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Dining Services release annual satisfaction survey

Mason’s Dining Services issues a survey each year for staff, student and faculty feedback about the various dining options on campus. According to Mark Kraner, executive director for Retail Operations at Mason, this is the eighth year that campus dining has…

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Opening of campus Panera Bread postponed

To the disappointment of many students, the opening of Panera Bread, the newest addition to the Johnson Center, has been postponed. “At this time it is anticipated that Panera will start training January 5th and open in time for spring…

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New Mason IDs starting Spring 2015

A version of this story appeared in the Nov. 3 issue of Fourth Estate. The Mason Card Office will start issuing new IDs to students, faculty and staff starting next semester. Executive Director of Campus Retail Operations Mark Kraner says…

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No Chipotle at University Mall

Forget the burritos: despite online rumors, Chipotle will not be added to the newly renovated University Mall. “There is not a Chipotle coming to University Mall at this time,” said Chuck Mason, vice president of Geo. H. Rucker Reality Corp.,…

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Falafel House food truck brings diversity to dining

Students craving a new lunch option can now visit Falafel House, a food truck that serves falafel in a variety of ways including sandwiches, bowls and bites. Falafel House is parked outside Northern Neck on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30…

Student-led initiatives aim to promote dining sustainability

Two student-led programs on Mason’s campus, The Campus Kitchen Project and GMU Cups Up, are answering the call to go green.  Both programs are designed to increase sustainability in Mason’s kitchens and dining venues. The Campus Kitchens Project allows university…

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Optic technology grants access to Anytime Dining

Beginning this fall, Mason Dining is reducing their reliance on Mason IDs, which had previously given students access to Mason’s gyms, housing and dining. This summer, all incoming freshman with meal plans will have their eyes scanned, specifically their irises,…

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Man on the Street: Mason Dining

Each year, some of the biggest changes on campus are to dining. With a new dining hall in President’s Park and Student Government attempting to change the source of campus food, 2014 seems no different. Fourth Estate asked students about…

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Student senate passes bill to promote local, healthy food

On March 6, Mason’s student senate passed the Real Food resolution, a bill that attempts to change the current food source for all of Mason’s dining. If passed through the administration, this bill will transition the majority of Mason Dining’s…