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The Big Short’ sells out big banks’ behavior

February 25, 2016

Filed under Archives, Reviews

“The Big Short” is a whirlwind of numbers, huge amounts of money, financial terminology and raging testosterone.The premise of the film is simple: it explains how the 2008 financial crisis occurred, introduces the men who predicted the disaster and reveals how they profited from it.“The Big Short” illustrates how the do...

Response to faculty contract renewals

May 5, 2014

Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

A recent Cynic article stated that "many professors" will not be returning next year. Unfortunately the article did not provide all the facts. And it failed to make clear that this relates to re-appointments of lecturers; tenured/tenure-track faculty are not at issue. Out of 75 full-time lecturers, 21 were reviewed for reap...

Much ado about the union

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, Opinion

A cloudy March day coaxed me downtown for provisions and pleasantries. A small crowd huddled around an unassuming wooden podium on the corner of Church and Cherry streets. Chittenden County Transit Authority bus driver and Local No. 597 union member Rob Slingerland stood at the helm - papers in hand, beanie on head. CCTA drivers were prepared to stri...

Building construction will take four years

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

The most expensive building project ever at UVM has been approved. At their meeting last month, members of the board of trustees approved a construction project that would remodel the current Cook Physical Sciences building, Angell Lecture Hall and expand to the green space outside of Old Mill. This building wou...

UVM says goodbye to “special” seniors

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

After four years together, the time has come to say goodbye to the six seniors of the UVM men's basketball team. "It really has been amazing. To have a senior class like this one is a truly rare event and I am just happy I had the opportunity to be a part of it," senior  forward Clancy Rugg said. ...

Housing master plan moves forward

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, Enterprise

Over the next few years the face of UVM will see significant changes, including the removal of certain buildings on campus to make room for the addition of others. President Tom Sullivan recently addressed many changes that will be made to the campus over the next few years. "We've got a number of really exciting projects that are ...

UVM to lease local school

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

After years of trying, UVM has recently been allowed to lease the Elihu B. Taft building, located on the corner of Pearl and South Williams Streets. The building belongs to the Burlington school district, and was willed to them by Taft in 1938, according to VTDigger.  The will stated that the building had to be used fo...

Crime log

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, Crime Log, News

April 10 7:35 a.m. A lost wallet that was found near Billings Lecture Hall on Central Campus was turned into police services so that it could be put in the lost and found for someone to claim it. However, when police searched the wallet for identification, they found a fake ID inside. The student that the wallet belonged t...

SGA updates

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

SGA Meeting: April 8 Ê Members of SGA listened to a presentation regarding STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System at UVM. The presentation explained what the system is, and why UVM chose it. The University is part of the STARS program based off a recommendation made to President Sullivan in the En...

Fraternity to seek a cure by laughter

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

Actor-comedian Seth Rogen will be visiting UVM, thanks to the hard work of one dedicated University group. The brothers of Fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha have finished first in the national fundraising campaign Hilarity for Charity U. "It's a great achievement for our fraternity," sophomore member Ch...

Increase brain flow by increased sleep

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, Life

For most of us, the hardest part of the semester is now looming. Days are filled with studying for exams, preparing presentations or working on group projects. Long days and nights in the library are in the near future, but it's important to remember that sleep is a vital part of proper brain functio...

Campus gets a ride home

April 15, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

Imagine it's the weekend and you're stranded downtown, wallet-less and in need of a lift. Well, there is a new service that can help. CampusRides is a "peer-to- peer," student-run service that gives rides to students in need of a sober driver, according to a press release April 1. "I think it's a great t...

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