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University hosts food summit

Camilla Broccolo

October 23, 2015

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UVM’s Real Food Challenge organization held its first-ever summit in the Davis Center Oct. 16-18. The Real Food Challenge is a student run initiative. The purpose is to change the sourcing of food on campuses nationwide. UVM’s goal is to get 20 percent “real food” by 2020. “Real food” is food that is from inde...

Alumna remembers her time at UVM

October 23, 2015

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UVM alumna returned to campus to find that many things have changed.From new buildings to empty seats where plane spotters once sat in the Old Mill tower, Margaret Davis ’45 remembers what UVM was like when she was a student.Davis visited UVM during homecoming weekend Oct. 2-4 and said the campus has grown over the last 70 ...

A students journey from China to Vermont

Emilee Conroe

October 23, 2015

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Despite language barriers and homesickness, one sophomore international student began her first year at UVM this fall. Coming from Beijing, China, April (Yue) Qiao said she is hoping to remain in America for future educational opportunities, but there are still some challenges particularly when it comes to communicating....

Humans of UVM

October 23, 2015

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CHELSEA GELWARG NEW YORK, NEW YORKI have a WRUV radio show starting in about 6 minutes. It’s called “A Bundle of Carrots.” There’s no real reason for the name. I just spent a lot of time in City Market last year buying a variety of colored carrots. The purple ones are my favorite.This station is my outlet. I like to share good music. Today is blues and bubbly ...

How a botany class led to a nutrition major

October 15, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life, Professor Profiles

One UVM professor is no stranger to the feeling of uncertainty, which she experienced  during her undergraduate career and led her to where she is today. Professor of nutrition and food science Jean Harvey originally began studying biology at Pennsylvania State University, but said  she hated the major due to the amounts of...

International Students talk about their experiences

October 14, 2015

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Different academic cultures, another language and 7,400 miles don’t seem to be enough to stop four UVM students from encouraging others to achieve their academic goals -- in addition to their own.  Sophomores Chen Yang, Kaseya Xia, Dave Chik and first-year Zhou Shihao’s understand the academic challenges international ...

Al Gore on the changing climate

October 13, 2015

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“We are counting on you,” said former vice president Al Gore to Vermont residents, the fifth-graders from the Sustainability Academy and UVM students in the Ira Allen Chapel Oct. 6.Gore’s lecture, “The Climate Crisis and The Case for Hope,” was a part of UVM’s Energy Action Seminar Series. “When someone as historically and politically relevant as Al Gore is g...

Fund for student life seemingly unknown by students

Jackie Flynn

October 13, 2015

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  The Inter-Residents Association Student Union has part of their budget dedicated to improving student life. The only problem is that not enough students are aware of this, said junior Natalia Korpanty, IRA president. “What do they do with it?” junior Abigail Howlett said. “I didn’t know it existed.” ...

Africa to Vermont: a students journey

Africa to Vermont: a students journey

October 8, 2015

Of the 739 international students at UVM, there is only one from the Republic of Zambia.  In fac...

<p>Study finds exercise can reduce depression</p>

Study finds exercise can reduce depression

October 7, 2015

UVM researchers are studying ways to decrease suicide rates — the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S....

UVM ranked “top bang for buck”

UVM ranked “top bang for buck”

October 7, 2015

UVM is a top “bang for your buck school,” according to Washington Monthly, but some students don...

A different kind of library

Charlotte Fisher

September 14, 2015

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It may seem hard to avoid racking up a pricey bill when it comes to buying textbooks, but some UVM students are trying to change that. Books 4 Equality is a free library accessible online for anyone to view, search and borrow books from, according to their website. “Equal access to textbooks for everyone. For free,” is...

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