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UVM faculty rallies for higher wages

UVM faculty rallies for higher wages

JP Riedel, Senior Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Faculty members stood outside the room where their contracts were being negotiated, holding signs and rallying for higher wages. Negotiations began Feb. 6 between the University and United Academics, UVM’s faculty union. Professors are pushing for wages equal to those at peer universitie...

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Some want the University to take a stand against one of President Donald Trump’s executive orders. More than 100 faculty members sent a letter to University President Tom Sullivan urging him to take a stronger stand against the executive order travel ban Jan. 31. Sullivan sent an email to ...

UVM announces gendered bathroom changes

Olivia Bowman, News Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The University announced a plan to update existing plans for gendered bathroom usage. Plans for the future will include “larger multi-use restrooms” and working to “improve the access to access to the restrooms for people with disabilities,” according to an email sent by the University Feb...

SGA updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

New medical club There is a new UVM pre-physician assistant club. SGA recognized the club Feb. 22.   Students need 6,000 hours of experience and must take a different set of tests which this club will help students prepare for school after their undergraduate degree.   Draft of r...

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Olivia Bowman, News Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Voices in a College Street apartment chimed over one another while talking about their friend Brett Cohen and his passion for adventure.   Hailing from Needham, Mass., Cohen was a senior at UVM when he died Feb. 14 after a snowboarding incident at Stowe Mountain Resort.   “He...

Community programs decrease crime

Community programs decrease crime

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Crime on some streets densely populated by UVM students has decreased over the past three years, a report from Burlington Police Department stated.   Students and other members of the University have aided in decreased crime by working with community members living on some streets to ...

Professor completes study on policing

Professor completes study on policing

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under News, Vermont

  Black drivers in Vermont are four times more likely to be searched after being stopped by police, according to a recent report by a UVM professor.   The findings in the report, conducted by economics professor Stephanie Seguino, indicate patterns of policing within 29 of Vermont’...

The Governor and UVM

The Governor and UVM

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under 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, 2017
Filed under Campus, 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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...