Liberty University #3 and Northwestern #5 on the List
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Daily Meal named eight Sodexo-operated dining programs to its list of Best Colleges for Food in 2017. Liberty University premiered on the list at number three and was praised for sourcing locally-grown produce and humanely-raised meat.
This year’s series offers perspectives from those paving the way for the next generation on campus with forward-thinking strategies aimed at challenging the future of traditional colleges and universities.
For college students, meal plans eliminate the hassle of grocery shopping and mealtime preparation -- a real plus as assignments and tests pile up. With numerous options in campus dining, Aramark’s registered dietitians in colleges and universities share their best tips on how to maintain a balanced diet on a meal plan for a healthy start to the spring semester. Learn more here.
The pace of change in higher education is accelerating faster than any time in history. Today, higher education is a global commodity with all the competition and product diversification of any Fortune 500 organization. Mostly steeped in learning constructs hundreds of years old, today’s colleges and universities are subject to stronger political, social, economic, and technology market forces than ever before and are driven by a generation of students that will not accept the status quo.
Sodexo wins university contract to develop and sustain a fully integrated dining program for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 19, 2017 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, was awarded a new dining contract to provide The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina with catering, residential and retail dining operations. Sodexo will offer the campus community an innovative dining services program through a professionally directed, energized and collaborative effort.
How Indiana University Bloomington diverted 300 tons of waste from landfills, kept students on budget
Indiana University Bloomington found a way to turn trash into treasure. At the end of each spring semester, the university’s sustainability office and the City of Bloomington collect items that students left in their apartments for the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale.
By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
For me, summer means memories of warm stretched-out days at camp, popsicles for lunch, and reading for hours on end. Now that I’m the mother of a rising 4th grader in the information age, it means that and more – an opportunity for him to learn new skills and retain those he learned last year, so he doesn’t experience the “summer slide” that affects so many students. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that kids experience when they take a break from their academic routines.
The 2016-2017 edition of President to President, titled “Integrated Approaches to Student Living and Campus Housing—Enhancing Quality of Life and Performance,” focused on issues, trends and opportunities related to campus life. University presidents from around the country shared their views and experiences on the relationship between life on campus and student success, comfort, and performance.
Often a stepping stone from childhood to young adulthood, college acts as a safe environment in which students can explore life beyond high school before entering the workforce. As these students anticipate a taste of independence, many of their parents face the confusion and discomfort associated with preparing their child for the next phase of their life.
For students, the college experience is a pivotal time of growth. Not only are these individuals learning new concepts and theories through their studies, many are also taking that first initial jump from childhood to adulthood as they navigate life with an increased sense of independence. Whether these students live on campus or commute from home, their experience at college shapes their first impression of life beyond the books. Because of this, providing the foundation for a robust campus community not only enhances the student experience but improves students’ quality of life.