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A culture change ‘is in the air’

A culture change ‘is in the air’

April 14, 2015

Based on anonymous reports from surveys sampling thousands of college students, one in four college ...

Humans of University of Vermont

Humans of University of Vermont

April 14, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

It may not always be evident, but diversity is real here at UVM.  The diversity exists in personalities, upbringing...

High rankings for UVM

Eileen Parks

April 14, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM was recently ranked as the public college with the 22nd highest graduation rate in the country, according to CNN Money. Sixty-five percent of UVM students graduate within four years. “I think it’s because tuition is so expensive,” sophomore Ganesh Sharma said. “Graduating in four years is an investment....

Feminist teaches history of the ‘F-word’

Jackie Morris

April 7, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM welcomed an internet celebrity to discuss feminism and sex education March 31. Members of the UVM and Burlington community gathered in the Grand Maple Ballroom to hear feminist and sex education activist, Laci Green.  “I thought it was awesome," first-year Julia Blanding said. “I think it proved wrong a lot of...

ONE chapter seeking SGA approval

Jackie Flynn

April 7, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

The SGA is about to be presented with a new on-campus organization that is aiming to fight global poverty. The ONE Campaign, founded in 2004 by U2 frontman Bono, is an international, nonprofit that seeks to prevent poverty and preventable diseases, like HIV and AIDS, throughout the globe, according to ONE.org. The prog...

A week filled with beauty

Charlotte Fisher

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

The UVM community came together this week to put beauty back in the eye of the individual. Several UVM organizations, including the Women’s Center, LGBTQA, Inter-Residences Association and the African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center to name a few, teamed up to bring Beauty Week to campus March 30-April...

Community to raise awareness for eating disorders

Heather Rankine

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

The community is getting ready to raise awareness for eating disorders. The second annual Burlington National Eating Disorder Association Walk will take place Saturday, April 11 and will begin at the Royall Tyler Theatre. The NEDA Walk is a non­competitive event that seeks to raise money and awareness of the dangers surrounding...

April Fools’ Day comedy show cancelled

Jackie Morris

April 1, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM’s annual April Fools’ Day comedy show has been cancelled. This years’ show was set to be hosted by Godfrey C. Danchimah, professionally known as Godfrey. The comedy show was cancelled due to Godfrey having an “unexpected obligation,” according to the University Program Bored. Comedians like Erik Griffin from...

Beginner’s guide to downtown nightlife

Danielle Goglia

March 31, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Downtown Burlington’s night scene has places to go no matter how old you are. Voted the No. 1 best college town by “Travel and Leisure” in 2013, some may say nightlife is never dull, in Burlington. “I normally go out with my friends to fraternity parties or house parties," first- year Brianna Kinahan said. ...

First-years reflect on their experiences

Jackie Flynn

March 31, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

The school year will soon be coming to a close, and Kaylee Ellis and Jessica Wolfe are almost through their first year of college. Throughout their entire first year, Ellis and Wolfe have faced challenges from living in Jeanne Mance to acing a big exam. It's time for the final check-in before finals hit.  “Nothin...

Humans of the University of Vermont

Humans of the University of Vermont

March 31, 2015

It may not always be evident, but diversity is real here at UVM. The diversity exists in personaliti...

Translating between communities

Harper Simpson

March 24, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Respect, integrity, innovation, openness, justice and responsibility makeup UVM’s Common Ground, according to the University website. These six pillars hold up the values of the community. The University is accepting of  all identities, all opinions and all backgrounds, and the Deaf community is no exception, sophomore Emm...

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