Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Hampshire to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony

By Jaclyn Bryson

September 10, 2013

Filed under Campus News, News

The newly renovated Hampshire Dining Commons will be recognized with a grand re-opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony this Tuesday, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Dining Services.   The ribbon cutting will take p...

Hampshire Dining Commons: Two weeks until closing

By Mitchell Scuzzarella

November 26, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The Hampshire Dining Commons will shut down for renovations at the end of the semester and will reopen in mid-August of next year. According to Ken Toong, the executive director of Auxiliary Enterprises, Hampshire’s curre...

Hampshire Dining Commons closed for Columbus Day weekend

By Katherine Clark

October 5, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Hampshire Dining Commons will be closed for Columbus Day weekend. But unlike next semester, it won’t be for renovations. “Closing Hampshire will be a good way of being more efficient. It will cut back on labor costs,...

UMass DC’s get creative with peanut butter

By Steffi Porter

October 4, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Peanut butter and jelly has some competition. Weird, different and delicious are three words a number of students used to describe the new peanut butter bars at the dining commons at the University of Massachusetts, which began servin...

Campus Center Concourse receives facelift

By Mary Reines

September 7, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

There’s more updates to come to the Campus Center. Currently, the old lights have been ripped out and replaced with new ones that hang down like flying saucers. The concrete walls outside the Blue Wall Café have been replaced with open glass windows. And by the end of Octo...

UMass dashes and dines

By Ardee Napolitano

April 23, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Over 600 people gathered in front of Berkshire Dining Commons Saturday morning to partake in the University of Massachusetts’ third-annual 5K Dash and Dine. Sponsored by the University’s Auxiliary Services, the event ho...

UMass to implement several strategies to break wasting food habits

By Brittney Figueira

April 12, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

With buffet style dining, it is hard not to waste food on a college campus. And while food waste may be inevitable, the University of Massachusetts has implemented several strategies to break their monthly streak of wasting...

UMass serving up fresher, less expensive produce from local farms

By Stephen Sellner

April 10, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Jesse Kummer enjoys an apple everyday on his way to class. The University of Massachusetts sophomore grabs one every day after finishing lunch at Hampshire Dining Commons. What Kummer doesn’t know, is that his apple a day co...

Ken Toong bets dinner for six on Super Bowl outcome

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

February 2, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

The University of Massachusetts and New York University have gotten in the Super Bowl spirit with a friendly food wager as the New England Patriots face the New York Giants in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, according to a press releas...

UM eateries to undergo renovations

By Steffi Porter

January 26, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Renovations are on the menu for University of Massachusetts dining commons (DC) as Auxiliary Enterprises intends to spend $69 million revamping the facilities over the next six years. The DCs, which serve over 40,000 meals ...

Dining halls start to use cage-free eggs

By Katie Landeck

December 5, 2011

Filed under News

Recently, the University of Massachusetts has decided to incorporate more hard shell cage-free eggs into its dining commons. The decision came after students began to petition the University to make the switch. “I was perplexed...

Baby Berk a crowd-pleasing favorite for some UMass students

By Stephen Hewitt

October 24, 2011

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

Coated with neon colors, armed with a state-of-the-art kitchen and serving some of the freshest food on campus, the newest mobile meal machine at the University of Massachusetts has had its fair share of success in over a month...