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Burlington Police Patrol: UVM and Burlington Coexisting

Burlington Police Patrol: UVM and Burlington Coexisting

Sarah Olsen and Pablo Murphy Torres

September 8, 2015


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Sullivan said he does feel that these extra patrols have made a huge difference in Burlington. “When I started here 16 years ago, it was unbelievable what some of these neighborhoods looked like on an average night, and again, we didn't have the resources to deal with the issue,” Sullivan said.  ...

Burlington Police Patrol: The flow of Ticket Revenue

Burlington Police Patrol: The flow of Ticket Revenue

Sarah Olsen and Pablo Murphy Torres

September 8, 2015


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Not only is the BPD compensated by the University for their hours conducting these patrols, but the revenue from the fines for citations given out during these patrols flows directly into the police department, Weinberger said. From 2010 to 2014, nine Burlington streets made up 1,165, nearly half, of ...

Burlington Police Patrol: “The Problem Houses”

Burlington Police Patrol: “The Problem Houses”

Sarah Olsen and Pablo Murphy Torres

September 8, 2015


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UVM and the police department together are working to find the areas of the off-campus neighborhoods with the most amount of "problems."“We’re identifying what we call ‘problem houses’ and then working with the landlord to make sure that they are held accountable,” Stevens said.   The top 12 of...

The march through campus

Enterprise Staff

April 29, 2015


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Smith met with a group of students who accompanied her to her April 12 meeting with Brandes, her supervisor she said. The meeting is required in the investigatory leave policy.Senior Jess Fuller, an intern at the Vermont Workers’ Center was one of the students who accompanied Smith.“I’ve...

‘With their heads cut off’

April 29, 2015


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Smith said she filed a complaint with the Vermont Department of Health April 6. Vermont Health Department records show they received a complaint April 6 about “food not being dated, old food being served, temperatures of food not being done [and] no sanitizer solutions being used.”On days when dining fa...

‘I wouldn’t eat that’

Enterprise Staff

April 29, 2015


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Smith said that not only would she never serve Sodexo food to her family, as of this year she has “not eaten one dime of the food that goes in and out” of Cook Commons.“You don’t know when it’s been cooked or prepared, there aren’t any dates or anything,” she said.Bolio, who often...

Sick of being sick

Enterprise Staff

April 29, 2015


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Employees are afraid of missing work due to the attendance policy and come to work sick to avoid getting a “point,” Smith said.“You have to go in there and be extremely sick before they send you home,” she said. “I mean you [need to be] pretty much blowing [vomit] on the floor. And we are serving you...

You’ve been terminated

Enterprise Staff

April 29, 2015


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Doctors told Sara Bolio, a worker in Cook Commons, that without surgery, she could die. However, because of UVM Sodexo’s attendance policy, Bolio said she was in the “danger zone” of losing her job. If she accumulated one more absence, she would be placed on investigatory leave.Bolio said her...

‘Quality of life’

‘Quality of life’

Enterprise Staff

April 28, 2015


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Cindy Smith sat across from a Sodexo human resources representative and cried.It was April 19, 17 days after Smith was told she would have a meeting with UVM Sodexo management to see if — and when — she could come back to work.When Smith was suspended April 2, it was a result of Sodexo’s attendance policy. Implemented in 2012 at Sodexo facilities nationwide, “investigatory leave” is a way to deal with employees work performance, according ...

Housing master plan moves forward

April 15, 2014


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Over the next few years the face of UVM will see significant changes, including the removal of certain buildings on campus to make room for the addition of others. President Tom Sullivan recently addressed many changes that will be made to the campus over the next few years. "We've got a number of re...

Vermont ski scene ranks No. 1

Hannah Lees

February 18, 2014


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Vermont is ranked as the No. 1 place to ski in the east and No. 3 in the nation, according to SkiVermont.com.The state is home to 19 alpine ski resorts and 4.5 million skiers and riders, according to the website.UVM's Ski and Snowboard Club offers deals for Sugarbush, Stowe, Jay Peak, Bolton Val...

Government shutdown halts research

Lauren Drasler

October 15, 2013


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In a college town, it can often be too easy to forget about the outside world. But one event that caught the attention of students and faculty at UVM was the government shutdown. On Oct. 1 the federal government shut down after Congress failed to agree on a budget plan for 2014.  This is the first shut...

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