This week in the Voice: The poor taste of GU dining

This week in Features, Eric Pilch looks into student dissatisfaction with the dining services at Leo’s and the role of Aramark, the company behind it.

“The blame may lie with the company behind Leo’s, a corporation that is gaining notoriety for its resistance to change—especially the kind that may eat into some of its profits—and competition,” Pilch writes. “That company is the Aramark Corporation, which has provided dining services for Leo’s since 2008.”

News has latest coverage of the Saturday and Monday’s drug busts in Harbin.

In Leisure, Claire Ferguson reviews the Nomadic Theatre’s production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.

Sports looks at the cross country teams’ race to the season’s finish line.

In Voices, Emma Forster bemoans the reverence and popularity of e-readers.

Ed Board criticizes the failure of emergency systems during the Harbin evacuations.

5 Comments on “This week in the Voice: The poor taste of GU dining

  1. The Leo’s story was good look into the dining hall and Aramark, but the interesting thing about Leo’s is what came before 2008. Before Aramark, Leo’s food was run by Marriot. I honestly couldn’t tell much of a difference when the change occurred except for maybe more variety. I wonder if this has become a “grass is greener” situation.

  2. I can think of one population on campus that has been at diservice thanks to the changes in Leos…

    the 95% of people that eat meat.

  3. The Leo’s story overlooks the vast amount of people who actually like Leo’s. It sounds like the story’s conclusion was decided before the start of the investigation, which is kind of pathetic on the part of the reporter(s). And if they actually just couldn’t find people who like Leo’s, let me know, I’ll find some for them.

    @Vegans Win: I completely agree.

  4. The real problem is that Aramark has a monopoly on campus dining and have few incentives to stay accountable to the student body. If Georgetown ran its own dining, like Yale does, then dining would be more responsive to student needs.

    But a revolution in dining isn’t going to come unless students organize to demand it, and not enough people are outraged by the extortionary prices, mediocre quality, and lack of healthy options.

    So anyone that wants a change in dining needs to first launch a major information and education campaign into what we’re eating, because if people don’t know, they won’t care enough to want to change it.

  5. ON behalf of the the hourly staff i.e. cooks, line attendents, and all the other labor wrkers WE BELIEVE NOT ONLY IS ARAMARK FAULT BUT ALSO THE FAULT OF THE MANAGERS!! HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE MANAGERS TALK TO STUDENTS THATS NOT ON THE FOOD TEAM UNLESS THEIRS A PROBLEM. WE AS THE HOURLY EMPLOYEES CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH. IT IS TRUELY SAD TO SAY THAT WE FEEL JUST AS BAD AS YOU DO. WE HAVE TRIED TO TALK ABOUT BETTER FOOD AND HAD EVEN GAVE SUGGESTIONS BUT THAT WILL NOT HELP. WE HAVE EVEN TRIED TO CHANGE STUFF ON OUT OWN, THAT HASNT DONE ANYTHING BUT GET SOME OF US FIRED. WE WANT CHANGE WITH ALL OF YOU. THAT WONT COME UNTIL MANAGMENT IS CHANGE ALONG WITH THE COMPANY. TO THE STUDENTS THAT THINK LEOS SERVE GOOD FOOD BECAUSE ALL OF THE ACTION STATIONS YOU CAN NOT EAT THE SAME THING EVERY DAY FOR YOUR ENTIRE TIME THERE!!! TO THE PEOPLE MAKING COMMENTS ABOUT THE STUDENTS CRYING WHEN YOUR FAMILY IS SPENDING THEY HARD EARN MONEY FOR YOU TO EAT AND YOUR NOT EATING BECAUSE ITS NASTY AND THE MONEY IS JUST BEING WASTE YOU WILL THINK TWICE NOT!! NOT EVERY STUDENT THERE HAS PARENTS THAT CAN AFFORD THIS SCHOOL!!!

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