Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ken Toong bets dinner for six on Super Bowl outcome

By Staff

February 2, 2012

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

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

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

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...

UMass unveils new meals on wheels

By Stephen Hewitt

September 5, 2011

Hungry University of Massachusetts students now have a new source to quench their late-night munchies. UMass Dining has rolled out its first-ever mobile food service truck, offering quality food at convenient hours for students...

Video: The Annual Taste of UMass

By Herb Scribner

April 28, 2011

An inside look at the 17th annual Taste of UMass, featuring a video interview with UMass Dining director Ken Toong. Video filmed by Herb Scribner and edited by Emily Felder. Also, see photography of the event from Hannah Cohen. ...

‘Comfort Food?’ UC Irvine serves up chicken and waffles for MLK Day

By Claire Reid Kiss

February 7, 2011

On January 17, 2011, America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day off. However, at the University of California, Irvine, dining services celebrated a different way. According to a Jan. 27 report in the Los Ange...

UMass cuts its usage plastic bottles and aluminum cans

By Michelle Altman

September 29, 2010

This year the University of Massachusetts has made extensive efforts to cut the consumption of plastic water bottles and cans. “We were averaging about 4,000 users per day at the Grab & Go, all using plastic bottles or aluminum cans, that’s about 120,0...

There could be an App for that apple

By Matthew M. Robare

September 21, 2010

“Would you like to win a free iPad?” the pretty girl in the Auxiliary Services T-shirt said as I walked into Franklin Dinning Commons two Saturdays ago.            I’m going to be honest. I’m a man and I...