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The petition to review dining services was created by parents of students at Ithaca College. It began to  circulate Nov. 14, claiming that the moldy hamburger bun was served in Terrace Dining Hall on Nov. 9.

Parents create petition to review dining services

By Ryan King, Staff Writer December 5, 2018
A petition circulating social media calling for changes to Ithaca Colleges dining practices has garnered over 500 parent and student signatures in recent weeks.
Junior rugby player Mark Hassett, a vegan, has a hard time finding nutritious meal  options during Late Night at Terrace Dining Hall due to the lack of offerings.

Late Night does not have nutritional meals for athletes

By Jeb Biggart, Staff Writer November 16, 2017
After late night practices or games, athletes do not have the correct foods to refuel their body available to them at Late Night in Terrace Dining Hall.
The price per pound of coffee is more than when the cafe served Starbucks Coffee, but the costs of staffing and operating the cafe are very similar, Jeff Scott, director of dining services

School of Business’ cafe now serving Gimme! Coffee

By Sophia Adamucci, Assistant News Editor September 13, 2017
Gimme! Coffee’s 12oz. and 16oz. cups of coffee cost over 20 percent more than the equal-sized cups of coffee from Starbucks.   
From left; junior Christian Conyers, sophomore Michaela Koetzner and sophomore Andrew Kenney package food for SWIFT.

SWIFT expands to double local food donation goals

By Ryan King, Staff Writer October 27, 2016
This semester, the IC Environmentalists Club added an additional day of food gathering to its Stop Wasting Ithaca’s Food Today program.
At the start of the semester, Terrace Dining Hall was having issues —long lines, food shortages and a lack of student employees made it a rough start to the year. Since then, some of these problems have been resolved but students are still noticing issues.

Terrace Dining Hall faces backup from lack of student staff

By Sierra Guardiola, Contributing writer September 19, 2016
Though the Terrace Dining Hall at Ithaca College underwent major renovations this year, it has experienced new problems with staffing and operations. Jeffrey Scott, Sodexo area general manager, said attendance in the dining hall has been up about 10 percent so far this semester, which he said could be attributed to the renovations. However, the dining hall experienced a shortage of student employees and is also missing a chef manager.
Ithaca College freshman Sam Quinones works a shift at Sodexos cafe in the Roy H. Park School of Communications April 5. Due to New York states increase in minimum wage, this could mean a higher hourly rate but a decrease in hours for many student employees.

Hours for student employees could decrease as wages increase

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer April 26, 2016
Gerald Hector, vice president for finance and administration, said the college does not yet have a comprehensive plan for how the future minimum wage will be factored into the budget.
Larry Workman, general manager of contract staffing for Challenge Workforce Solutions, said the program allows workers from a variety of circumstances with physical or intellectual disabilities and language or work-experience barriers to have “meaningful employment.”

Ithaca College partnership helps defeat employment barriers

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2016
On the other side of the dish room, a ceramic plate fell through an employee's hand as he stacked them coming off the machine, shattering on the ground. It was his first week on the job. Nobody yelled or scolded him — instead, a fellow employee grabbed a broom and helped him sweep up the shards.
Gerald Hector, vice president of business and finance, speaks at the Dec. 16 dialogue event. Hector decided to host the event after the “Demands Walk-out” held by POC at IC Dec. 11, which called for President Tom Rochon’s resignation.

Ithaca College VP of Finance hosts dialogue on racial issues

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer December 18, 2015
Gerald Hector, vice president of finance and administration at the college, hosted a dialogue Dec. 16 in Klingenstein Lounge to continue conversations about the racial climate on campus.
The app, called GET Mobile, will be made available for students at the college on mobile devices and through an online portal. It is slated to be released January 2016 in time for the spring semester.

Ithaca College Dining plans to release food ordering app

By Jonah Swiatek, Staff Writer October 20, 2015
Ithaca College Dining Services is working to release a mobile app that will enable students and faculty to preorder and prepay for their food from Sodexo-run facilities on campus.
Christopher Hanna, a senior developmental sociology major at Cornell University, argues that people across the world waste 1.3 billion tons of food per year, and that we need to focus more on this issue in society.

Sodexo to raise money to combat local childhood hunger

By Ryan Price, Contributing Writer September 29, 2015
Food Frenzy, which has existed for roughly 10 years, is a charity event that incorporates foods from Sodexo and outside vendors to create an all-you-can-eat food buffet that costs a donation of $3. All donations from the event benefit the BackPack Program for The Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Junior Kayla VandeSande took this picture of a caterpillar in her salad from Terrace Dining Hall. Courtesy of Kayla VandeSande

Caterpillars found in food at Ithaca College’s Terrace Dining Hall

By Aidan Quigley and Sophia Tulp September 2, 2015
Two caterpillars have been found in food from Terrace Dining Hall during the last week.
A number of restaurants in the Ithaca community committed critical violations with the Tompkins County Health Department.

Ithaca restaurants commit critical health violations

By Aidan Quigley, Assistant News Editor February 4, 2015
Ithaca College Dining Services has shown improvement, while many local Ithaca restaurants have committed critical violations with the Tompkins County Health Department.
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