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NKU officials discuss potential mandatory commuter meal plan

In the case that Spring semester looks similar to this semester and the meal plan gets delayed again, Hales said that NKU would have to renegotiate its contract with Chartwells and see what the impact of the delay would be.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

August 29, 2020

Earlier this month, NKU’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Hales sent out an email announcing that the mandatory commuter meal plan would be delayed until the Spring 2021 semester.  The plan was delayed due to it not aligning with NKU’s moving forward plan and attempts to “de-densify campus.” T...

Callahan Bistro making changes following food complaints

Food service in Callahan Bistro is changing.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

April 15, 2019

The Callahan Bistro has made changes to their menus after multiple complaints from NKU students regarding the safety and quality of their food. Earlier this February, many resident assistants at Callahan Hall met with the Bistro dining manager to discuss concerns raised from residents. These concer...

What you missed at SGA Mar. 4

SGA senators talk about spring break plans during a short recess. Taken March 4.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 6, 2019

SGA talks Chick-fil-A Andy Meeks, director of business operations and auxiliary services, sat in on Monday’s SGA meeting to help facilitate an open dialogue about coming food vendor options. According to Meeks, NKU’s food and beverage services have gone up for bid and in an unusual turn of event...

Dining for your lifestyle: diets on campus

Busy schedules can make eating healthy in college a struggle.

Chelsea Livers Gowdy, Reporter

February 28, 2019

NKU’s campus dining generally consists of burgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, crisp salads, pizza and fresh baked desserts. Fast food options are no strangers to college campuses; they may even be considered an essential part of the college experience. “It’s easier and cheaper to make [fast f...

Residents of Callahan Hall forced to find food elsewhere

Residents of Callahan Hall forced to find food elsewhere

Abby Anstead, News Editor

August 26, 2015

Dining must be fit into the busy schedules of those who live in Callahan Hall. As the renovations of Callahan Bistro remain unfinished, students must travel to main campus in order to grab a meal. Renovations began last March, and were originally supposed to be finished by August 1.  Now, almost tw...

NKU’s healthy food policy unique among Kentucky universities

Freshmen Macy Hamblin and Morgan Shafer enjoy a meal at The Village Café in Norse Commons. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and Healthy U options are offered every day.

Peter Enzweiler, Contributer

February 6, 2015

During an average lunch period, 900 students, faculty and staff buy a meal at the food court in NKU’s Student Union.  That’s not to mention the 2,000 or more meals served in the residential dining halls every day.  These are just some of the people that benefit from NKU’s healthy food policy, th...

Student Union shrinks drinks, raises prices to match inflation

 Student Union shrinks drinks, raises prices to match inflation

Brittany Smart, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2014

Some students may have noticed that the cups in the Student Union that come with a standard meal are now nearly half the size they used to be, but are sold at the same price. Starting this semester 16 oz. Pepsi cups accompany the meal, whereas before 24 oz. cups did. Melissa Pompa, the resident dis...

Students unblocked from NKU Dining’s Twitter account

Kevin Schultz, News editor

February 22, 2013

Issue, according to NKU Dining, was “a big miscommunication” NKU Dining announced Monday Feb. 18 that it had unblocked all students from its live Twitter feed. The department added that the entire issue over blocking students from its Twitter account last week was due to a general misunderstanding...

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