This semester, the IC Environmentalists Club added an additional day of food gathering to its Stop Wasting Ithaca’s Food Today program.
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.
The Ithaca College Student Government Association held its first meeting of the 2016–17 academic year in the newly-renovated Terrace Dining Hall, where it hosted a guest speaker from Sodexo and prepared for its upcoming elections.
Ithaca College’s Terrace Dining Hall celebrated its 50th birthday this year with a facelift, including renovations to the infrastructure, floor space and interior decor.
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.
After a winter storm crippled much of the East Coast and severely hindered traffic on major roadways and delayed thousands of airline flights, many students returning for the spring semester were set back in their travels.
Students and faculty have teamed with the Office of Residential Life and the Office of Facilities at Ithaca College to revitalize the rooftop of the Terrace Dining Hall with possible micro-gardens, artwork and other decorations.