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Georgetown and Livable Wages

November 15, 2005

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Even though there is a lot of activism on the UVM campus, what is the climate like at other universities and colleges? Have any universities agreed to give all workers living wages including costs for all basic necessities? Georgetown University and Washington University have taken recent steps to give workers favorable co...

Record Setting Oil Profits

November 15, 2005

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Oil reached an all time record high of about $70 a barrel in August, and though it has backed off a good deal, it is still expensive at about $58 a barrel. The American economy has so far been able to handle these prices with relative ease; growth in the 3rd quarter was 3.8 percent, 2 tenths higher than economists anticipated. D...

Calculating the Livable Wage in Vermont

Russell Trzaska

November 15, 2005

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Livable Wage is the hourly rate that a person in a given family situation needs to earn in order to meet his/her basic needs. These basic needs, as defined by the Vermont Joint Fiscal Office, include separate budgets for food, rent & utilities, transportation, child care, clothing & household expenses, telephone charges, ...

Applying Livable Wage at the University of Vermont

Russell Trzaska

November 15, 2005

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Currently, the possibility of instituting Livable Wage as a policy for all UVM employees is an issue that concerns the Student Government, the Administration, SLAP, Good jobs @UVM, the Peace and Justice Center, and every individual who is a student or employee of the university. The exact number of university employees earning a...

The Fall Institute on Prejudice: A Thought-Provoking Success

Russell Trzaska

November 8, 2005

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UVM's Department of Psychology recently hosted the sixth annual Fall Institute on Racism, Heterosexism, Bias and Oppression, bringing a diverse range of scholarly speakers to campus. The three-day event included workshops, films, lectures, discussions, and casual receptions aimed at bettering peoples' understanding of the da...

Frank Bryan Debates New York

Paul Damon

November 8, 2005

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According to a recent historical debate over Vermont's acceptance into the Union, New York could owe Vermont anywhere from $584,000 to $1.32 billion (nominal late 18th century terms). That figure is without accrued interest. The reparations stem from the 1791 ruling in which Vermont, to be accepted as a state, had to pay th...

The Rational Mind of A Drug Dealer

Nate Flannery

November 1, 2005

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In the not too recent past criminals were wantonly killed and dissected publicly in order to give the public a look into the medical make-up of the deranged and irrational criminal being. While most people would shun such brutal anti-crime tactics, it is reasonable to believe that most people would prefer to have fewer cr...

Volunteers in Action Student Leaders Reflect on Service

April 5, 2004

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UVM's Volunteers In Action (VIA) student organization was recognized last Thursday evening at the Burlington Neighborhood Night of Success, a program that celebrates individuals and organizations who contribute to the Burlington community. Fifteen VIA program coordinators and volunteers were present to receive the Neighborh...

From Civil War to Classroom

March 8, 2004

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They are not lost and they are no longer boys. And yet, for a group of Sudanese Refugees, ridding themselves of the term, "Lost Boys of Sudan," from the minds of Vermonters has proved to be as formidable a challenge as their journey to the United States. Today, approximately 50 males, aged 18-26, call Burlington, as well as...

Cocaine: Past and Present

November 3, 2003

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Cocaine: What it is and Where it is Cocaine is an alkaloid found in leaves of the South American shrub Erythroxylon coca. It is a powerfully reinforcing psychostimulant. The active ingredient of the coca plant was first isolated in the West by Albert Niemann around 1860. Sigmund Freud, an early enthusiast, described cocaine as a mag...

Happiness Is Not A Warm Gun

Ashley Lyons

February 3, 2003

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More often than not, "death be not proud," for death does not bear the torch of honor as it once did. So many deaths are today attributable to actions such as careless drug usage and reckless driving. And, sadly, these types of deaths are the ones the media chooses to glorify. News reports thus undermine the magnitude of death....

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