Chartwells workers move to unionize

Chartwells workers move to unionize

Food service workers across campus are seeking to unionize amid allegations of wage withholding, harassment and other unfair labor practices against Chartwells, the primary food service provider at UTD. In April, Chartwells workers at UTD contacted United Food and Commercial Workers, a group that assists workers in negotiating collective bargaining...

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Classic Indian cuisine comes to campus

Classic Indian cuisine comes to campus

Chartwells partnered with Kinaara, a local restaurant, to provide halal Indian food options at The Market of the Student Union. The Market, the SU eatery previously known as Outtakes, introduced the ready-to-go meals at the beginning of the semester to appeal to a large demographic of students at UTD. The...

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Student Union Starbucks: Why does it take so long?

Student Union Starbucks: Why does it take so long?

A study conducted by The Mercury revealed that the Starbucks franchise in the Student Union has longer average wait times compared to off-campus Starbucks stores. In a separate survey of 84 SU Starbucks patrons, 88 percent of respondents said they felt the franchise was somewhat or not properly staffed for...

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On-campus Papa John’s faces possible removal

On-campus Papa John’s faces possible removal

The Papa John’s Pizza location in Dining Hall West is facing removal after a report emerged alleging the company’s former CEO used a racial expletive during a conference call. The chain’s founder, John Schnatter, was removed as chairman of the board, and his image was taken off of advertisements on...

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SG Report: 3/26/18

SG Report: 3/26/18

Sick Plates Added to Dining Services Dining Services has approved the Sick Plate Initiative, a program that would allow ill students to have food brought to them by a friend. Once finalized, students will be able to fill out an online form to request a “sick plate.” The form can...

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Comet card conundrum reveals communication issue

Comet card conundrum reveals communication issue

During the days between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, certain restaurants were unable to take meal exchanges, Comet cash or meal money, but students were still able to use their credit cards and cash. Comet card transactions were unavailable in some of the restaurants on campus, but cards still worked...

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Comet card dining features temporarily unavailable

Certain Comet card features became unavailable at different locations on campus for three days because of planned server maintenance. Meal exchange, Comet cash and meal money features were unavailable at different times from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. The reason for the maintenance was to set up registers for the...

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SG Report: 12/4/17

SG Report: 12/4/17

Video Series: Modern Politics The Legislative Affairs Committee is working on a video series for the Student Government website. The videos will be one to three minutes long and cover modern political issues and legislation. The committee’s goal is to provide resources that students can quickly watch in order to...

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Missing cutlery prompts response

Missing cutlery prompts response

Utensil dispensers in the Student Union were returned to their original locations after students voiced their concerns about their relocation. After the dispensers were moved behind the counters of the nearby restaurants last month, students had to ask the cashiers for utensils. Computer science senior Sai Srinadhgatram emailed Student Government...

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Letter To the Editor: UTD Dining Services misrepresented in previous issue of The Mercury

Letter To the Editor: UTD Dining Services misrepresented in previous issue of The Mercury

The Mercury’s reporter Mithra Kaushik reached out to us for a news story and requested to meet with UT Dallas Dining Services staff to conduct a “behind the scenes type of interview, finding out where the ingredients come from, how it’s made and so forth.”  What appeared instead in the...

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