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U. of Findlay revamps campus dining with robot delivery

The University of Findlay has revamped its campus dining experience with the addition of delivery robots from Kiwibot. The arrival of robot delivery joins a host of other changes to Findlay dining, including redesigned dining facilities and new meal options.

Grand Valley State reflects on year of cashless ops

Grand Valley State University is on the verge of one full year of cashless operations on campus. The university's Cashless Campus Initiative will remain in place this fall after a successful first year.

How campus kiosks, ID cards can ease the labor shortage

In a recent webinar for the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU), two leaders from campus transaction system provider CBORD detailed how the campus labor shortage is impacting schools, and how some institutions are using solutions like self-order kiosks to reduce costs, and ease understaffing.

Texas A&M dining halls go cashless

Texas A&M University is moving to a cashless environment in Aggie Dining. The university will also launch mobile ordering at most of its retail campus dining locations, with the ultimate goal of converting to an entirely cashless experience across all campus dining locations.

Transact Campus acquires mobile ordering provider Hangry

Campus credential and payment solutions provider, Transact Campus, has acquired campus mobile ordering provider, Hangry. Hangry was already an established Transact partner, and the company's mobile ordering platform for higher education will play a role in a larger strategic growth plan for Transact.

U. of British Columbia moves to all-access meal plan

The University of British Columbia will offer a new meal plan option for students this fall, adding all-access dining for first-year residences. The new all-access model will take effect this September, and will be a departure from UBC's existing declining debit dining plan.

Boston College & CBORD bring kiosks, mobile ordering to campus

Boston College has joined a growing roster of universities to turn to technology in campus dining to both streamline efficiencies in dining operations, and also account for the growing labor shortage challenge in higher ed. To accomplish this, Boston College is working with transaction system provider, CBORD, to leverage the company’s Nextep self-service kiosks, and mobile ordering through the GET app, to alleviate queuing at a new campus dining location.

Report illustrates benefit of campus food pantries

A new survey of university students is pointing to the tangible benefits -- including boosted physical and mental health and improved sleep -- that campus food pantries offer to students in need. A growing number of universities across the country have devoted energy and funding to maintain on-campus food pantries in an effort to alleviate food insecurity amongst the student population.

Picnic Works, Chartwells expand on campus dining experience

Food automation technology provider, Picnic Works, has expanded its university partnership with food service management company, Chartwells Higher Education. Following a successful pilot program at Texas A&M and the University of Chicago, Chartwells is revamping the campus dining experience with cutting-edge kitchen equipment from Picnic.

Grubhub partners with Cartken for robot delivery

Mobile food-ordering and delivery platform, Grubhub has partnered with Cartken, a technology startup that specializes in self-driving, AI-powered robotics and delivery operations, to bring robot delivery to college campuses. The new delivery partnership was piloted at Ohio State University this spring, and a full roll out will begin when students return to campus this fall.

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