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UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

February 15, 2017

  Senior Brett Cohen of Needham, Mass. died at the University of Vermont Medical Center Feb. ...

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 reserved for residents. ...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

January 18, 2017

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax ...

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, said Diane Wood, the city’s...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

December 6, 2016

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

November 30, 2016

After years of planning, Burlington is making changes to its streets. Burlington Residents came to...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

November 30, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other institutions, UVM is a part of a nationwide movement known as the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, which enhances patient well-bei...

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy

November 29, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Mental health professionals may be more likely to take on new white patients than black patients according to a new study. The study, conducted by UVM researchers, found racial bias in mental health services. Professor Lance Smith lead the team. “We noticed that ‘Lakisha’ was more likely to receive a messa...

$1 million donated to help bike paths

$1 million donated to help bike paths

November 15, 2016

A check of over $1 million was presented to Mayor Miro Weinberger by The Parks Foundation to improve...

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Erika B. Lewy

November 15, 2016

Filed under Election, News, Vermont

Hundreds of protesters braved near freezing temperatures Nov. 11, to attend a 7 p.m. vigil for “inclusiveness, kindness, and empathy” following the election Nov. 8.   The vigil concluded a day of protesting in and around City Hall Park on Friday. As night fell, calls for peace, hope, and unity could not calm the ang...

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

November 15, 2016

Tears of happiness, sorrow and uncertainty were shed at the Vermont Democratic Party election reception. V...

Mayor asks UVM to help pay for development

Colin Bushweller

November 15, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Streets and sidewalks will be revamped over the next ten years and the city wants UVM to help pay. The mayor has requested $10 million from UVM and Champlain College by 2026. The city of Burlington is hoping to receive money from these institutions to counteract the tax-exempt statuses of the 8,000 students who live...

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