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Professor Highlight: Loka Losambe

November 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life, Professor Profiles

Loka Losambe stands a little over 5'9", speaks with a noticeably French accent and dresses better than many of his colleagues. Loka was born in present day Zaire when it was controlled by Belgium, as the Belgian Congo. He then went on to study at the National University of Zaire; after his stay at th...

Rantin’ and Ravin’ at Living/Learning Poetry Slam

November 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Arts

Sponsored by the Lawrence Debate Union, we held a poetry slam on Wednesday, Oct. 29th in the Fireplace Lounge. People were a little tentative at first to make noise and read their poems, but they were into it by the end of the night. Many folks had brought a friend and got mad love every time they we...

ENG Faculty Developing Sensors That Stay in Touch

November 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

When an unbalanced washing machine starts dancing across the floor, a sensor inside detects the wild gyrations and halts the spin cycle. In the future, says Christos Cassandras, washing machines and other household appliances will go a step further: they'll call a repairman before a part breaks. Cassandras, an ENG pr...

Dirty Words and Utter Rubbish

November 3, 2003


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"Whoa, Man...that's harsh stuff, Dude. I can't wait for the Environmental Science (ENVS) kids to hear about this, because my lazy hippie ass sure isn't going to do anything about this!" proclaimed sophomore Lawrence Pengrove in response to the soon-to-be club at UVM, The Freestyle Littering Club (V...

A Brief History of the UVM AdvoCats

November 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Life

"AdvoCat-led tours are very important to prospective UVM students. We think high school students visit colleges and universities in hopes to find a school where they could 'see' themselves for four years," said AdvoCat leaders Kim Howard and Susie Kwon. "So, the AdvoCats are living and breathing a UVM lif...

We Listened, It Felt Good, We Shook

November 3, 2003


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After a spell with contemplation, I up and abandoned the northern country this weekend. Although apprehension did course over me for briefs, a greater fear still was that I might remain here and then as panic grabbed me by the legs, you know it, pulled me in. So downward I trekked in one sporty re...

Things You Wanted to Say, but Didn’t

November 3, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

In the words of a friend, "Life is a joke, and the joke is on us." To put it simply, stop taking yourselves so seriously! What is life without a sense of humor? The kind of humor where you can laugh hysterically at the blunders of others and more importantly, at yourself. It absolutely amazes me that a...

Environmentally Clean Vibes

October 27, 2003


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Converting "hippiecrites": When UVM alumna and eco-entrepreneur Anna Borofsky meets jam fans whose actions don't meet their ideals, she doesn't get mad, she gets cleaning. (Photo courtesy of Clean Vibes.) Anna Borofsky is standing in the middle of a sea of trash at a former air force base in northe...

Berkeley Sociologist to Argue that Race Matters in Research

October 27, 2003


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Although the mapping and sequencing of DNA has provided new tools to understand and unlock the genetics of race, many scientists claim that race has no function in their research. Sociologist Troy Duster argues otherwise. A professor of sociology at New York University and the University of Califo...

An Interview with Sean Daly

October 27, 2003


Filed under Archives, Artist Spotlight, Arts

As the front man for one of the most successful underground hip-hop groups to date, Slug has garnered national and international praise for Seven's Travels, Atmosphere's latest album. As a leading voice in what can accurately be defined as one of the most influential major popular art movement of ou...

To Cell-Out or not to Cell-Out?

October 27, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

They have changed the way we communicate with each other and the way businesses do business. We can instantly talk to our best friend across the country or we can instant message our significant other in sociology class. Cell phone usage and profits are increasing dramatically while other calling se...

New Club to Form and Flourish

October 27, 2003


Filed under Archives, Life

"That's it, I've seriously had enough," proclaimed sophomore Buckwheat McGinty late Saturday night after seeing fellow UVM'ers spending the afternoon hula-hooping to Phish on the Redstone green. "I can't take this shit anymore! The hula-hooping is one thing, but once they bust out the bongos, it's ti...

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