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New fitness center sparks mixed responses

New fitness center sparks mixed responses

March 31, 2017

After navigating Patrick Gym, students stood looking out at the Green Mountains while waiting to use weights and cardio equipment. UVM has outgrown the Patrick...

Two UVM fraternities sanctioned

Two UVM fraternities sanctioned

March 30, 2017

University of Vermont fraternity chapters AGR and FIJI have been issued separate sanctions by the Unive...

SGA Updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Proposal to address concerns over current exam schedule SGA is drafting a proposal to present to the Faculty Senate expressing concerns over the current exam schedule. The proposal would not likely affect the upcoming spring exams, but hopefully will affect next year at the earliest. Changes come in response to the re...

Heightened Surveillance

Heightened Surveillance

March 30, 2017

Residents of Coolidge Hall are now used to seeing many police officers walking up and down their hallways this semester. UVM police services began doing commu...

UPB announces SpringFest headliner

Staff Report

March 29, 2017

Filed under Arts, Campus, News

This year’s SpringFest will feature exclusively international artists, with the exception of one local band. UVM Program Board announced the headliner for this year’s SpringFest, Irish indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Club, at Nectar’s March 25. German R&B singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly and English indie pop band Blossoms ...

Community honors UVM student

Community honors UVM student

March 29, 2017

More than 100 friends and family members of the late Brett Cohen gathered at Stowe Mountain Resort to s...

SGA finalizes 2017-2018 club budget

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Each year, SGA is tasked with creating a budget to help fund all 147 student organizations recognized at UVM. The $1.3 million budget, allocates funds to SGA-recognized organizations for the 2017-2018 academic year. It was passed March 21. The budget has increased about $59,000 since last year, according to documents obta...

Bring it Back

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After an 8-year push by students and the community, steps were made to bring back UVM varsity baseball. SGA President Jason Maulucci met with the Friends of UVM Baseball committee on Jan. 28 to work out a plan to reinstate the team. Varsity baseball was discontinued at UVM in 2009. Friends of UVM Baseball called the mee...

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf

March 28, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

An SGA presidential campaign video set against a projection of a galaxy photo and scored with the “Game of Thrones” theme song has been viewed over 6 thousand times, according to Facebook.   The video was produced by candidate junior Niko Wu, a sociology major. Wu is running against junior Chris Petrillo, a mechanical engineering major.   ...

Faculty Senate change grade labels

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

The Faculty Senate has changed the labels of grades submitted late by professors to eliminate consequences felt by students. “Administrative failing,” “administrative unsatisfactory progress” and “administrative no pass” will replace “failing,” “unsatisfactory progress” and “no pass” for grades that are no...

SGA updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Student Government Elections Election packets for the position of President and Vice President of the SGA are due Wednesday, Mar. 22. These packets must be completed in order to run for the positions. Elections for President and Vice President will be held on Mar. 28 and 29.   Student Senate Elections Senate election packets will...

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

March 24, 2017

UVM hosted a conference on the connections between Vermont and its neighbor to the north. The March 20 F...

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