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Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Vermont

Senior Jake Danford became close friends with a couple while interning at a Vermont advocacy group, Migrant Justice. Now, his friends may face deportation. The couple, Enrique Balcazar and Zully Palacios, were arrested by immigration enforcement March 17, he said. Danford hopes everyone remembers...

Faculty Senate change grade labels

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The Faculty Senate has changed the labels of grades submitted late by professors to eliminate consequences felt by students. “Administrative failing,” “administrative unsatisfactory progress” and “administrative no pass” will replace “failing,” “unsatisfactory progress” and “no pa...

SGA updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Student Government Elections Election packets for the position of President and Vice President of the SGA are due Wednesday, Mar. 22. These packets must be completed in order to run for the positions. Elections for President and Vice President will be held on Mar. 28 and 29.   Student Senate E...

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

UVM hosted a conference on the connections between Vermont and its neighbor to the north. The March 20 French-Canadian connections conference, focused on the relations between Vermont and Quebec. It featured speakers including UVM President Tom Sullivan, Gov. Phil Scott and Rita de Santis, the Qu...

UVM Health Network switches to electronic records

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under News

UVM Health Network has been working to improve patient care for years. Finally, they have reached an advancement in electronic health records. According to a Jan. 3 press release, UVM began implementing an electronic health records system in 2008, called Epic. The transition to the Epic system ende...

Looking at the matchup: what to know about each team’s seasons before the round of 64

Looking at the matchup: what to know about each team’s seasons before the round of 64

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under March Madness, News, Sports

The Men's basketball team will take on Purdue University in the round of 64 of the NCAA tournament, March Madness. After a nail biting finish, the team finished their run through the America East conference undefeated with a 56-53 win over the University at Albany in Saturday’s championship at...

After a narrow victory, Cats will dance in March Madness

After a narrow victory, Cats will dance in March Madness

March 14, 2017
Filed under March Madness, News, Sports

For the first time since 2012, Vermont men’s basketball is going dancing. The Catamounts punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 56-53 win over the University at Albany in the America East championship Feb. 11 in front of a sold-out Patrick Gym. Vermont started the game with back-to-ba...

Former students die after tree is blown onto car

Former students die after tree is blown onto car

Staff Report
March 13, 2017
Filed under News

    Two members of the UVM community died after a tree was blown by 70 mph winds onto the roof of their car last week.   Maggie Potter ‘16, 23, and her boyfriend Maxwell Muessig, 20, died at the scene in Freeman Township, Michigan March 8, according to a March 9 Michigan...

UVM awarded for human rights efforts

Lucy Bisselle, Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

An initiative launched at UVM received an award for its work with torture victims. On Feb. 15, the 2017 Human Rights Award was presented by the American Psychiatric Association to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs which includes UVM’s organization, the New England Survivors of Tort...

SGA reopens discussion of reading days

SGA reopens discussion of reading days

Jacob Ide, Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Readings days are back on the table. SGA requests to reopen conversations around reading days reinstatement led to a discussion with campus-wide representation on March 6. “The conversation was productive,” said SGA President Jason Maulucci. But, he said the Faculty Senate had not fully consu...

SGA to minimize emissions

SGA to minimize emissions

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

SGA is looking to greatly minimize UVM’s impact on the environment by 2025. In 2010, UVM committed to being carbon neutral by 2025 as part of a nationwide effort by universities across the country. “I decided because of that to launch a study to look into how SGA could be carbon neutral by 2025,”...

UVM hosts human trafficking conference

Chris Dillon and Kassondra Little
March 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

In February, UVM brought together an FBI agent, doctors and community service workers to address human trafficking in Vermont. The Department of Family Medicine and the Larner College of Medicine hosts the annual Cultural Awareness Conference. This year's conference focused on how medical professional...

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