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Chartwells employees, students advocate for laid-off workers

Le'Denise Henderson, a Chartwells barista who was laid off, speaks to protesters.

Nika Schoonover and Marcus Robertson

June 20, 2020

On Friday, June 19, Chartwells' dining workers marched and rallied with DePaul University students to call for compensation after they were laid off in March as a result of the pandemic. The march is also in celebration of Juneteenth to honor the freedom of African-Americans from slavery. Unite Here Loc...

DePaul community organization launches Action Week plan in support of Chartwells employees

DePaul community organization launches Action Week plan in support of Chartwells employees

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

May 27, 2020

After DePaul announced in March that the university would be moving to remote classes for the remainder of Spring Quarter, students and community members formed the DePaul Community Accountability Alliance in an effort to hold the university accountable to provide resources for its students, employees and...

SGA demands protections for Chartwells workers in resolution

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Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2020

DePaul’s Student Government Association (SGA) released a resolution today that demands protections for Chartwells dinings workers contracted by DePaul.  The resolution was written by Kelly Garcia, SGA senator for mission and ministry, and policy advisor Wesley Janicki. It was passed by SGA on M...

Chartwells employee at DePaul tests positive for coronavirus

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Patsy Newitt and Ella Lee

April 30, 2020

A sous chef working for Chartwells, DePaul’s contracted dining service, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 24.  The worker’s last day on site was three days prior, the day that he took the test. Still, Compass — Chartwells’ parent company — confirmed in an email to Chartwells’ union obtain...

Union asks DePaul to ensure pay for laid-off Chartwells employees

DePaul students get food in the dining area at the DePaul Center in the Loop.

Lacey Latch, Print Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

A few weeks ago, Yasmin Vinalay was a cook in the Lincoln Park Student Center, her ninth year working for Chartwells — the dining service contracted by DePaul. She and hundreds of others like her on college campuses across the city were suddenly out of work. As bills become due with four kids to fe...

Statewide call-in protest to urge universities to pay sub-contract workers

The Student Center (DePaulia File)

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2020

Administrators at some major Illinois universities can expect their phone lines to be busy Friday. In an effort to support those who have lost work during the COVID-19 pandemic, subcontracted workers and their allies are being encouraged to call the offices of university provosts and presidents a...

DePaul students with Halal diet worry about lack of transparency from dining hall

DePaul students with Halal diet worry about lack of transparency from dining hall

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2019

A group of students gather in the Student Center for a feast like no other as the chef responsible for the meal looks on proudly. It’s right after DePaul’s spring break in 2014 and Chartwells is unveiling their new halal certified meals after a long-held campaign from students across campus for mor...

SGA and Chartwells team up on new sustainability efforts

SGA and Chartwells team up on new sustainability efforts

Emma Oxnevad, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2018

DePaul Dining Services have employed a number of new sustainable options for the school year. According to a document sent out by DePaul Facility Operations before the start of the quarter, styrofoam will no longer be used in the dining halls, and both compostable cups and biodegradable straws will...

Students blast changes to meal plans

Students blast changes to meal plans

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

September 10, 2018

DePaul’s Dining Services has undergone a drastic transformation as part of larger updates for the school year, much to the chagrin of students. The changes to Dining Services were approved and instituted by Chartwells, DePaul’s food provider in partnership with Facility Operations. All of the...

Changes coming to DePaul Loop cafeteria

Changes coming to DePaul Loop cafeteria

Jessica Villagomez

July 2, 2015

DePaul’s Loop campus cafeteria is undergoing major renovations this summer in efforts to modernize the dining room and expand current food options, including a new coffee shop. Read More »...

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