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Drone policy designed to match federal regulations

Drone policy designed to match federal regulations

October 28
Filed under Campus, News

UVM has developed a new drone policy in order to better comply with federal regulations. The Interim Drone University Operating Procedure recently published by UVM states that no recreational Unmanned Aircraft, drone or model aircraft flying of any kind is permitted on campus. “We are striving ...

SGA promotes innovation

SGA promotes innovation

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor
October 27
Filed under Campus, News

Students will soon have access to a new program promoting innovation. UVM’s new center for student innovation and ideas is set to be completed by the end of next semester, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. The new program aims to help students with entrepreneurial ideas pursue their goals, Maulucci said. ...

New UVM policy requires club events hire vendors

New UVM policy requires club events hire vendors

October 27
Filed under Campus, News

Clubs are now required to hire a third party vendor for any University-affiliated activity where alcohol will be served. The amendment to the Alcohol and Other Drug Use policy was made in part due to problems with alcohol violations on campus, Annie Stevens, vice provost for Student Affairs, said in an...

ResLife will renovate Converse

ResLife will renovate Converse

October 26
Filed under Campus, News

ResLife has made plans to make changes to UVM’s oldest dorm. A project was presented by Richard Cate, vice president of Finance and Bob Vaughan, director of Capital Planning Management, to the board of trustees Oct. 21 which would seek to improve Converse Hall’s exterior masonry and roof, as ...

Cynic receives top award

Cynic receives top award

Brandon Arcari
October 26
Filed under News

The Vermont Cynic has won first place nationally for coverage of UVM’s racial history. The Associated Collegiate Press awarded the Cynic first place for Diversity Story of the Year for their story “Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition,” which was published in F...

Bernie Sanders attends Democratic rally on campus

Bernie Sanders attends Democratic rally on campus

Brandon Arcari
October 25
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Senator Bernie Sanders drew crowds at a rally for the Democratic candidate for governor. Sanders came to show his support for Sue Minter, former secretary of transportation, in her race for governor. Minter is running with former state senator David Zuckerman as her lieutenant governor. While the...

UVM Foundation to begin search for new president

UVM Foundation to begin search for new president

October 24
Filed under Campus, News

The UVM Foundation is planning to conduct a national search for a new President and CEO. University President Tom Sullivan and UVM Foundation Chairman of the Board John A. Hilton, Jr. announced that current President and CEO Rich Bundy will be leaving UVM in December, in an Oct. 24 press release. ...

Vice President visits catamount country to promote cancer innovation

Vice President visits catamount country to promote cancer innovation

October 23
Filed under Campus, News

The vice president sat on common ground with UVM medical experts, joined by a single enemy: cancer. Vice President Joe Biden visited campus Friday to share the principles of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, as well as to acknowledge the nationally-recognized UVM Cancer Center for its efforts in the f...

ResLife announces dorm space for upperclassmen

ResLife announces dorm space for upperclassmen

October 20
Filed under Campus, News

Upperclassmen may soon have an easier time finding housing. ResLife announced there will be more room for upperclassmen to live on-campus in the 2017-2018 academic year due to the completed construction of the first-year residence hall in August 2017, an Oct. 12 email to students stated. Additiona...

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Alexandra Shannon
October 20
Filed under News, Vermont

Ice cream cones and voices were raised as Black Lives Matter supporters surrounded the front of Ben & Jerry’s on Church Street. Members of Black Lives Matter Vermont met outside of the scoop shop to show their solidarity for the company Saturday. Ben & Jerry’s announced their support ...

SGA outlines resolution on syllabi

SGA outlines resolution on syllabi

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor
October 20
Filed under Campus, News

  Students have added their voice to faculty contract negotiations this year. A resolution passed by SGA Oct. 2 outlines undergraduates’ expectations for an upcoming bargaining agreement between the University and United Academics, the faculty union. SGA believes the expectation must be ...

Report shows drug use in decline

Report shows drug use in decline

Colin Bushweller
October 19
Filed under Campus, News

Reports of drug and alcohol violations are on the decline at UVM. UVM’s annual Clery Report, published Sept. 28, cites evidence that shows drug and alcohol violations are on the decline when compared to years prior. The Clery Report requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal...

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