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First-years John Hawes and Sean Mitchell eating dinner at Mabee Dining hall, an Aramark dining service.

Feasibility study for self-operating dining model approved

The study comes after Tigers Against Aramark (TAA) voiced their concerns about Aramark's ties to the prison-industrial complex
Logan Crews, Web Editor April 25, 2021

A year ago, junior Rachel Poovathoor and sophomore Brandon Niday did not know if the Tigers Against Aramark (TAA) coalition they created would still be active today. They did not know that, thanks to their...

Aramark is the provider for all of Trinity’s food services including Mabee dining hall. The goal of Tigers Against Aramark is the termination of Trinity’s contract with the company due to its ties to the prison industrial complex. Photo credit: Trinitonian archive

Students push to end Aramark contract

Sarah Fisher October 14, 2020

image from archives In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the administration of Trinity University made a commitment to anti-racism. According to the student group Tigers Against Aramark (TAA),...

A staff member disinfects surfaces in Mabee with an electrostatic sprayer. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Facilities Services sanitizes, cleans campus

Rachel Poovathoor September 18, 2020

Photo by Kate Nuelle Amidst the hustle-and-bustle of getting back to campus, students and parents might not realize everything that went into getting the campus ready, clean and operating in the brave...

Photo credit: Matthew Claybrook

Sustainability committee searches for composting system fix

Rebecca Wicker October 17, 2019

Photo by Matthew Claybrook.A university sustainability committee, composed of faculty, students, administrators and Aramark representatives, is searching for a solution for the current composting system...

Photo credit: Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh

1869 Challenge spurs controversy

Lindsay Morgan September 28, 2019

Photo by Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh. The 1869 Challenge has sparked marketing scandals over problematic posts from Dining Services and the Athletics Department that elicited backlash from students. The 1869...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

You can’t have culture and Mabee

Natasha Sahu April 25, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutMy personal relationship with food has been what I can only describe as a rocky one. However, growing up in a South Asian immigrant household, the only thing I know is that...

Lisa Gonzales at Steak n Shake Photo credit: Matthew Claybrook

Before the serving line: Where your food comes from

Jolie Francis February 13, 2019

Photo by Matthew ClaybrookBelieve it or not, food at Mabee doesn’t just appear out of nowhere. A section on sustainability was added in Aramark’s most erecent contract with Trinity University...

Photo credit: Elizabeth Nelson

Getting to know Tommy Glenn from Coates

Maria Zaharatos October 3, 2018

Meet Thomas “Tommy” Glenn, employee at Trinity with Aramark Dining and Food Services. You may recognize him as one of the many smiling faces working in the Coates Student Center Commons, serving...

Promised dining options to open soon

Promised dining options to open soon

Kaylie King September 24, 2018

Trinity staff is working to complete the installation of new dining options. The On the Fly food truck, Tiger Press juice bar, Starbucks, Batch 101 teaching kitchen and the Daily Grind are all scheduled...

Starbucks opening delayed

Starbucks opening delayed

Kaylie King September 5, 2018

The opening of Starbucks in Coates library has been delayed due to issues with permitting. The original projected opening date was Sept. 10, but that date has now been pushed back to mid-October. “There...

The cashier stand, the covered salad bar, and the new Daily Grind Photo credit: Elizabeth Nelson

Aramark brings new dining options to Trinity students

Kaylie King August 15, 2018

Following the renewal of Aramark's dining services contract in February, there will be a variety of changes and updates to dining services this semester, primarily the addition of new dining options.Brand...

According to an Einstein’s Bros. bagels employee, require employees to throw out their bagels after four hours due to them becoming stale. Although there is much food waster on campus, dining services is trying to become more sustainable. photo by Jordan Bruce, webmaster

TU aims to limit food waste, including the 4.23 tons of trash that Mabee creates weekly

Bobby Watson April 24, 2018

According to Sharon Curry, sustainability coordinator, Mabee alone produces about 4.23 tons of trash weekly, and much of that is food waste. In the process of providing multiple food vendors and an open...

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