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An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

The Ram Cafe empty of students while workers take a break at the tables in the back

The Finances Behind Fordham’s Workforce

May 13, 2020

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Fordham’s finances were stable. Now, Aramark employees and work-study students face growing concerns.

Aramark, one of the largest nationwide food-and-services providers, has received criticism in the past for its track record- particularly in correctional facilities.

Aramark Faces Criticism

October 30, 2019

Aramark, the dining services provider for Fordham University, was not invited to renew its 35-year contract with NYU this year, reigniting debates about the catering company's role on Fordham's own campus.

Smoothies Don't Count As Dinner

Smoothies Don’t Count As Dinner

March 28, 2019

When a student walks into the dining hall, they shouldn’t have to choose between their ideals and a meal with actual sustenance — especially when we have been promised so many times that the problem is being fixed.

Plates are always empty during the No Meal Period as no one can feel hungry between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

A Brunch with Death: Student Caught in Meal Limbo

October 26, 2017

UNDERGRADUATE DINING HALL—In the aftermath of what has been described by witnesses as “the greatest...

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Student Groups Shut Down Chick-Fil-A Proposal

April 21, 2017

For now, members of the Fordham community will not “Eat Mor Chikin.” Following push back from clubs...

Students are being charged retroactively for purchases they have made at the Ram Cafe throughout the semester. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

UPDATED: Students Charged Retroactively for Ram Cafe Purchases Without Warning

December 14, 2016

Community members at Fordham College at Lincoln Center were charged retroactively on Dec. 14 for purchases...

Students are being charged retroactively for purchases they have made at the Ram Cafe throughout the semester. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

Dining Services Looks Back on Aramark’s First Semester

December 8, 2016

At 10 p.m. on June 30, Sodexo ceased operations at Fordham University. By 7 a.m. the next morning on...

The Ram Cafe underwent renovations this summer after Aramark took over as Fordham University's dining service provider on July 1. (PHOTO BY ANDRONIKA ZIMMERMAN/THE OBSERVER)

Aramark Takes Over as Food Provider

August 26, 2016

When Aramark was chosen as the University’s next dining service provider in April, quality of food and t...

After 38 years of serving Fordham students, Sodexo will be replaced by Aramark as the University’s dining service provider. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY HANA KEININGHAM/THE OBSERVER)

Inside the Dining Services Decision

May 5, 2016

Following an academic year that included a petition against Sodexo, activism for the dining service provider’s workers and an ongoing Request for Proposals (RFP) proc...

Fordham has dropped Sodexo in favor of service provider Aramark (PHOTO BY MICHELLE QUINN/THE OBSERVER)

Fordham Drops Sodexo for Aramark Food Service Provider

April 20, 2016

Starting July 1, Aramark will replace Sodexo as dining service provider across the University. The em...