Graduate Student Council (GSC) members reflected on campus food security and discussed potential measures to address it in a meeting that also saw Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) update the Council on construction.
In the 19th Undergraduate Senate’s meeting on Tuesday night, Residential and Dining Enterprises (R&DE) administrators visited the Senate to discuss recent controversy surrounding understaffing and heavy workloads in dining halls.
Nutritional information about Stanford’s dining halls is partially available online- but the extent to what it is available is partly similar, partly different when compared to peer universities.
While stating that no labor violations are taking place, University officials have agreed to consider demands by the Stanford Labor Action Coalition (SLAC) to restore employee benefits for Row House dining chefs and hashers, according to representatives of both groups.
Stanford Dining has announced plans to offer extended dining service between current mealtimes. The new service will offer meals between breakfast and lunch as well as between lunch and dinner during weekdays, at no additional cost to students on a Stanford Dining meal plan.
Stanford Dining expects the new East Campus Dining Commons (ECDC) to open its doors in late summer 2011, slightly ahead of its projected completion date.
A 20-year-old man who was arrested on campus on Oct. 19 for allegedly burglarizing a Palo Alto home may have used an alias while working in a Stanford dining hall, Lt. Sandra Brown of the Palo Alto Police Department told The Daily.
As part of a more holistic approach to food service, Stanford Dining has hired Elaine Magee as its new wellness nutritionist.
The new position is the first full-time nutritionist Stanford Dining has ever supported. Previously, Ricker dining manager Mary Duch served as Dining’s part-time nutritionist. Following the new hire, Duch will be managing Ricker full-time. Vaden Health Center also has a full-time nutritionist, Vivian Cristman, who works with students on individual dietary concerns.