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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.

Students with meal plans can now donate their unused guest meal passes to students in need.

Don’t Feed the Pigeons, Feed the Rams

February 11, 2020

Food insecurity is a situation in which a person is unable to access a sufficient amount of affordab...

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.

Chick-Fil-A Had a Webpage for a Nonexistent Lincoln Center Location

Chick-Fil-A Had a Webpage for a Nonexistent Lincoln Center Location

November 10, 2017

Update: Nov. 10, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. Chick-Fil-A has removed the webpage for the nonexistent location ...

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...

(PHOTO BY ZANA NAJJAR/ THE OBSERVER)

A Look Inside the RFP Process & Sodexo Controversies

March 3, 2016

After cutting into his chicken on Feb. 24, a Fordham student decided to take a picture of his dinner...

College Council Talks Freshmen Registration

October 23, 2014

By TYLER MARTINSEditor-in-ChiefPublished: October 22, 2014 The protocol for registration for incoming freshman students and Sodexo were discussed at the College Council meeting that took place on Thursday, Oct. 16 in the South Lounge at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).  Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., dean of FCLC, broug...