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Board of Trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Board of Trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

2 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News

Construction on the multi-million dollar Multi-Purpose Center project could start as soon as this week following final approval from the UVM Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meets three times per academic year. This year they met May 17 and 18 at the University to close out the 2018-2019 ac...

Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute

Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

6 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Vermont Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, May 15, in a case that could push UVM to release a document pertaining to a student’s arrest.   Jacob Oblak, a recent graduate from Vermont Law school, sued UVM last year after filing a public records request for a UVM police services affidavit, a document stating the reasons for arrest. Oblak requested a document from ...

SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

Zoe Stern, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA unanimously passed a resolution urging incoming President Suresh Garimella to create a new climate action plan. SGA is concerned the University won’t meet its current goals. The resolution was signed- by SGA April 23 to address the University’s current Climate Action Plan creat...

Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Last year sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition to force universities to indicate when a student was dismissed for sexual assault. The petition currently has 52,428 signatures and support from Vermont politicians including Rep. Selene Colburn, Sen. Philip Baruth and Congressman Peter Welc...

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

A man is suing UVM in the Vermont Supreme Court to push the University to be more transparent over a student’s arrest. Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, is appealing his public records case against UVM to the Vermont Supreme Court after a lower court threw out his case. His...

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

April 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

The College Democrats of Vermont held their first ever statewide convention at UVM April 28 in an effort to engage students in political activism.   Tim Ashe, president of the Vermont Senate, gave opening remarks. He was followed by three breakout sessions, a women in politics panel and a keynote sp...

Budget cuts end ‘All Night’ study space in library

Budget cuts end ‘All Night’ study space in library

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Howe Library will end the All Night Study program in the face of budget cuts, leaving some students without a study space. Administrators decided to close the program after 16 years in an attempt to balance a reduced budget, following years of declining use and difficulty finding people to staff the...

UPB and SGA agree to new SpringFest funding plan

UPB and SGA agree to new SpringFest funding plan

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The University of Vermont’s annual spring concert has gotten its funding back just one year after it was revoked over concerns of cash stockpiling. The Student Government Association voted in favor of again funding SpringFest 2020 after revoking its funds in 2018. SGA was concerned with the ...

Former Provost eyed for new job in Ohio

Former Provost eyed for new job in Ohio

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

April 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Former Provost David Rosowsky has been named one of four finalists for a similar position at an Ohio university. Rosowsky is in the running for the Provost and Executive Vice President for academic affairs at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio according to an April 26, 2019 report from the Miami Studen...

On campus recovery program challenges stigma

On campus recovery program challenges stigma

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The Catamount Recovery Program works to redefine the typical college experience by helping those in recovery and promoting a substance-free life on campus. The Catamount Recovery Program began in 2010 and is located in Living Well on the first floor of the Davis Center, The program helps those in the ...

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Cannabis celebration still riding high UVM’s annual 4/20 celebration entered a new era as cannabis possession was legalized in Vermont four decades after the event began. Even though possession of cannabis is legal in Vermont, UVM’s policy about it has not changed, said Annie Stevens, vice provos...

A look at UVM’s drug use

A look at UVM’s drug use

Staff Report

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Nearly 95% of UVM students who responded to a Cynic survey reported they use or have used recreational drugs. Over 200 undergraduate students were surveyed to gauge the drug culture at UVM. Of the responses, 99% reported knowing someone who uses recreational substances including alcohol and tobacco. Th...

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