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UVM awarded for human rights efforts

Lucy Bisselle, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

An initiative launched at UVM received an award for its work with torture victims. On Feb. 15, the 2017 Human Rights Award was presented by the American Psychiatric Association to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs which includes UVM’s organization, the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma.   ...

SGA reopens discussion of reading days

SGA reopens discussion of reading days

March 12, 2017

Readings days are back on the table. SGA requests to reopen conversations around reading days reinsta...

SGA to minimize emissions

SGA to minimize emissions

March 12, 2017

SGA is looking to greatly minimize UVM’s impact on the environment by 2025. In 2010, UVM commi...

UVM hosts human trafficking conference

Chris Dillon and Kassondra Little

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

In February, UVM brought together an FBI agent, doctors and community service workers to address human trafficking in Vermont. The Department of Family Medicine and the Larner College of Medicine hosts the annual Cultural Awareness Conference. This year's conference focused on how medical professionals can combat human traff...

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

New App seeks to improve student voter participation Lachlan Francis presented a proposal for the use of an app called Voatz in the upcoming SGA elections. Voatz is an app that uses fingerprints  to provide a new platform to vote. Talks are already in progress with the city of Burlington to possibly use the app to im...

Medical lecturer discusses in-class death

Colin Bushweller, Senior Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

In the Spring of 2013, while giving a presentation on infant CPR, lecturer Pat Malone collapsed and fell to the ground. Malone was having a heart attack and was pronounced medically dead. The students in the CPR training session thought it was a test. However, after noticing Malone had no pulse they realized just how re...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

March 2, 2017

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month. Durin...

UVM Medicine to build Connecticut campus

UVM Medicine to build Connecticut campus

March 2, 2017

The Western Connecticut Health Network announced its partnership with UVM’s Robert Larner, M.D. ...

UVM faculty rallies for higher wages

UVM faculty rallies for higher wages

March 1, 2017

Faculty members stood outside the room where their contracts were being negotiated, holding signs ...

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

March 1, 2017

Some want the University to take a stand against one of President Donald Trump’s executive orders. ...

UVM announces gendered bathroom changes

Olivia Bowman, News Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

The University announced a plan to update existing plans for gendered bathroom usage. Plans for the future will include “larger multi-use restrooms” and working to “improve the access to access to the restrooms for people with disabilities,” according to an email sent by the University Feb. 27. The email was sent by T...

SGA updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

New medical club There is a new UVM pre-physician assistant club. SGA recognized the club Feb. 22.   Students need 6,000 hours of experience and must take a different set of tests which this club will help students prepare for school after their undergraduate degree.   Draft of resolution insisting on re...

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