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Dining hall workers ask UMass Lowell to support its family by providing hazard pay and compensation for lost hours

Dining hall workers ask UMass Lowell to support its family by providing hazard pay and compensation for lost hours

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell)  Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  With 85 percent of workers laid off, UMass Lowell’s dining hall and cafe workers have created a petition asking for the university to commit to guaranteeing full pay for hours lost due to the closing of the campus. The petition was posted almost two weeks ago and currently has 165 signatures. It has

Aramark On Thin Ice: University administrators deliver firm ultimatum to meal provider regarding food quality

(Photo Courtesy of UMass Lowell Dining) Pricing for UMass Lowell’s 2019-2020 Plans, which are mandatory for most campus residents, range from $4,450 to $5,120. Brigid Archibald  Connector editor Last spring, UMass Lowell dining halls underwent a reform that was supposed to fix issues with food quality and service in a location. Flyers were hung all

Op-ed: Is it ethical for UMass Lowell to partner with Aramark?

Alexander Gounaris Connector Contributor   On Dec. 3, 2018, students at New York University (NYU) — the nations largest private university — began a 155-hour occupation of the institution’s library demanding the termination of any business relations with the dining services conglomerate Aramark. NYU’s Incarceration to Education Coalition, which advocates for prison divestment organized the protest.

Cumnock reopens, student organizations impacted by university growing pains

Andrew J. Sciascia Connector Editor In previous academic years, North Campus students have found themselves between classes sitting out in their cars, cramped elbow to elbow in hallways outside their lecture halls to do homework or making the lengthy trek back to Fox Dining Commons just to have a bite. Recognizing a key issue in

Students respond to the Student Open Forum on campus dining

On Nov. 1, UMass Lowell students had the opportunity to voice their opinions about campus dining. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andre Ragel Connector Staff On Nov. 1, University Dining held its annual Student Open Forum on Campus Dining, sponsored by the Student Government Association. Days after Larry Siegel, associate vice chancellor of student affairs, and

Open Forum addresses major student concerns surrounding campus dining

Several students concerns revolved around Fox Dining Commons, mice in the dining halls, and uncleanliness. (Courtesy of UMass Lowell) Andre Ragel  Connector Staff Students gathered on Wednesday in University Crossing’s Moloney Hall to voice their concerns at the annual Student Open Forum on Campus Dining, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA). Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Larry Siegel joined Aramark staff

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