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Student Robbed in Tupper Hall; Misidentified Student Detained

November 11
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Last Wednesday at approximately 3:00pm, a resident of Tupper Hall was robbed and held at knifepoint. The assailant is described as a dark-skinned, moderate to dark toned, 6 feet-6'2", slender to average build, age 18-22. He was described as wearing a puffy black horizontal-stitched parka, blue jean...

Professor Unfairly Forced to Resign

November 4
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Professor Steve Pastner cleaves pre-class silence with his powerful voice. "I can honestly say that, without a doubt, these next few minutes will be the most interesting moments of your career here at UVM." He then exalts his 31 years at UVM. But Pastner's face turns grim as he explains that he is quitt...

Hogan, Douglas Seek Election in Gubernatorial Race

November 4
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Con HoganCon Hogan is Vermont's independent candidate in the gubernatorial election. His platform is based on Vermont family values and community based living. He considers himself instilled with a strong sense of duty, and able to bring differing factions together for the common good. In the past he ...

Women’s Center Earns Grant to Expand

November 4
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A $300,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Violence Against Women Office will help the Women's Center at the University of Vermont expand campus and community programs to reduce violent crimes against women on campus. Two years ago, UVM was among 20 institutions out of 120 applicant...

Student Groups Enliven Campus Late Nights

November 4
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In this fall semester of 2002, you may have noticed the sudden push for late night student activities. This change comes from the students and faculty members who have been motivated to bringing a new sense of school spirit to our campus. According to Pat Brown, Director of Student Life, out of th...

Doug Racine and Peter Shumlin Look for Clean Sweep

October 28
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Nov. 5 will be an important day in the VT politics, as the Democratic party will attempt to sweep the executive board in the state house, and take control of the state House of Representatives and the Senate. Current Lieutenant Governor and Gubernatorial candidate Doug Racine and Lieutenant Governor ...

State Race for House Reps Heats Up

October 28
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The left side of the political spectrum is heating up as the race for State Representatives in Chittenden County continues. Democrats Tony Gierzynksi and Nancy Kirby are trying to knock out Progressive incumbents Dave Zuckerman and Bob Kiss. Incumbent Zuckerman has been state representative for Chitt...

Gierzynski – It’s a Household Name

October 21
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On Nov. 5, students who are registered to vote will be asked to make a very important decision. Their vote is important in many ways besides that there is an important gubernatorial race in this state because one of the candidates for State Representative in Burlington is Dr. Anthony Gierzynski, a ...

Bramley Officially Appointed Provost

October 21
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The Committee of the Whole of the UVM Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to approve the appointment of John Bramley to the position of senior vice president and provost. This appointment was recommended to the board by UVM President Daniel Mark Fogel. "John Bramley has done outstanding work as i...

Bernie Sanders Speaks Out About Vermont Issues

October 21
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The subject of Bernie Sanders evokes a variety of opinions that range from favorable to ones of hate. The cordial opinions include "Bernie cares about his constituents", "He fights for the people of Vermont", and "His independence is what makes him an effective member of Congress". The hateful remarks ...

Date Rape Drugs Hit Vermont

October 19
Filed under Archives, Campus, News

The use of date rape drugs is steadily on the rise throughout Vermont, claiming victims statewide. The targets of these debilitating drugs are, generally, young women of college age or in their early 20s; the scene of the crime is typically a bar or private party environment. "This is really a serious...

Higher Ground to Close?

October 9
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Rumors have been spreading around campus that Higher Ground will be closing down. As the most popular venue in the Burlington/Winooski area, the closure of Higher Ground would dramatically change the music scene in Burlington. Higher Ground, which opened in April of 1998, books a wide variety of shows ...

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