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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...

Trumpdates

March 30, 2017
Filed under Election, News

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to 36 percent, the lowest it has been since he took office Jan. 20, according to Gallup. This drop in Trump’s approval rating came after House Republicans pulled a bill from the floor March 24 that would repeal Obamacare. This new rating is two points below Barack Obama’s lowest o...

UPB announces SpringFest headliner

Staff Report
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Campus, News

This year’s SpringFest will feature exclusively international artists, with the exception of one local band. UVM Program Board announced the headliner for this year’s SpringFest, Irish indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Club, at Nectar’s March 25. German R&B singer-songwriter Bibi Bour...

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under News, Vermont

Following their interest in Vermont's environmental laws, a team of Chinese researchers and government officials visited Burlington at the beginning of March. This delegation, which was representing the School of Law at Fudan University in Shanghai, studied how Vermont has drafted laws to clean ...

Community honors UVM student

Community honors UVM student

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

More than 100 friends and family members of the late Brett Cohen gathered at Stowe Mountain Resort to ski, ride and share memories in his honor. His friends, seniors Dewey Sheehan, Sloane Ross, Zack Pensak and Lucy Lee, worked with Stowe to get discounted day passes, reserve rooms, and organize a...

SGA finalizes 2017-2018 club budget

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Each year, SGA is tasked with creating a budget to help fund all 147 student organizations recognized at UVM. The $1.3 million budget, allocates funds to SGA-recognized organizations for the 2017-2018 academic year. It was passed March 21. The budget has increased about $59,000 since last year, ...

Bring it Back

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After an 8-year push by students and the community, steps were made to bring back UVM varsity baseball. SGA President Jason Maulucci met with the Friends of UVM Baseball committee on Jan. 28 to work out a plan to reinstate the team. Varsity baseball was discontinued at UVM in 2009. Friends of ...

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf
March 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

An SGA presidential campaign video set against a projection of a galaxy photo and scored with the “Game of Thrones” theme song has been viewed over 6 thousand times, according to Facebook.   The video was produced by candidate junior Niko Wu, a sociology major. Wu is running against junior Chris Petrillo, a mechanical engineering major.   ...

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