Oct. 21, 2016
What a Dragon can learn from an Owl
As of Sept. 20, Drexel University cancelled its contract with food service provider SodexoMagic, to conclude a 21-year partnership this December. Exactly three weeks later on Oct. 11, Temple University announced that they would not be renewing their contract with SodexoMagic, who they had partnered with for 28 years. Temple’s new 15-year contract with Aramark is slated to go into effect July 1, 2017.
Oct. 14, 2016
Sodexo sues Drexel for contract breach
Claiming fraudulent inducement, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, SodexoMagic filed suit against Drexel University Sept. 26, six days after the university terminated its longstanding partnership with the food service provider.
Oct. 7, 2016
SodexoMagic files suit against Drexel University
SodexoMagic filed a federal lawsuit against Drexel University Sept. 29 accusing the University of misrepresenting its student body growth and fraudulently inducing the food service company to sign a 10-year vendor commitment, for which it paid $9.3 million in advance.
Oct. 7, 2016
Will justice be served?
Most of us at Drexel, even if we haven’t been to the Hans in four years, even if we haven’t had a dining plan in as long, even if we’ve never been to the Urban Eatery, still complain about campus dining. It’s expensive, and a generally poor value when compared to similarly-sized institutions. And it’s mandatory. Those of us in the know blame (in addition to the University) Sodexo, a French company with a diverse portfolio including janitorial services at schools and other institutions, food service at universities, schools, prisons, and hospitals, provide facilities management for large public and private organizations and through their subsidiary, Sodexo Justice Services, they operate private prisons in the United Kingdom.
Dec. 4, 2015
Hans inspection reveals foodborne illness risks
Following a food and safety inspection Nov. 24, the Handschumacher Dining Hall, managed by SodexoMAGIC, was cited having nine food safety violations. This sudden spike in code violations was part of the first of a wave of a new city-wide release policy that requires restaurant health and safety inspections to be published within 24 hours of the visit by Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Dec. 1, 2015
Restaurant inspectors cite Hans for more than 20 violations
Philadelphia restaurant inspectors cited the Handschumacher Dining Hall, managed by Sodexo, with 22 violations during a food safety inspection between 10:25 a.m. and 3:00 p.m on Nov. 24. Nine of these citations were foodborne illness risks.
Jan. 17, 2014
Dining hall difficulties
Recently, Drexel University’s administration sent an email to students, inviting us to take a professor to the Handschumacher Dining Center for a discussion and a meal. Personally, I was a bit confused, since April 1 is still three months away. If we’re being honest with ourselves, the Hans is the absolute last place I would want to meet with a professor — unless we were discussing the decrepit state of free-market capitalism in the campus restaurant industry. What I’m getting at here is, we all dislike the Hans. Sure, it’s convenient (and free to certain Drexel employees), and they put on great holiday and Family Weekend events, but overall it’s not that good. Why does a university with Drexel’s credentials and price tag maintain such a subpar dining service? Because of socialism.
Feb. 22, 2013
Sodexo follows up on ‘Hans sickness’
Several Drexel freshmen blamed the Handschumacher Dining Center for food poisoning between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. After investigation, Sodexo has reached the conclusion that the source of the issue is most likely norovirus, which is also commonly referred to as the stomach flu or stomach virus.
Feb. 8, 2013
Freshmen blame Hans for sickness
Several Drexel students claimed to have received food poisoning at the Handschumacher Dining Center between Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.
Mar. 16, 2012
Letter to the Editor