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University considers dropping sugary drinks due to soda tax

School officials are deciding whether they should limit the amount of sweetened beverages served in dining halls or eliminate them altogether.

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Issue: Lunch shaming

Stories of students who can’t pay for lunch being given a subpar meal or shamed for their debt have proliferated in recent years, and it’s not an uncommon problem.

Three campus eateries will see changes this fall.

Nine full-time and three part-time staffers will be let go in June.

Though kitchens in general can be a minefield of issues, bakeries present some unique challenges thanks in part to the finicky nature of yeast.

Noncommercial operators deal with the aftermath of a wage law in purgatory.

The plates began disappearing after Boston College switched to reusable ware as part of a sustainability initiative.

When the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign switched from standard latex gloves to nitrile gloves, it also set up a recycling program.

In high-volume operations, few look at herb gardens as the end-all-be-all budgeting solution. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a return on the investment.

Here are a few labor tips from the University of Michigan dining team in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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