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The Governor and UVM

The Governor and UVM

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor
February 15
Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

Gov. Phil Scott sat back in a wood chair in his large, fifth floor Montpelier office. He spoke quietly and slowly, pausing between thoughts, and leaned forward each time he told a story. He looked up as he described growing up in Barre, Vermont; he worked on construction jobs across the state, an...

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

Olivia Bowman, News Editor
February 15
Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

  Senior Brett Cohen of Needham, Mass. died at the University of Vermont Medical Center Feb. 14. Annie Stevens, the vice provost for student affairs, announced Cohen’s death in a campus-wide e-mail Feb. 15. “We extend our deepest condolences to Brett’s family,” Stevens stated....

Updates from the Educational Policy and Institutional Resources Committee

Updates from the Educational Policy and Institutional Resources Committee

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under News, The B.O.T.

The following topics were discussed in the Educational Policy and Institutional Resources committee at the February 2017 board of trustees meeting.   The committee discussed concerns regarding facilities for gender-neutral bathrooms and changing rooms, in addition to gender-specific faci...

New multipurpose center to be built on campus

New multipurpose center to be built on campus

Brandon Arcari, Senior Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under News, The B.O.T.

UVM will be spending millions of dollars for an athletic event center five times the size of the current one. The UVM board of trustees proposed the construction of two on-campus facilities to be built by 2022, earlier today. The plan for the center will cost around $80 million, said Tom Gustafson, vice pres...

Students seek more campus art

February 1
Filed under Campus, News

Vermont’s Queen City has provided many opportunities for students to engage with local art, students said. But, students are now seeking more accessible and student-driven art on campus, they said. The culture of art is already embedded into Burlington’s character, Sophomore Sydney Filler, an ar...

SGA Updates

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Off-Campus Housing Help There has been progress made on various off-campus housing programs, Gail Shampnois and Emily Howe of the Office of Student and Community Relations said while updating SGA members. The programs aim to unite UVM students living off-campus with their non-student neighbors....

Faculty senate calls upon UVM values

JP Riedel, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Professors convened to reaffirm UVM’s values after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. A faculty senate resolution, presented by sociology professor John Streeter and Faculty Senate Vice President Jan Carney on Jan. 23, states UVM will continue to uphold its values and help those exper...

Trump’s actions against EPA may affect UVM environmental programs

Kassondra Little, Hannah Morgan, and Bryan O'Keefe
February 1
Filed under Campus, Election, News, Uncategorized

While an environmental science major, Taylor Smith ‘16 spent the majority of his final semester at UVM planting 500 trees to revive the former grounds of Burlington College. Smith now works as an environmental scientist for a Massachusetts engineering company, working on a contract with the U.S. E...

UVM students join Women’s March on Washington

UVM students join Women’s March on Washington

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor
January 25
Filed under Election, News

A contingent of 48 UVM students joined the estimated 470,000 pink-hatted, sign-waving protesters who attended the Women's March on Washington Saturday. Some students were hours late to the march, watching tightly-packed Metro cars shuttle pink blurs of protesters from the surrounding suburbs ...

UVM students protest at Montpelier women’s march

JP Reidel, Senior Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Hundreds of UVM students joined over 15,000 Vermonters rallying in Montpelier in support of human rights and equality. In what became the largest protest in Vermont’s history, thousands gathered on the steps of the statehouse for the Women’s March on Montpelier and Unity Rally Jan. 21, ac...

Universities follow UVM with BLM flags

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under News

When UVM flew the Black Lives Matter flag on campus, the rest of the country noticed, and other colleges began to follow suit. Northwestern University raised a Black Lives Matter flag on Jan. 3 as part of a two-week movement entitled “Black Lives Matter: A Northwestern Dialogue.” “[The purpose...

UVM hosts environmental rally

Michelle Phillips, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Campus, News

Down Main Street drums sounded as students gathered for the UVM Stands Pro-Environment Rally. On Inauguration Day, a new non-partisan environmental club called UVM Stand hosted speakers at the Davis Center flagpole at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 to talk about facing climate change issues over the next four year...

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