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graphic illustration of the silhouettes of argo tea employees, grace and Jackie, behind the counter

Argo Goes Dark: Evening Employees Let Go

October 14, 2020

Students react to the laying off of two beloved Argo Tea employees, Grace Sabater and Jacqueline Rosario.

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...

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...


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...


Request for Proposals Puts Benefits and Wages at Risk

February 24, 2016

For the past 30 years, the university’s 225 unionized Sodexo employees have fought for better wages, b...


Student Starts Petition Against Sodexo

December 11, 2015

On the night of Dec. 3, Jeremy Roberts, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) '19, started a Change.or...

The Sodexo meeting  addressed a number of concerns brought to USG by students (CONNOR MANNION/THE OBSERVER)

Sodexo Hears Student Concerns Through USG Forum

October 22, 2015

By CONNOR MANNION News Co-Editor/Asst. Literary Co-Editor On Thursday, Oct. 15, Sodexo Food Services met with represent...

BONMi features a chalk wall where customers can make their mark. (PHOTO BY MARIA KOVOROS/THE OBSERVER)

LC Expands Brand Dining Experience with BONMi

April 15, 2015

By ALEX MERRITT Staff Writer Published: March 15, 2015 The dining options available to faculty and s...

The FDA does not require labeling of genetically modified foods. 
(Emily Tiberio /The Observer)

Bio Professor Talks GMO Implications

February 11, 2015

By: JUSTIN REBOLLO Assistant News Co-EditorPublished: February 9, 2015 Genetically modified organism...

À la Carte food is now $.53 an ounce for lunch and dinner in the Ram Cafe. (MICHELLE QUINN/The Observer)

Students React to Ram Cafe Changes

January 28, 2015

By DYLAN PENZASports EditorPublished: January 28, 2015 On Monday, Jan. 12, Sodexo reopened a newl...

The Jazzman’s coffee cup can be seen around campus, showing the new dining option’s popularity. (Elizabeth Landry/The Observer)

Improved Food Service on Campus

October 23, 2014

By ELIZABETH LANDRYContributing WriterPublished: October 22, 2014 Despite the Princeton Review rating Fordham  the top five worst college food for 2013, halfway thr...