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Royall Tyler Theatre undergoes renovation

Jackie Flynn

September 10, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

A year and $215,000 in renovations later, UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is ready to start the season. During last year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend, a fundraising campaign launched to raise funds to renovate the Royall Tyler Theatre. Gregory Ramos, chair of the UVM Theatre Department, said the Royall Tyler Theatre is a ...

Tackling a major decision

Jackie Morris

September 1, 2015

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Junior David Brandt said he always intended on declaring a political science major, but wanted to wait until he had taken some classes at UVM. “By the end of my second semester, I realized that all of my favorite classes were my [political science] classes,” he said. For students unsure where their passions lie studen...

UVM dining serves up new food options

Chris Leow

September 1, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

Being stuck with a meal plan doesn’t have to mean a lack of dining options. Melissa Zelazny, general manager for Sodexo at UVM,  mentioned some of the newer options, including Green Roof Deli located next to the Ben and Jerry’s in the Davis Center, SoYo Frozen Yogurt and the Vermont Bean Crafter Vegan station in the March...

Students debate the new tobacco ban

September 1, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

UVM’s tobacco ban has ignited debate and criticism about its effectiveness and impact on campus culture.Students are starting the fall semester under the new policy that began Aug. 1 according to the UVM website. The policy bans all tobacco and smoke-producing substances.SGA President Jason Maulucci said that UVM administra...

Students get to know UVM’s provost

Students get to know UVM’s provost

April 28, 2015

UVM's provost holds many titles. Apart from being chief academic officer, David Rosowsky is also the Un...

Breaking down dorm life

Heather Rankine

April 28, 2015

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You may be away from your parents, but there are still rules to follow in the dorms at UVM. Full-time students are required to live on-­campus for their first and second years, and must sign the Housing and Meal Contract before the start of the semester, according to UVM Housing and Meal Contract. For the 2015-­16 term, UVM is expe...

Seniors grow gardens

Harper Simpson

April 28, 2015

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The Vermont Community Garden Network is a nonprofit dedicated to helping people start and grow their own gardens. The food grown in the gardens reaches neighborhoods, schools and food shelves, feeding thousands, said Jess Hyman, executive director of VCGN. VCGN offers “hands-on” garden education classes for families and a comm...

Seniors fight textbook prices

April 21, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

A semester’s worth of books may cost nothing for students in the future.Seniors Alex Perkins and Benjamin Kaufman are creating an online system where students donate and borrow books, all free of charge. “We spent all this money on a book that we were really only using for one semester,” Perkins said. “It’s a lot of money...

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

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...

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