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Van decorated to combat addiction stigma

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

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While some were getting high with friends April 20, others celebrated by decorating an old van with positive images to support recovering addicts. Junior Rory Butler lost a friend to a heroin overdose in January and decided to bring attention to the issue with his “UVM Recovery Van” project, he said.&nbs...

Survivors speak out in the Davis Center

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to a close, UVM students are creating a space for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories. Junior Katherine Freeman hosted a speak out April 25 inside the Davis Center. Survivors will come together to open up about their experience and create awaren...

Female leaders facilitate empowerment

Female leaders facilitate empowerment

May 1, 2017

The UVM Alumni house was filled with around 80 people of different genders, ages and races for th...

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

May 1, 2017

UVM has reached its real food challenge goal three years ahead of schedule. Currently...

UVM Rescue breaks ground for new facility

UVM Rescue breaks ground for new facility

April 30, 2017

After years of construction and fundraising challenges, UVM Rescue is opening its new headquarters...

UVM students celebrate 4/20 by exercising, smoking

UVM students celebrate 4/20 by exercising, smoking

April 30, 2017

Some UVM students ran over three miles on 420. Others chose to smoke marijuana publicly. ...

SGA Updates

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

April 30, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Bill Allocating Funds to the American Society of Civil EngineersA bill allocating $7000 to the ASCE was passed unanimously. The club requested funds for transportation and lodging at the National level of the Steel Bridge Competition in Corvalis, Oregon. The competition will take place at Oregon State University.  &nbs...

Annual event confronts rape culture

Annual event confronts rape culture

April 21, 2017

The UVM community gathered to take a stand against gender-based violence April 13. Th...

SGA supports bystander intervention training

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

The SGA has ruled in favor of supporting a bill that provides bystander intervention training for employees of nightlife establishments in the Burlington area.   The Bystander Intervention Training for Establishments Serving Alcohol in Burlington was supported by SGA April 11. The initiative was proposed by city cou...

Former NBA owners donates millions to Gund Institute

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

UVM announced that with a new $6 million donation, the Gund Institute will be expanded to the entire University.The current Gund Institute for Ecological Economics will be expanded and renamed as the Gund Institute for Environment.The expansion will involve more interdisciplinary work across departments and colleges, fo...

Professor shares passion for robotics

Chloe Chaobal, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Josh Bongard, associate professor of computer science, spent a lot of time in high school thinking about robots and their usefulness to humans, he said. “Why did everyone think it would be so useful to have them, but no one could build them?” Bongard said. Bongard said his decision to pursue scienc...

Quantitative reasoning added to requirements

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

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A new general education requirement in mathematical problem solving will be added in fall 2017. The proposal for the new general education requirement focused on quantitative reasoning was passed by the Faculty Senate March 27, becoming the fourth University-wide requirement needed to graduate.     ...

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