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First-year break parking denied

First-year break parking denied

November 10
Filed under Campus, News

Parking on campus will not be an option during the period between Thanksgiving and winter break for first-year students. Usually, the University tries to accommodate first-years depending on their transportation needs during break, said Jim Barr, transportation and parking administrator. This year, co...

Community stands together in light of election results

Community stands together in light of election results

November 9
Filed under Campus, Election, News, Vermont

Students shed tears and held tight to their candles as night descended upon UVM’s campus. “How many of you are scared?” first-year Manza Campaz said. Multiple students raised their hand and embraced one another as they talked about the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. “Wel...

Trump sign marked with Swastika found near Hillel

Trump sign marked with Swastika found near Hillel

Lindsay Freed
November 9
Filed under Campus, Election, News, Vermont

A student found a campaign sign with a spray painted swastika Nov. 9. Sophomore Isabelle Schechter discovered a campaign lawn sign three doors down from the Hillel center, where she is working as an engagement intern, she said. The Hillel center is a Jewish organization on campus. It is unknown whether th...

Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Chloe Chaobal
November 9
Filed under News, Vermont

Over a hundred people congregated in a chapel at Middlebury College to address recent racial tensions. UVM’s Black Student Union took 22 students to listen to Shaun King, nationally renowned civil rights activist and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, speak Nov. 1. “I think it’...

Health expert calls on students

Health expert calls on students

November 8
Filed under Campus, News

Hundreds added to the congestion and clamor of Ira Allen Chapel as they squeezed into the pews. When Paul Farmer, the 2016 George D. Aiken Lecture Keynote, took the stage Thursday night Nov. 3, the crowd erupted into applause. “Could we do that again?” he asked , grinning ear-to-ear, in response to the cr...

ResLife promotes themed housing

ResLife promotes themed housing

November 8
Filed under Campus, News

Next academic year, 75 percent of first-year students will live in programmed housing. Students have no official input as of right now, said Joe Russell, associate director of residential education for ResLife. “There is a certain level of planning that has to happen at the administration le...

Study ties UVM to Vermont economy

Study ties UVM to Vermont economy

Chloe Chaobal
November 3
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

UVM recently completed a study revealing UVM’s economic impact on the state. A $25,000 study found UVM generated $1.33 billion for the state by May 2015, according to a release from University Communications. The study is a great public relations tool for the University, economics professor ...

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

November 2
Filed under News, Vermont

A recent water level drop in Lake Champlain has affected both the lake’s ecosystem and residents using the lake. On Oct. 26, the depth of Lake Champlain at the King Street Ferry Dock was 93.78 feet, a foot lower than the historical average on this date, according to the National Weather Service....

Community marches against assaults

Community marches against assaults

Colin Bushweller
November 2
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Cold weather and icy sleet did not prevent dozens of UVM students from marching in solidarity to protest domestic violence. Steps to End Domestic Violence, formerly know as Women Helping Battered Women, is a prevention and advocacy group that works to help victims of domestic violence. Students and...

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

November 1
Filed under Campus, News

Multiple residents of University Heights South experienced break-ins over a two night period. UVM Police received reports of the break-ins during the nights of Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, according to an Oct. 26 CatAlert. While students were asleep, an individual went into unlocked rooms, looked through ...

Student reports bias incident abroad

Student reports bias incident abroad

Kelsey Neubauer and Bryan OKeefe
November 1
Filed under Campus, News

An American student said he was spat on, called the n-word, and called a “fucking monkey,” by a UVM student while studying abroad in Ghana. Dwight Haggard, a senior at the University of Kentucky and a member of the UK Board of Appeals, addressed the incident in an Oct. 24 Facebook post which h...

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

As journalism changes, so does election coverage

Chloe Chaobal
October 28
Filed under Campus, News

A former New York Times reporter came to UVM to raise concerns on how the media does modern reporting. Former Washington Correspondent for The New York Times Adam Clymer has had decades of experience political reporting. Clymer spoke about the coverage of the 2016 presidential election Oct. 18 in ...

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