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Pitt dining workers struggling with no pay after mass layoffs

Sodexo laid off a majority of its workers without pay over spring break, when Pitt adjusted its dining services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Market Central and The Perch, the two dining halls on campus, remain closed.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Sodexo, the University’s dining contractor of 29 years, laid off a majority of its 400 to 500 workers without pay over spring break, when Pitt adjusted its dining services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial: Pitt’s new dining contract shows the importance of listening to students

Pitt announced on Tuesday that it will not renew its contract with Sodexo.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 17, 2020

Pitt deserves praise for this choice, having listened to student input and taking what was said seriously. The University should continue to do so.

Pitt to temporarily shutter dining halls as classes move online

A student swiping into Market Central.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Pitt Dining will temporarily shutter both dining halls, Market Central and The Perch at Sutherland Hall, and adjust the operating hours of several other campus eateries.

The inside scoop on the dining contract negotiation process

The University’s current dining contract with Sodexo will expire this summer with a new contract starting July 1. Planning for the contract transition to a new vendor or renewal with Sodexo would take place between March and July.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

January 23, 2020

Pitt Dining will have to make a decision in the next few months — not on a menu, but on who gets to make the menus.

SGB honors the memory of Pitt student Barbara Como

The Student Government Board started its weekly meeting with a moment of silence for Pitt senior Barbara Como.

By Anushay Chaudhry, For The Pitt News

January 22, 2020

SGB started their weely meeting Tuesday night by having a moment of silence for Pitt senior Barbara Como who passed away Saturday.

How Market Thanksgiving comes together

Market Thanksgiving is an annual Pitt tradition held before Thanksgiving break.

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Annual planning for Market Thanksgiving means finding distributors who can provide enough food — 2,000 pounds of turkey, 40 cases of sweet potatoes and 30 cases of mashed potatoes to be exact.

Market Central cited for 5 low-risk health code violations

 Market Central was cited by the Allegheny County Health Department for five health code violations Thursday.

By Jon Moss, Assistant News Editor

October 31, 2019

The Allegheny County Health Department cited Market Central for five health code violations Thursday.

Opinion | Market is on the path to improvement

Opinion | Market is on the path to improvement

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

October 6, 2019

Students should be open-minded and give Market another try, rather than writing it off immediately.

Satire | Public service announcement: Beware the Market Central moochers

Satire | Public service announcement: Beware the Market Central moochers

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

September 25, 2019

They’ll be in your inbox, DMs, group chats, Snapchat and LinkedIn messages asking for a swipe.

Market Central passes health department reinspection

Market passed a Tuesday reinspection after receiving nine violations in an inspection last week.

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor

April 16, 2019

Market Central passed a Tuesday reinspection by the Allegheny County Health Department after being cited for nine health code violations last Monday.

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