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Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

February 23, 2017

Voices in a College Street apartment chimed over one another while talking about their friend Brett Cohen...

Community programs decrease crime

Community programs decrease crime

February 18, 2017

Crime on some streets densely populated by UVM students has decreased over the past three years,...

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

February 15, 2017

  Senior Brett Cohen of Needham, Mass. died at the University of Vermont Medical Center Feb. ...

Students seek more campus art

February 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Vermont’s Queen City has provided many opportunities for students to engage with local art, students said. But, students are now seeking more accessible and student-driven art on campus, they said. The culture of art is already embedded into Burlington’s character, Sophomore Sydney Filler, an art minor, said. ...

SGA Updates

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Off-Campus Housing Help There has been progress made on various off-campus housing programs, Gail Shampnois and Emily Howe of the Office of Student and Community Relations said while updating SGA members. The programs aim to unite UVM students living off-campus with their non-student neighbors. Programs such as communit...

Faculty senate calls upon UVM values

JP Riedel, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Professors convened to reaffirm UVM’s values after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. A faculty senate resolution, presented by sociology professor John Streeter and Faculty Senate Vice President Jan Carney on Jan. 23, states UVM will continue to uphold its values and help those experiencing harassment and persec...

Trump’s actions against EPA may affect UVM environmental programs

Kassondra Little, Hannah Morgan, and Bryan O'Keefe

February 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, Election, News, Uncategorized

While an environmental science major, Taylor Smith ‘16 spent the majority of his final semester at UVM planting 500 trees to revive the former grounds of Burlington College. Smith now works as an environmental scientist for a Massachusetts engineering company, working on a contract with the U.S. Environmental Prot...

UVM hosts environmental rally

Michelle Phillips, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Down Main Street drums sounded as students gathered for the UVM Stands Pro-Environment Rally. On Inauguration Day, a new non-partisan environmental club called UVM Stand hosted speakers at the Davis Center flagpole at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 to talk about facing climate change issues over the next four years and beyond. St...

President Sullivan assures enrollment for DACA students

President Sullivan assures enrollment for DACA students

January 19, 2017

UVM sent emails to assure students that the University will stand with them, even if there are nationa...

Parking restricted near Redstone campus

January 19, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Faculty and staff showed up to their usual Wednesday parking spaces on a November morning   and were greeted with reserved signs.   Due to a resolution passed on Sep. 21 by the Public Works Commission, the parking spaces  between Henderson Terrace and Cliff Street on South Prospect Street are now reserved for residents. ...

The evolution of NBR over time

Chloe Chaobal

January 18, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Although the Naked Bike Ride has occurred at UVM for the last 21 years, each “ride” is different.   The event occurs annually on the last day of classes. In past years, the NBR has fallen on a Wednesday. In 2016, the event occurred Friday, Dec. 4.     The event was spearheaded by Erica Kutcher ‘...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

January 18, 2017

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax ...

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