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Study Abroad Fair Attracts Crowds

February 7, 2006

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The Billings Student Center looked like a United Nations conference this past Wednesday, February 1st. The common room was filled with international flags, brightly displayed booths containing travel information, and swarming crowds of UVM students. The large turn out was a testament to the fact that studying abroad is becomi...

Newt Gingrich to Speak at UVM

September 27, 2005

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UVM has often been described as an extremely liberal campus, with a student body that is mostly comprised of Democrats advocating liberalism and social equality. These "democratic" beliefs are often brought into question by the large organization of extremely left leaning UVM students, such as the ISO, who seem to resent th...

Bramley Announces Resignation

September 7, 2005

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Monday, August 29 A. John Bramley announced his decision to step down as the senior vice president and provost of the University of Vermont. Bramley will continue in his role as provost until June 30, 2006 when he will take a leave from the university. It is unclear whether Bramley will return to teach at the University of...

Don’t Delay, Belay

February 22, 2005

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If you've ever gone to the gym to work out, to run, or for a team practice, you know about the climbing wall. As soon as you walk in the doors of Gutterson Fieldhouse, there it is, a series and hand and foot holds attached to the two sloping walls of the far corner. Little beknownst to most students, however, is the fa...

UVM Introduces New Major

February 21, 2005

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A new major is now offered at the University of Vermont. Public Communication has recently become an option for undergraduate studies. The new major is part of the Community Development and Applied Economics department (CDAE) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). Faculty, as well as other administrative st...

New Law Club at UVM

February 21, 2005

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On February 9th the SGA voted to recognize the UVM Law Club. The Club is lead by a four person executive board, and is intended to provide a resource for students interested in becoming lawyers, the legal system, or think a legal education might be the right move for them. The club wants to stimulate students' interest in the la...

Common Comes to Patrick Gym

February 17, 2005

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This Saturday, February 19th, the legendary Common will be holding it down for the crowd in our very own acoustically challenged Patrick Gym. Fans of Com-Sense, both those who love him for his lyrical prowess and those who love him for his "conscious" raps, will not be disappointed. March 1st, Common is set to release hi...

UVM Introduces New Major

February 14, 2005

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A new major is now offered at the University of Vermont. Pubic Communication has recently become an option for undergraduate studies. The new major is part of the Community Development and Applied Economics department (CDAE) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). Faculty, as well as other administrative st...

Dan’s Master Plan: A Campus Under Construction

February 1, 2005

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At two separate times this past Thursday President Fogel met with local press, members of the student body, and Vermont residents to discuss the fate of the university under a new "campus master plan" which is currently in development. Speakers included Fogel himself, along with representatives from Campus Planning Services, Ha...

SGA Presidential and Vice Presidential Election

February 23, 2004

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Every year, around early to mid February whispers echo throughout the halls of Billings Student Center, many concerning SGA Presidential elections. 2004 has proved, if nothing else, no different from previous years in this respect. With only three presidential candidates and two vice presidential candidates running this year...

UVM Professor’s Paper Named to Top 10 of 2002

December 8, 2003

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Derk Pereboom, professor and chair of philosophy, is no dualist - he doesn't neatly cleave the workings of the mind from the mechanisms of matter - but he is troubled by the tendency of some of his peers to argue that the physical basis of thought trumps all, that psychology is really microphysics. His muscular argument that ment...

UVM Student Attacked, Officer Wants Job Back

September 29, 2003

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Campus safety at the University of Vermont has always been an issue in the back of many students' minds. Last Monday night it was brought right to the front when an unidentified suspect attacked and knocked to the ground while walking up Main Street towards the intersection with South Willard Street. The suspect, described...

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