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University recognized for reduction in high risk drinking

University recognized for reduction in high risk drinking

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer
July 10, 2017
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UVM was one of three universities to receive recognition for its efforts to reduce high risk drinking and substance abuse on campus. The University was presented with the Prevention Excellence Award at the annual Campus Prevention Network Summit June 12 in Boston by EVERFI, an education technology co...

Letter from Sullivan reinforces university commitment to sustainabilty

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
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UVM President Tom Sullivan sent an email to the UVM community reconfirming the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability June 6. The email was sent in response to President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord June 1, according to the email. The accord, wh...

Burlington’s electric utility offers new rebate

Brandon Arcari, Senior Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
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Buyers of new electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles costing under $50,000 in Burlington can receive a $1200 rebate from Burlington Electric, the city’s electric utility. The rebate is offered as part of a four-year program to achieve net-zero emissions in electric, thermal and ground transport areas in ...

UVM helping to test new vaccine for troops

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
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UVM is testing a modernized vaccine that aims to protect military troops against the adenovirus infection. Adenovirus is an infection that can cause acute respiratory disease, a leading cause of morbidity at military training facilities, according to a May 20 email from public relations director...

Lowest tuition increase in 40 years approved by board of trustees

Lowest tuition increase in 40 years approved by board of trustees

Linsday Freed, Staff Writer
May 29, 2017
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The lowest tuition percentage increase since 1977 was passed by the board of trustees May 20. In-state tuition will rise 2.7 percent, from $15,096 to $15,504, and out-of state tuition will rise 2.5 percent, from $38,180 to $39,120, for the 2017-2018 academic year, said trustee Soraiya Thura, who sits...

SGA president Petrillo presents to UVM board

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer
May 26, 2017
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SGA President Chris Petrillo gave his first presentation to the board of trustees May 19. Part of the SGA president’s role is to be the face of the Student Body at the board of trustees meeting, which occurs tri-annually In addition, the SGA president updates the board on what the SGA senate...

Board of trustees meeting pushes research

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer
May 26, 2017
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Entrepreneurial research stood out at the tri-annual UVM board of trustees meeting May 19 - 20. University officials presented some of their current research on entrepreneurship at the meeting May 19. “We believe that the region is at a tipping point for innovation and entrepreneurship,” G...

Board of trustees third tri-annual meeting

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer
May 25, 2017
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New Minors and Certificates Presented to the Board The Faculty Senate approved two new minors and two new undergraduate certificates. The new public policy analysis minor will be in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the minor in education for cultural and linguistic diversity will be in the Co...

UVM will hold commencement outside

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer
May 20, 2017
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The University will hold its 216th Commencement outside May 21. The main commencement ceremony will take place on the University Green at 8:20 a.m. Tickets are not required, according to a UVM press release. The University decided to hold the ceremony outside in anticipation of good weather, according to the p...

Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
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The University can't figure out who stole the rhinoceros horn.   UVM police services and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a total of $3,000 for the horn’s return and the thief’s identity, said Tim Bilodeau, deputy chief of UVM police.   Biology department staff not...

Rhino horn stolen from campus; reward offered

Lindsay Freed, Cynic Correspondent
May 6, 2017
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The University is offering a reward for information about a black rhino horn stolen from campus.   The University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a $3,000 reward for the horn’s return and the thief’s identity, according to a May 3 Associated Press article.   ...

Van decorated to combat addiction stigma

Greta Brown, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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While some were getting high with friends April 20, others celebrated by decorating an old van with positive images to support recovering addicts.   Junior Rory Butler lost a friend to a heroin overdose in January and decided to bring attention to the issue with his “UVM Recovery Van...

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