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UVM measured against peer colleges

UVM measured against peer colleges

Julianne Lesch and Lilly Young

April 4, 2019

Representatives from various colleges visited campus as part of the reaccreditation process, but few people showed up to the open forums. When a university is accredited, it means that the institution has met certain standards in order to demonstrate that quality education is being provided, according to...

Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019

The faculty union circulated a flyer at its March 26 rally asserting the University has cherry-picked the data it offered them about funding and enrollment. A March 26 rally on the Waterman Green centered on United Academics' demands to reinstate two cut lecturers, support liberal arts and drop minimum c...

Union blocked out of admin office

Union blocked out of admin office

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes

April 2, 2019

The faculty union and student activists were locked out of the executive offices when they tried to deliver a petition. United Academics, the faculty union, hosted a 2:30 p.m. March 26 rally on the Waterman Green. It was attended by 40 faculty and students, including members from the Coalition for ...

Two fraternities named in connection to student death

Two fraternities named in connection to student death

Sawyer Loftus and Lee Hughes

April 1, 2019

After a first-year died on his way home Feb. 2 following a night of drinking, a police investigation identified the two fraternities he was at that night. It has been determined that he was first at Delta Tau Delta and then Alpha Epsilon Pi, an unrecognized fraternity, the night of his death. First-...

Fraternity ban lifted for all but two chapters

Fraternity ban lifted for all but two chapters

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2019

While two fraternities remain under investigation, the fraternity activities ban may end for all but two chapters. The ban, which was instated Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor Gage, can be lifted for most fraternities if they complete an action plans released by Student Life...

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Junior Jillian Scannell and her running mate, sophomore Owen Doherty, won the SGA presidential and vice presidential elections. Scannell and Doherty’s victories were announced March 29. The only other presidential candidate was sophomore Harmony Edosomwan.  Doherty ran unopposed. Scannell won with 1,724 v...

Regional accreditation council to evaluate the University’s status

Regional accreditation council to evaluate the University’s status

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

A group of representatives from the regional accreditation agency will visit UVM this week to discuss how the University measures against New England’s standards for higher education. A team from New England Commission on Higher Education will be holding three public forums with the UVM community t...

Interim provost search committee includes students

Interim provost search committee includes students

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2019

Following the resignation of the provost amid student and faculty criticism, the interim provost search committee was announced by President Tom Sullivan March 16. David Rosowsky, senior vice president and provost, announced his resignation in a Feb. 25 email to the University amid criticism from students ov...

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were concerned student rights were being limited and that campus policies were being abused. Annie St...

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

Nine students who spoke at a rally in the Waterman building Feb. 26 could face misconduct charges for disruption. The students include leaders from rally organizers NoNames for Justice, who organized the rally, and other social justice groups on campus. The Feb. 26 rally was organized by NoNames in...

Fraternity council addresses activities ban

Fraternity council addresses activities ban

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 27, 2019

The future of the fraternity activities ban is uncertain as investigations continue, following a March 19 campus visit from the North American Interfraternity Conference. The ban was instated Feb. 5 following the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 after attending at least one fraterni...

Faculty union rally locked out of executive offices

Faculty union rally locked out of executive offices

Lee Hughes and Emma Pinezich

March 26, 2019

The faculty union and student activists were locked out of the executive offices as they tried to deliver their petition to the administration. United Academics, the faculty union, hosted a 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 rally on the Waterman Green attended by 40 faculty and students, including members from the ...

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