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A live chicken in a sandwich, Jan. 29, 2023

A plea for more from our food: The university needs to step it up

Jessie Hymowitz, Contributing Writer January 30, 2023

A common scenario for a University of New Haven student: you walk into the Marketplace. You are with your friends and ready to have dinner. You fill your plate with a standard meal: chicken and string...

The dessert section inside of Bartels Hall, West Haven

Marketplace dining: A picked-apart review of each station

Charlotte Basset, Contributing Writer November 16, 2021

One aspect of college that we don’t look into as much as academics, yet is part of the foundation of our memories here, is the food. Below is the compilation of my thoughts and experiences so far at...

A display of food served in the Marketplace, West Haven.

A long, tangled history of the hospitality giant Sodexo

Lindsay Giovannone, Sports Editor November 2, 2021

In 1966, Pierre Bellon founded Sodexo in Marseille, France. 55 years later, the French food and facilities management company has an annual revenue of €22 billion, or about $25 billion. Sodexo’s services...

Samantha Zajac

Meet Samantha Zajac, the university’s first registered dietitian

Kayla Mutchler, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2021

On Feb. 22, Samantha Zajac, a Master of Healthcare Administration student, began working as the first registered dietitian for the University of New Haven through the school’s food service, Sodexo. Zajac...

Student-Run Petition to Remove Sodexo Arises on Campus

Student-Run Petition to Remove Sodexo Arises on Campus

Lauren Fligg, Contributing Writer October 8, 2019

A petition at is asking for the removal of Sodexo, the Paris-based food service franchise currently serving University of New Haven. The petition has become popular on Instagram and in...

University Seeks to Lessen Food Waste

University Seeks to Lessen Food Waste

Corina Rodriguez, Contributing Writer October 31, 2018

Over 130 billion pounds of food are discarded every year in the United States. According to the Food Recovery Network, an organization created by students from the University of Maryland that fights to...

Sodexo Receives an F Rating on its Quality of Food

Sodexo Receives an F Rating on its Quality of Food

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor March 29, 2017

Sodexo’s nutrition was reviewed by ‘Is it bad for’ and received an F rating. Sodexo provides food to over 500 school districts and 850 universities over 80 different countries, including...

I Ate at a Different Sodexo Location Every Day and This is What Happened

Glenn Rohrbacker March 9, 2016

With recent efforts to bring to light the inefficiency of Sodexo’s food service, I decided to go to each place on campus and really see where all the complaints are coming from and what the real issues...


Glenn Rohrbacker February 24, 2016

Within the past week, there has been a petition circling over social media to remove the University of New Haven’s food service provider, Sodexo. The petition states: “Since the dawn of its presence...


Alessia Bicknese February 24, 2016

As you may have recently heard, a student here at UNH has assembled a petition against Sodexo on campus. I took it to  @ChargerPoll on Twitter to see what you guys thought! Almost half of the participants...

The Charger Battery

Kaela Mason February 17, 2016

Positives: + Congratulations to all the guys who got bids during rush week! + Happy birthday to our Assistant Editor, Sami Higgins! (The other way in which this can be construed as positive is that...

New Commuter Meal Plan Makes Food More Accessible to All Students

Riley Knebes February 3, 2016

Starting this spring semester, two new meal plan options are available for commuter students at the University of New Haven. The first plan, called Udine385, includes $385 Dining Dollars and 20 meal swipes....

UNH’s First Snowfall

Samantha Higgins January 27, 2016

According to the National Weather Service, West Haven got 11.5 inches of snow during Winter Storm Jonas. The University of New Haven prepared Friday night by canceling all Saturday classes and asking students...

An Open Letter to Bartels from a Female Student

The Charger Bulletin December 9, 2015

Dear Bartels, Do I look like a bird? No? Then stop feeding me like I am one. As a female student on this campus who pays for her food just like everybody else and pays the same amount as everybody...

Treasurer’s Tip

Annalisa Berardinelli October 14, 2015

Sodexo Orders Having food at your events is a great way to spice it up, especially as the holidays approach. It is important to keep in mind that all Sodexo orders need to be submitted to me no later...

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