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Students to tackle race, gender and sexuality

Students to tackle race, gender and sexuality

Jackie Morris

March 10, 2015


Filed under Campus Life, Life

Race, gender and sexuality will be in focus at UVM March 13. On this date, UVM will host the 11th annual UVM Student Conference on Race, Gender and Sexuality. The conference will include presentations by students who submitted various scholarly papers and creative works. These works...

Dancing through the night for a cause

Dancing through the night for a cause

Heather Rankine

March 10, 2015


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Students danced into the night Feb. 20 as part of the annual Rallython event. After a year-long fundraiser, UVM greek life partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network to host the 12- hour dance marathon. The event took place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in the Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center. “To...

Gender equality thrives at UVM

Gender equality thrives at UVM

February 24, 2015


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Students at UVM are likely familiar with the openness at their University. Now every reader of The New York Times is as well.Just over two weeks ago, New York Times writer Julie Scelfo wrote an article about the transgender community at UVM.The headline read “A University Recognizes a Third Gender: ...

UVM community reflects on Dairy Bar

UVM community reflects on Dairy Bar

Eileen Parks

February 17, 2015


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Only alumni may remember, but before the Davis Center, there was Carrigan Hall and the UVM Dairy Bar. The Dairy Bar operated from 1950 to 1995 and served sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and other dairy products, according to the UVM Foundation website. The Dairy Bar was in Carrigan Hall, which was...

First-years transition into second semester

First-years transition into second semester

Jackie Flynn

February 17, 2015


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Kaylee Ellis and Jessica Wolfe are in their second semesters at UVM at a time when ski season and frostbite temperatures are in full swing. Living in Jeanne Mance has certainly been more difficult this semester, both students said. With the temperature hitting low to negative numbers on a consistent...

Humans of UVM

Humans of UVM

February 10, 2015


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Maybe it's not evident, but diversity is real here at UVM. The diversity exists in personalities, upbringing, interests, religion, sexuality, you name it.In New York, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, roams the streets looking for hints of humanity to intertwine us all.At UVM, Marissa Lanoff and Harpe...

Author shares with UVM

Author shares with UVM

Danielle Goglia

January 20, 2015


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An award-winning novelist posed a question for the UVM community: what’s the use of stories that aren’t even true? Salman Rushdie answered this question during his lecture in the Ira Allen Chapel Jan. 14. “The magic in fiction reminds us of the importance and significance of truths,” Rushdie...

Award-winning author speaks at UVM

Charlotte Fisher

January 16, 2015


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Novelist, Writers Guild Award winner and member of the British Royal Society of Literature Salman Rushdie spoke to the UVM community Jan. 14. The sold out lecture, which took place in the Ira Allen Chapel, was titled “What’s The Use Of Stories That Aren’t Even True?” “I think it’s great...

Chatting with the editors

Chatting with the editors

January 13, 2015


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Sophomore Folena DeGeus: What is the most heartbreaking movie you’ve ever watched?Stu Laperle, Managing Editor: To be honest, I am not a big movie guy. I have seen the classic tearjerkers  like “The Notebook” and “Titanic”, but I would have to say that the two most heartbreaking movies I have...

UVM shares New Year’s resolutions

Jackie Morris

January 13, 2015


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This stress may in part be due to the pressure people put on ourselves to make and keep their New Years’ resolutions. A study done by the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to change their behavior than those who don’t. Resolutions refle...

Students talk campus food

Students talk campus food

Jackie Flynn

December 9, 2014


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Sodexo’s contract with UVM is set to expire June 2015. The University held an open forum Nov. 17 and is currently in a “competitive bid process,” according to UVM’s Division of Student Affairs website. “Well I think this is awesome,” senior Adrian Rousson said. “I’d rather eat road-kill...

Sorority returns to campus

Sorority returns to campus

November 18, 2014


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WALKER SULTZBACHThe Vermont Cynic Members of the sorority interest group that formed the Alpha Theta chapter of Kappa Delta craft at the Redstone Lofts Nov. 12, 2013.  A group of 85 girls have come together in the reestablished sorority, Kappa Delta.In early 2014, in what junior and then Kappa Delta...

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