ARAMARK hires new liaison for UR

Cameron Schauf began his job as the new liaison between ARAMARK and UR on Oct. 1. Shauf’s employment was in response to a growing need for an administrator experienced in dining programs. Schauf will manage all auxiliary operations, which include services at the dining centers, the bookstore and vending machines. Additionally, he will work on continuing to build the partnership between UR and ARAMARK. “My impression is that the university needed someone to work for the university with food service experience,” Schauf said. “And that is my background. I’ve been involved in college [and] university dining service all my career.”The new director will be working with ARAMARK’s district manager Brad Bingaman in utilizing the existing channels of communication to build a program that is responsive to the feedback of the students and UR.”We hope to get a feeling for how effective the changes were,” Bingaman said. “And we will be looking for new ideas for next year.”Some of the changes from last year include the fresh tossed salad mix option and the Tortilla Fresca at Douglass Dining Center, the panini program at Hillside Caf, the noodle bar at the Pit and the C3 store. “UR has a great desire to provide great food for students,” Schauf said. “There are lots of choices and variety and the university has a willingness to try new things.”

Xerox chairman speaks, honors founder Wilson

During Meliora Weekend, Xerox Corporation CEO and chairman Anne Mulcahy honored Joseph C. Wilson.Mulcahy has worked at Xerox for 28 years and was named a business icon for her dealings within Xerox. She began her speech by commemorating Wilson (1909-1971), the founder of Xerox. Wilson was recently awarded the Eastman Medal for his achievement and service. The company survived hard times due to Wilson’s respect for his employees. “[Wilson] tried to know everyone in his company on a first-name basis, and he was more apt to ask you how the family was than how the business was,” Mulcahy said.Wilson was a renowned leader. He led the New York State Steering Committee on Social Problems and was titled chairman of the President’s Committee on U.S. Health Education. He also served as a trustee for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Referencing her own experiences, Mulcahy spoke about the lessons she has learned while working for Xerox. “I’ve learned about the power of communication – you just can’t do enough of it,” Mulcahy said. “I’ve learned about the importance of culture – you need to change the bad, but most importantly, leverage the good. I’ve learned about the importance of leadership – bad leadership can ruin a company overnight, while good leadership can improve a company over time.”She spoke about the purpose and goals of Xerox. “We must focus on helping people find better ways to do great work by constantly providing products, knowledge and services from our labs to our customers, this is not only our mantra but our mission,” she said.When asked why she took the position of CEO and chairman of Xerox while the company was in remission, Mulcahy replied, “I came to the role of president when certainly the company was in significant trouble, but I had been with the company for 28 years. For me, Xerox was more of a passion, a mission, than it was a job.” Reporting by Audrey Rickettsand Vera Zavin.

Notes by Nadia: The myth of summer vacation

Summer vacation is no longer a vacation.

5 students banned from campus for Gaza solidarity encampment

UR has been banning community members from campus since November for on-campus protests, but the first bans for current students were issued this weekend.

Furries on UR campus?

A few months ago, as I did my daily walk to class through the tunnels to escape the February cold,…