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Sorority interest group created on campus

Hannah Kearns

January 14, 2014

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A sorority interest group (SIG), had its first group meeting Oct. 22. The group currently has 30 official members and is constantly changing and growing, according to Emma Schneidmuller, a Service and Panhellenic representative. Schneidmuller, an elementary education major at the University, stated that to recruit members for SIG, they have held...

Sorority supsension lifted

Hannah Kearns

January 14, 2014

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The interim suspension that was placed on sorority Delta Delta Delta by UVM was lifted Jan. 13, according to Patrick Brown, director of Student Life. The sorority was placed on suspension after three intoxicated students were taken by ambulance to Fletcher Allen Hospital Dec. 7 while on their way to a sorority event in Cha...

Thursday a day for philanthropy

November 12, 2013

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To celebrate National Philanthropy Day which falls on this Thursday, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) is teaming with the UVM Foundation to display philanthropy on campus. Members of SAA have organized an event, taking place on Nov.14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Davis Center Atrium, focused on the impact of philanthropy at UVM and...

Professor recognized for online work

Hannah Kearns

October 22, 2013

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Professor Betty Rambur was recently awarded the 2013 Sloan Consortium Excellence in Online Teaching Award.   Rambur was given this award based on the fact that she is a "pioneer in teaching online" according to dean of Continuing Education Cynthia Belliveau, who nominated Rambur for the award.  Rambur, a professo...

New in Davis Center

August 27, 2013

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As the 2013 spring semester came to a close, the Davis Center was going through some major changes as far as what clubs, organizations and stores would be moving in and moving out for the 2013-2014 school year.  Officially, UVMtv moved out of its spot on the first floor and into a studio in Billings, while Living Well will expand ...

UVM replaces withering shrubs with new, partially gifted sign

August 27, 2013

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Out with the old shrub-and-flower decorated UVM sign and in with a new, shiny $171,000 one.  The administration decided the sign needed to undergo construction after hearing from several visitors that it was not clear to them where the campus began, Vice President for Finance and Administration Richard Cate said. "The...

Men’s Educational Center has become topic of discussion for SGA

February 19, 2013

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The student government association (SGA) could be moving closer toward establishing a Men's Educational Center on campus. The bill, expected to be voted on tonight, was originally proposed by SGA Senator Christian Matthew in the beginning of the semester as a response to an incident involving the fraternity Sigma ...

Aiken’s roof to be green

February 21, 2012

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  Newly renovated George D. Aiken Center, as of this year, is currently constructing a green roof with research capability. With eight separate watersheds and 72 different temperature probes currently in development, the research and demonstration opportunities are vast, said Gary Hawley. The Aiken project has been in the...

UVM hit by budget cuts

April 27, 2009

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UVM announced the first wave of budget cuts, totaling $10.8 million.In an e-mail sent to the UVM community from the UVM Broadcast Center, the cut was revealed to  include laying off 16 staff members and not filling 34 currently vacant faculty and staff positions.The details of the cuts laid out in the e-mail did not deviate...

College of Medicine ranks sixth in nation for primary care

April 24, 2009

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    UVM's College of Medicine has been ranked sixth in the nation for primary care education in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," landing the program a top five percent ranking for the third consecutive year.To compile the list, the 130 medical schools in the country a...

27 students arrested at protest

April 23, 2009

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Today at 11:30 p.m. police arrested 27 students for unlawful trespassing and escorted them out of the western wing of Waterman.Students had been in Waterman since the afternoon to protest the budget cuts and layoffs.After organizing a sit in at the Davis Center, the student activist group, Students Stand Up (SSU) led a cro...

SGA Senator elections wrapped up

April 10, 2009

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The closing of the Student Government Association (SGA) senator elections on April 8 brought some fresh blood to the 42 SGA Senate seats for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010.All 26 students that ran under re-elected senator Tyler Wilkinson-Ray's Emergent Change Organizers (ECO) coalition platform were elected — 23 out of those ...

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