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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

Filed under Campus Life, Life

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

Filed under Campus Life, Life

“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

Filed under Campus Life, Life

  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

Filed under Campus Life, Life

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...

Silent Disco dances into Vermont

Emilee Conroe

September 14, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

When Rhonda Bilodeau and Taraleigh Weathers sat down for breakfast several months ago, they hatched an idea to bring a festival to Burlington – a festival of the silent variety, that is. “I had this silent disco idea for a while and had tossed it around to a couple of people with little interest,” Bilodeau said. Bil...

Award-winning author holds UVM book signing

September 14, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

The summer reading assignment for the incoming class of 2019 opened up a conversation surrounding Western and Eastern cultures. The novel, “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman, tells the true story of Lia Lee, a young girl who has epilepsy, and the clash between Western and Eastern medical practices t...

The debate surrounding the creemee

Emilee Conroe

September 10, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Junior Abigail Howlett said she had no idea what her friends were talking about when they invited her to get a creemee her first-year at UVM. A Massachusetts native, she said always called it soft serve. “Creemees are the bomb,” sophomore Mara Carini said. “The black raspberry twist is pretty stellar.” Soft serve...

UVM study brings controversy

September 10, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

A study conducted by UVM in 2012-2013 on cafeteria food waste in Vermont public schools is raising questions about national school meal regulations.The study was published Aug. 26 and gained national attention in the media because it found students were wasting fruits and vegetables despite the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of...

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