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City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

Colin Bushweller
November 30
Filed under News, Vermont

After years of planning, Burlington is making changes to its streets. Burlington Residents came together at City Hall for a presentation about the Great Streets Initiative by the project’s leaders on what’s happening and what’s to come with the town center’s development Nov. 16. The de...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

November 30
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other institutions, UVM is a part of a nationwide movement known as the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative,...

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy
November 29
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Mental health professionals may be more likely to take on new white patients than black patients according to a new study. The study, conducted by UVM researchers, found racial bias in mental health services. Professor Lance Smith lead the team. “We noticed that ‘Lakisha’ was more like...

Students watch as campus tranforms

Students watch as campus tranforms

Camilla Broccolo
November 29
Filed under Campus, News

A group of prospective UVM students and families led by a tour guide shuffled past the construction site of the new residence hall that will be open in August 2017. This is just one of the buildings that will be included in the new housing model ResLife will be transitioning to starting next fall....

UVM study reveals race effects whether a mental health counselor will follow up with a patient

Erika B. Lewy
November 19
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Mental health professionals may be more likely to take on new white patients than black patients according to a new study.  The study, conducted by UVM researchers, found racial bias in mental health services. Professor Lance Smith lead the team. "We noticed that ‘Lakisha’ was more likel...

School welcomes Mosaic Center to campus

School welcomes Mosaic Center to campus

Chloe Chaobal
November 15
Filed under Campus, News

For the third time in its existence, the ALANA Student Center has officially changed its name. The African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center formally opened it’s doors to the community in an open house celebration Nov. 10, where it announced its name change to the Mosaic Center for S...

$1 million donated to help bike paths

$1 million donated to help bike paths

Alexandra Shannon
November 15
Filed under News, Vermont

A check of over $1 million was presented to Mayor Miro Weinberger by The Parks Foundation to improve the waterfront bike path. The Parks Foundation works to inspire the spirit of stewardship and philanthropy for Burlington’s parks and recreational properties, according to their website. Ove...

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Erika B. Lewy
November 15
Filed under Election, News, Vermont

Hundreds of protesters braved near freezing temperatures Nov. 11, to attend a 7 p.m. vigil for “inclusiveness, kindness, and empathy” following the election Nov. 8.   The vigil concluded a day of protesting in and around City Hall Park on Friday. As night fell, calls for peace, hope, and unity c...

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

Colin Bushweller
November 15
Filed under News, Vermont

Tears of happiness, sorrow and uncertainty were shed at the Vermont Democratic Party election reception. Vermont Democrats congregated in the Adirondack Ballroom in Burlington’s  Hilton Hotel to watch as election results trickled in the evening Nov. 8. “We did it the ‘Vermont way,’” Verm...

Campus services support students after election

Campus services support students after election

November 15
Filed under Campus, News

From the Waterman building to the Living/Learning Center, students found support following the results of the presidential election. Campus minister John Meinen expressed a desire to create a space where both problems and solutions could be shared. “Loneliness is overwhelming,” he said. “Sitt...

Mayor asks UVM to help pay for development

Mayor asks UVM to help pay for development

Colin Bushweller
November 15
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Streets and sidewalks will be revamped over the next ten years and the city wants UVM to help pay. The mayor has requested $10 million from UVM and Champlain College by 2026. The city of Burlington is hoping to receive money from these institutions to counteract the tax-exempt statuses of the...

Company foots UVM’s solar panels

Company foots UVM’s solar panels

November 10
Filed under Campus, News

Solar panels are on track for installation on four buildings on-campus next year.   Solar panels will be installed on the Harris Millis, Living/Learning, Mason/Simpson/Hamilton complexes and the Bailey/Howe library starting early 2017, according to the project proposal.   The contra...

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