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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 the Facebook group for University of New Haven  parents. As of Sept. 28, the petition has gained mor...

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 reduce food waste on college campuses, 22 million pounds come from colleges alone. The University...

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 the University of New Haven. They are considered a world leader in life services, with a headquarters...

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 are. Day 1: WOW Café I went to WOW on Monday and ordered something a little different than I...


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 on our campus, Sodexo has provided inadequate, disproportioned food at an unfair price to University...


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 are completely against Sodexo’s services, while another half don’t care because they’re hungry!...

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 I won’t make any Taylor Swift jokes - the last thing this newspaper needs is a lawsuit.) Negatives: - Richard Rotella thought he could escape the watchf...

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. The total cost per semester is $560. The second plan, called Udine560, includes $560 Dining...

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 to move their cars in preparation for plowing during the storm. Students took advantage of...

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 else, I’m tired of getting portion sizes that would not even satiate a small child. Sure, this might...

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 than 2 weeks prior to the event date via a requisition through banner as this provides Sodexo with enou...

Sodexo satisfied with free to-go containers thus far

Leah Myers

April 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Student Government Association and Sodexo have recently made a deal to distribute to-go containers free-of-charge during breakfast and dinner at the Marketplace. The trial period is currently underway, running from March 23 to April 4. Instead of charging for your food a-la Carte, the cashiers wil...

Sodexo is turning the tables

Leah Myers

March 25, 2015

Sodexo faculty chefs from the local collegial dining services participated in a food competition, Battle of the Chefs, in which they prepared food with exotic ingredients. Chef representatives came from the University of New Haven, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Nichols, and Assumption dining services to compete on March 11 during ...

President’s Corner

Richard Rotella

March 25, 2015

My fellow Chargers, Welcome back, and I hope you had an amazing Spring Break! With the warmer days hopefully on the way, I look forward to spending time hanging out in the Quad. In the coming week, USGA Elections will be taking place so please check your emails and listen to the candidates. They will be the future leaders of USGA. B...

Letter to the Editor: Sodexo student worker addresses statements made in last week’s opinion, It’s our meal money.

The Charger Bulletin

November 19, 2014

By Ariel Pierce Contributing Writer [email protected] As a student worker of Sodexo, I find it very amusing when students write articles about my workplace. Most times my fellow employees and I take the constructive criticism and reevaluate our customer service, but as far as the article...

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