticism about the food served in the UM dining halls by Chartwells under the alias @UM_Chartwells. “Welcome Freshman! We hope your digestive tracks are ready for your first year away from home cooking,” read  @UM_Chartwells’ first tweet on Aug. 17. According to the person…

Late-night food options give students extra freedom, flexibility
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Late-night food options give students extra freedom, flexibility

Starting Aug. 25, students will be able to sink their teeth into the new “Late Night Dining” option at the Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall. This program, which is offered by the University of Miami Department of Dining Services in collaboration with Chartwells, will operate from Thursday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. “The decision…

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On-campus food outlets match student interests

Concern about on-campus dining is an age-old issue at the University of Miami. But it’s one problem that is quickly becoming nonexistent. “Dining touches everyone- students, faculty, staff, parents when they visit,” said Ana Alvarez, director of auxiliary services. At the end of fall 2010, a new auxiliary services executive director, Sandra Redway, was appointed….

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‘Babycakes’ continues to sweeten students’ days

As students bustle through the University of Miami food court, ordering Canes chops, calling out to their friends, discussing weekend plans, one voice rings out above the rest. “Have a nice day, my babycakes!” Johnnie Mae Dawson, a cashier at Mango and Manny’s, the food court vendor specializing in  Caribbean cuisine and chop chops, has…

Opinion

Not Cook-wells, Chartwells

Sometimes I wonder whether they transport the lettuce in from city dump. Every regular Chartwells diner I know understands the importance of the backup meal. You certainly can’t count on Terra Ve, Dish, or Origins to have an appealing meal. Before begrudgingly committing ourselves to the meal plan, we optimistically expected we could at least count on a satisfactory bowl of salad. Unfortunately, we must surrender to the fact that Chartwells and optimism never belong in the same sentence.

Opinion

Staff editorial: Students deserve nutritional info

Sometimes I wonder whether they transport the lettuce in from city dump. Every regular Chartwells diner I know understands the importance of the backup meal. You certainly can’t count on Terra Ve, Dish, or Origins to have an appealing meal. Before begrudgingly committing ourselves to the meal plan, we optimistically expected we could at least count on a satisfactory bowl of salad. Unfortunately, we must surrender to the fact that Chartwells and optimism never belong in the same sentence.

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‘Babycakes’ sweetens students’ days

Johnnie Mae Dawson, a cashier at Mango and Manny’s, the food court vendor specializing in Caribbean cuisine and chop chops, has been making hungry students smile for the past 15 years. As students hand Dawson their cash, Cane Cards and credit cards, she doesn’t hesitate to call them any variation of “pookie,” “sweetheart,” “mama” and most notably, “babycakes.”

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