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Team returns home after shooting

Kelsey Neubauer, Editor-in-chief

January 17, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Junior Kelly Lennon instinctively launched her body on top of one of her best friends and teammate protect her after a group of people entered her airport terminal yelling ‘get down,’ she said.   Shots were fired in a nearby terminal about an hour earlier.   Moments before, the team entered the air...

Faculty assesses student performance

Faculty assesses student performance

December 7, 2016

The Faculty Senate has begun implementing a new form of student assessment focused on helping f...

Mental help spikes

Mental help spikes

December 6, 2016

The increase in students requesting mental health services at UVM — particularly during finals —m...

Clean Energy Fund to get financial facelift

December 1, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

The Clean Energy Fund is being restructured to have students more involved in choosing what projects the money goes toward. The CEF is funded by a $10 contribution included in the cost of tuition. It started in 2008 and is meant to help reduce UVM’s own greenhouse gas emissions, as well as educate students thr...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little

November 30, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other institutions, UVM is a part of a nationwide movement known as the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, which enhances patient well-bei...

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy

November 29, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Mental health professionals may be more likely to take on new white patients than black patients according to a new study. The study, conducted by UVM researchers, found racial bias in mental health services. Professor Lance Smith lead the team. “We noticed that ‘Lakisha’ was more likely to receive a messa...

Students watch as campus tranforms

Camilla Broccolo

November 29, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

A group of prospective UVM students and families led by a tour guide shuffled past the construction site of the new residence hall that will be open in August 2017. This is just one of the buildings that will be included in the new housing model ResLife will be transitioning to starting next fall. “Our goal for next ...

School welcomes Mosaic Center to campus

Chloe Chaobal

November 15, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

For the third time in its existence, the ALANA Student Center has officially changed its name. The African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center formally opened it’s doors to the community in an open house celebration Nov. 10, where it announced its name change to the Mosaic Center for Students of Color. ...

Campus services support students after election

Campus services support students after election

November 15, 2016

From the Waterman building to the Living/Learning Center, students found support following the results o...

Mayor asks UVM to help pay for development

Colin Bushweller

November 15, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Streets and sidewalks will be revamped over the next ten years and the city wants UVM to help pay. The mayor has requested $10 million from UVM and Champlain College by 2026. The city of Burlington is hoping to receive money from these institutions to counteract the tax-exempt statuses of the 8,000 students who live...

Company foots UVM’s solar panels

Company foots UVM’s solar panels

November 10, 2016

Solar panels are on track for installation on four buildings on-campus next year.   Solar p...

First-year break parking denied

First-year break parking denied

November 10, 2016

Parking on campus will not be an option during the period between Thanksgiving and winter break for first-year...

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