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City councillor seeks SGA support in bystander intervention program

City councillor seeks SGA support in bystander intervention program

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

When UVM graduate Adam Roof '11 (I-Ward 8), was a student, he knew that he wanted to do something to address sexual assault in Burlington, he said.  Today, as city councillor, he's doing just that. In an SGA meeting on March 28, Roof asked for UVM's participation in a bystander intervention program...

City council discusses housing and UVM

City council discusses housing and UVM

John Riedel and Chris Dillon
April 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

As city council elections have come to an end, the new council is looking toward tackling housing and development during its first term. Housing has been an issue in Burlington for decades, and the new city council is emphasizing the need to develop new housing for both students and families. ...

Migrant justice activists return home after immigration hearing

Migrant justice activists return home after immigration hearing

Chloe Chaobal, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Boston March 28 in support of recently arrested Vermont immigration activists. Enrique Balcazar and Zully Palacios, who are married, were arrested March 17 in Burlington. Palacios was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement for ov...

Sullivan assessed by board of trustee’s review

Sullivan assessed by board of trustee’s review

Lucy Bisselle, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan thinks it necessary to value free speech on college campuses, according to a new book he is writing, which has yet to be named.   Sullivan’s book will outline the challenges of interpreting the First Amendment and emphasize the necessity for college campuses to cultiva...

Senator elected to Vice Presidency

Senator elected to Vice Presidency

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Junior Nicole Woodcock waved to one of her fellow senators before sitting down in an armchair tucked in a back corner of the SGA office. From her time on senate, she knows everyone in this office. Woodcock will serve as SGA vice president for the upcoming year. She said her road to engagement d...

New president marks beginning of an era

New president marks beginning of an era

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Junior Chris Petrillo took off his baseball cap and pushed up the sleeves of the longsleeve shirt bearing the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity logo as he sat down. Petrillo leaned forward on the couch located in the back corner of the SGA office, placing his elbows on his knees, avoiding looking at the ...

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor
April 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

As in many other homes on Buell Street, residents of the Dismas House and their guests sat down at 6 p.m. on Thursday to share dinner and chat about their days. Everyone said what they were grateful for and swapped stories over bowls of pasta, vegetables and bowls of ice cream with a homemade wi...

New fitness center sparks mixed responses

New fitness center sparks mixed responses

Lucy Bisselle, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

After navigating Patrick Gym, students stood looking out at the Green Mountains while waiting to use weights and cardio equipment. UVM has outgrown the Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson Complex, which was built in 1963, Athletic Director Jeff Schulman said. “You mean the maze?” first-year Julia...

Two UVM fraternities sanctioned

Two UVM fraternities sanctioned

Olivia Bowman, News Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

University of Vermont fraternity chapters AGR and FIJI have been issued separate sanctions by the University for violation of University policies, according to a Mar. 30 University press release.   FIJI has received a four-year suspension after violating UVM's alcohol policy by the Cente...

SGA Updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Proposal to address concerns over current exam schedule SGA is drafting a proposal to present to the Faculty Senate expressing concerns over the current exam schedule. The proposal would not likely affect the upcoming spring exams, but hopefully will affect next year at the earliest. Changes come...

Heightened Surveillance

Heightened Surveillance

Joey Waldinger and Erika B. Lewy
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Residents of Coolidge Hall are now used to seeing many police officers walking up and down their hallways this semester. UVM police services began doing community walks at residential halls in February under the direction of ResLife. They were told to respond to vandalism and drug use in Coolidge...