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Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

April 16, 2019

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2019

Students on campus may expect more knocks on their doors following new SGA legislation on canvassing. SGA will be voting to create a working group reevaluating the campus canvassing ban to allow for more involvement in student politics, said senior Maeve McDermott, chair of SGA’s Committee on Legisla...

Environmental efforts strive to divest

Environmental efforts strive to divest

Emma Pinezich and Lilly Young

April 15, 2019

While the University bills itself as an environmentally friendly school, some ecological groups are working to further lower its environmental impact. From 2007 to 2014, UVM decreased its carbon footprint by 45%, said Gioia Thompson, office of sustainability director. But some students working to improve t...

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

A group of students was found responsible for violating University policy following a Feb. 26 rally in Waterman, concluding a three-week conduct process. The students spoke at a  Feb. 26 NoNames for Justice rally that celebrated the one-year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover, resulting in condu...

SGA passes historic resolution denouncing database

SGA passes historic resolution denouncing database

Maeve Gurnis, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

SGA unanimously passed a resolution April 2 to protect students' free speech. SGA’s resolution condemns Canary Mission, an online database of individuals and organizations that have expressed criticism of Israel. Canary Mission is a database founded in 2014 that documents individuals and organizati...

First-year nutrition major dies

First-year nutrition major dies

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

First-year Lauren Kerzhner died March 31. Kerzhner, a New Jersey native, was majoring in dietetics, nutrition and food sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, according to an April 1 email from Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs.    “Lauren was involved on campus as a writer for the Watertower...

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

April 9, 2019

Nearly two months after a UVM first-year was found dead in a snowbank, the Burlington Police Department has ruled the death accidental. Burlington Police began investigating the death of first-year Connor Gage Feb. 2 after receiving a 911 call stating there was a man lying in the snow. Burlington ...

SGA election applications at a high

SGA election applications at a high

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2019

This year’s SGA senate elections are contested for the first time in two years. By 4 p.m. April 5, senior Meghan Driscoll, SGA Elections Committee chair, received 49 election packets of those competing for the 39 senate seats, she said. Driscoll attributed the number to increased campus engagement....

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-...

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