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SGA Updates

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Off-Campus Housing Help There has been progress made on various off-campus housing programs, Gail Shampnois and Emily Howe of the Office of Student and Community Relations said while updating SGA members. The programs aim to unite UVM students living off-campus with their non-student neighbors....

Faculty senate calls upon UVM values

JP Riedel, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Professors convened to reaffirm UVM’s values after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. A faculty senate resolution, presented by sociology professor John Streeter and Faculty Senate Vice President Jan Carney on Jan. 23, states UVM will continue to uphold its values and help those exper...

Trump’s actions against EPA may affect UVM environmental programs

Kassondra Little, Hannah Morgan, and Bryan O'Keefe
February 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Election, News, Uncategorized

While an environmental science major, Taylor Smith ‘16 spent the majority of his final semester at UVM planting 500 trees to revive the former grounds of Burlington College. Smith now works as an environmental scientist for a Massachusetts engineering company, working on a contract with the U.S. E...

UVM students join Women’s March on Washington

UVM students join Women’s March on Washington

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Election, News

A contingent of 48 UVM students joined the estimated 470,000 pink-hatted, sign-waving protesters who attended the Women's March on Washington Saturday. Some students were hours late to the march, watching tightly-packed Metro cars shuttle pink blurs of protesters from the surrounding suburbs ...

UVM students protest at Montpelier women’s march

JP Reidel, Senior Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Hundreds of UVM students joined over 15,000 Vermonters rallying in Montpelier in support of human rights and equality. In what became the largest protest in Vermont’s history, thousands gathered on the steps of the statehouse for the Women’s March on Montpelier and Unity Rally Jan. 21, ac...

Universities follow UVM with BLM flags

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under News

When UVM flew the Black Lives Matter flag on campus, the rest of the country noticed, and other colleges began to follow suit. Northwestern University raised a Black Lives Matter flag on Jan. 3 as part of a two-week movement entitled “Black Lives Matter: A Northwestern Dialogue.” “[The purpose...

UVM hosts environmental rally

Michelle Phillips, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Down Main Street drums sounded as students gathered for the UVM Stands Pro-Environment Rally. On Inauguration Day, a new non-partisan environmental club called UVM Stand hosted speakers at the Davis Center flagpole at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 to talk about facing climate change issues over the next four year...

President Sullivan assures enrollment for DACA students

President Sullivan assures enrollment for DACA students

Chloe Chaobal
January 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

UVM sent emails to assure students that the University will stand with them, even if there are national changes to immigration policy. Last month, President Tom Sullivan sent an email to the UVM community addressing concerns about a program started by President Obama’s administration that was imple...

Parking restricted near Redstone campus

January 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Faculty and staff showed up to their usual Wednesday parking spaces on a November morning   and were greeted with reserved signs.   Due to a resolution passed on Sep. 21 by the Public Works Commission, the parking spaces  between Henderson Terrace and Cliff Street on South Prospect Street are now rese...

The evolution of NBR over time

Chloe Chaobal
January 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Although the Naked Bike Ride has occurred at UVM for the last 21 years, each “ride” is different.   The event occurs annually on the last day of classes. In past years, the NBR has fallen on a Wednesday. In 2016, the event occurred Friday, Dec. 4.     The event was spearhead...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

Erika B. Lewy
January 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax exemption.   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption was enacted.   Sigma Phi fraternity is already feeling the effects of the tax, namely in decreasin...

Bikers see renovations along Burlington waterfront

Colin Bushweller
January 17, 2017
Filed under News, Vermont

Those who cycle through Burlington this year will be greeted with renovations made to the city’s downtown bike path. The path —which is now renamed the “Burlington Greenway” — has newly-added features that turn it into a linear park for recreation while improving views of Lake Champlain, ...