Tagged: Dining Center

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The Inside Scoop: What Students Really Think About Alternative Ice Cream

At Spring Plenary in 2016, “The Good Food Resolution” was passed. In it was a commitment by the Food Systems Working Group (a joint student and administration team) to make at least 20% of Haverford’s Dining Center (DC) food ecologically sustainable by 2020. This year, the Food Systems Working Group is tackling ice cream. Haverford currently has Jack and Jill Ice Cre ...
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Handle With Care: Is Our Dining Center Culture Healthy?

Last time you were here we were just getting introduced, and I know that when you first meet someone it can be hard to remember all the important information they give, so let’s recap. I wrote mainly about perspective and how the mental states we take into into every situation are vital to our experience of that situation. This week, I want to talk about my take on the p ...
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Clerk Chronicles: Joe Binotto, General Manager of Dining Services

How did you get started in food service? I actually worked my way through school in restaurants. When I was in high school and college, I did various positions in a family-owned Italian restaurant in New York. I did everything from bussing tables to waitering. I learned how to cook, make pizza, and run the front of the house. Eventually I became a manager. And so, while I ...
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Jeff Gladney: A Man of Music and Merriment

Whether the soothing vocals of Luther Vandross or the catchy beats of Michael Jackson are playing, the omelet station in the Dining Center is one of the grooviest spots on campus. All of this is due to Jeff Gladney, a 6’2’’ gentle soul who can be depended on daily for fist bumps and morning pick-me-ups in addition to playing the best music to wake up drowsy students. ...
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End the Apathy: The Honor Code and the DC

As is reaffirmed every year, the Haverford Honor Code purports to exert influence over various dimensions of campus life, from the social to the academic. While it may be difficult to measure our adherence to it in the realm of academic dishonesty, there are other areas that are more readily observable and open to observation. Every year, the Dining Center suffers signific ...
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Food Certifications: Gratuitous or Essential?

This piece is the second of three articles from members of this year’s Environmental Studies Senior Capstone class. In the capstone's previous article, “The ‘Local’ Label: A Modern Food Conundrum,” Katie Rowlett shows that the association of local food with small-scale, organic, sustainable, and humane food production is more of an assumption than a consistent ...
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The Local Label: A Modern Food Conundrum

Have you noticed that the Dining Center has been labeling more and more foods as “local” recently? I have, and it always makes me feel a little better, like I’m doing a good deed each time I choose to eat a local apple instead of a banana that was flown in from who knows where. I’m glad to be contributing to the local economy, supporting a small independent farmer, ...
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PHOTO ESSAY: Last Ever Donuts with Dan

The last ever Donuts with Dan took place this past Wednesday, March 25 in the DC Sunken Lounge.  Students gathered to discuss the Smoking Policy, student spaces, and the Strategic Plan and, of course, to eat donuts. ...
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From the Archives: An ‘Unusual’ New Dining Hall

Ever wonder where the DC came from? In 1967, most meals were served in Founders Hall, which could only seat 250 people and was becoming very crowded as college enrollment approached 700 students. An anonymous donor gave $1.6 million (worth about $11.4 million today) to the college to be used for an "unusual" new dining hall which would accommodate the growing student body ...
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‘Black History Month Dinner’ Debuts New Name

Last Wednesday, the annual Black History Month Dinner hosted every February by the Dining Center returned under a new name: Soul Food Dinner. The decision to change the event’s name came from the Bi-Co Dining Services. “The menu has always been a Soul Food menu, but it was never marketed that way,” said Anthony Condo, Associate Director of Dining Services. “We are ...