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New multipurpose center’s name is announced

New multipurpose center’s name is announced

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The name of UVM’s new arena was announced before the men’s basketball game Dec. 18. Named after two donors, Rich and Deb Tarrant, it will be called Tarrant Arena, according to a Dec. 18 Burlington Free Press article. The multipurpose center, approved by the Board of Trustees Oct. 26, will include...

UVM community talks about consent

UVM community talks about consent

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

December 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Every day, students on college campuses are having discussions about consent and its role in their lives. Coming from different backgrounds, many students have varying opinions on education about consent. UVM defines consent, as a person’s willingness to engage in a specific sexual act or form of sexual conduct. When talking with students, Sarah ...

Not as stressful as ‘the talk:’ Living Well office hours

Not as stressful as ‘the talk:’ Living Well office hours

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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At sex education office hours, students line up to discuss pleasure, pain and emotional intimacy. On Thursday afternoons in the Living Well office, sexuality expert Jenna Emerson holds personalized walk-in sex-ed lessons. The idea to hold office hours came to her last spring when she noticed a high d...

Email scam demands bitcoin, makes bombthreat

Email scam demands bitcoin, makes bombthreat

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Multiple UVM community members have received an extortion scam email. CATAlert sent an email Dec. 13 warning about the scam email, which contains a “non-specific” bomb threat in exchange for bitcoin. The email stated that police services are looking into this and consider it an extortion scam. This...

Penis drawings lead to bias incidents

Penis drawings lead to bias incidents

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


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Penis drawings on whiteboards in residence hall common rooms have caused commotion among residents throughout the years. These drawings are considered bias incidents and have resulted in calls to UVM police services by resident advisers as procedure. “A bias incident is anything that could be bothering...

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

An anonymous email has been sent to UVM promising rallies and riots over funding for arts and humanities. Several pictures of an email were posted Nov. 29 on a popular UVM parents Facebook page. The message has been reportedly sent by a student on behalf of other students from the humanities, arts and l...

First-year retention rate falls behind

First-year retention rate falls behind

Lee Hughes and Rachel Halpern

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM has fallen behind its comparative schools in retention rate of students. Comparative schools, like Boston University, outdo UVM by four to five percent, a trend driven by a need to better connect students with academic opportunities and lower levels of school spirit, said Alexander Yin, director of...

Head in the clouds: an inside look at Juul use on campus

Head in the clouds: an inside look at Juul use on campus

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The first time Zoe Silverman, a first-year, hit a Juul, she was 16. When it was offered to her, she didn’t think twice. Two years later, Silverman abandoned her  own Juul before coming to UVM because it was a waste of money, she said. Students on UVM’s campus have mixed feelings over vaping,...

Canadian slavery lecture shares lost stories

Canadian slavery lecture shares lost stories

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Waterman Memorial Lounge was crowded Nov. 28 with students and faculty waiting to hear history professor Amani Whitfield speak about slavery in Canada. Whitfield’s lecture was part of the College of Arts and Science’s Full Professor Lecture Series, started in 2007 by then-CAS Dean Eleanor M...

Professor scores 30 under 30

Professor scores 30 under 30

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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A UVM assistant professor in chemistry was selected to be featured on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for science. Michael Ruggiero was selected for his work in trying to understand how atoms move. “What I ended up being interested in is a different kind of motion, so maybe it’s two atoms moving ...

First-year programmed housing plan moves forward

First-year programmed housing plan moves forward

Lily Young, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


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There will be 100 percent participation in learning communities by first-years by fall 2019. Next school year, all first-year housing options will be in learning communities. Residential Life Director Rafael Rodriguez said that this has been a major goal for Reslife for the past three years. Sophomor...

SGA takes steps to end food insecurity

SGA takes steps to end food insecurity

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

To help fix food insecurity at UVM, a food pantry and meal swipe bank program will soon come to campus. Two surveys given to the UVM community found that 17 to 25 percent of undergraduate students at UVM don’t have access to enough food. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, has been working on a food...

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