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University continues with efforts to restore Torrey Hall after fire

University continues with efforts to restore Torrey Hall after fire

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

3 hours ago


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The fire that ravaged Torrey Hall last month is having lasting effects on the programs and staff members that were housed there.Following the fire, both the plant biology and animal biology departments have been relocated to Jeffords Hall and Blundell House respectively, according to plant biol...

Texting scam targets UVM students

Texting scam targets UVM students

Kim Henry, Staff Writer

1 day ago


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Between Sept. 18 and 19, two UVM students reported receiving scam-like threatening text, said UVM police Deputy Chief Tim Bilodeau.The texts were two to three lines, gave the recipient a location and date of a package delivery, and instructions on how to open the package to avoid “detonation,”...

Burlington teachers strike and garner UVM support

Burlington teachers strike and garner UVM support

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

3 days ago


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Teachers in Burlington are striking over disputes in contracts ending Sept. 1 with the school board voting to impose a contract that teachers view as unfair.The strike closed schools both Thursday and Friday over the imposition of a new contract that reportedly provides an annual raise of $1,700 a...

UVM student dies after climbing accident

UVM student dies after climbing accident

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

3 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News

UVM Junior Rebecca Ryan died while rock climbing with friends in the Lower West Bolton Climbing Area on Sept. 16.Annie Stevens, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, announced Ryan’s death in a campus wide email on Sept. 17.“We extend our deepest condolences to Rebecca’s family. Our sincere thoughts of...

Preacher on campus sparks conversation along with controversy

Preacher on campus sparks conversation along with controversy

Kim Henry, Staff Writer

4 days ago


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On Sept. 1, a preacher who introduced himself as Gerald waved his bible outside the Davis Center, drawing a group of students who challenged his ideals.For the past several years, early fall and spring have attracted street preachers to campus. Though Gerald, from Alabama, had never been to Burlington b...

Barbecue event welcomes the LGBTQA community

Barbecue event welcomes the LGBTQA community

JP Reidel and Ellyn LaPointe

6 days ago


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Despite a gray forecast, students, alumni and community members gathered at the Allen House, UVM’s LGBTQA Center, Sept. 9.The House hosted an annual “welcome back” barbecue for students who identify as LGBTQA, their families and alumni at UVM.“I felt like I already knew everyone there,...

Protest in response to dismissal of DACA brings together campus groups and spikes support of undocumented students

Protest in response to dismissal of DACA brings together campus groups and spikes support of undocumented students

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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The clanking of spoons against pots and pans echoed the words of the chanting crowd at the Defend DACA rally.Protesters gathered in support of undocumented students at 3 p.m. on Friday in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement last Tuesday that he would rescind the Deferred Action fo...

SGA first year elections begin today

SGA first year elections begin today

Greta Bjornson, News Editor

September 13, 2017


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The Student Government Association will be holding elections for first-year senators this week.Voting begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 and ends 8 a.m. Sept. 14, said Nicole Woodcock, SGA vice president.Students may vote though the Lynx website.First-years who are running include: Ryan Croxford, Aida...

Engineering professor facing DUI charges

Engineering professor facing DUI charges

Lauren Schnepf, News Assistant Editor

September 13, 2017


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A UVM professor was accused of driving while intoxicated with her children when she rear-ended another vehicle and fled the scene.Mechanical engineering professor Rachael Oldinski was under the influence of alcohol when she rear-ended another vehicle and continued driving on North Avenue in Burlington Au...

Healthcare certificate program introduced

Healthcare certificate program introduced

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

September 11, 2017


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UVM has launched a new program offering a certificate in healthcare management and leadership for health and human services professionals.The program, which falls under Continuing and Distance Education, is not intended for undergraduates. It is open to those without a bachelor's degree, but is primarily for ...

UVM replaces online career network

UVM replaces online career network

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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A new online service is available for UVM students and alumni looking for job, internship and career advice.Handshake, which has replaced the Catamount Job Link, was opened to students Aug. 24 by the Career Center, director Pamela Gardner said.The Career Center decided to make the move to the new...

Study analyzes link between nicotine and addiction

Study analyzes link between nicotine and addiction

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

September 11, 2017


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New research shows that lower levels of nicotine in cigarettes may lead to reduced addiction and dependency on the drug.Completed in April 2016,  the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at UVM  studied the effects of lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and addiction in vulnerable populations....

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