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Course And Textbook Descriptions To Be Avaliable Before Registration

Course And Textbook Descriptions To Be Avaliable Before Registration

Lindsay Freed, Ben Drape, and Seneca Hart

September 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Alek Fleury Students will have access to detailed course and textbook information before registering for classes this semester. The faculty contract was updated this summer and now requires professors to provide an extended course description with information about textbooks two weeks before course reg...

University saves millions by knocking down old buildings

University saves millions by knocking down old buildings

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2018


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Mo Quigg The University saved millions of dollars in work on old buildings by spending more to build new ones. Over $38 million in deferred maintenance costs to bring buildings up to code was instead used to build new buildings to replace them. The Cook Physical Science building, which occupied...

Expelled fraternity returns

Expelled fraternity returns

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sigma Phi Epsilon has been added to the list of recognized UVM fraternities, nearly seven years after it left campus in 2011 following a survey that asked, “if I could rape someone, who would it be?” One member of the fraternity added the question to his individual copy of the original ques...

Presidential search committee takes shape

Presidential search committee takes shape

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The search committee for the next president of UVM has been officially announced by the UVM board of trustees. The newly selected committee was announced in a Sept. 10 email to the University community. The committee is comprised of 24 members and is co-chaired by David Daigle, the current chair of ...

Dean of Libraries to step down

Dean of Libraries to step down

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 30, 2018


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The dean of UVM libraries will step down this summer after a new dean is selected. President Tom Sullivan announced the leadership change in an email to the UVM community Aug. 30. Mara Saule, the dean of UVM libraries has worked for the University since 1985, according to the email. She has bee...

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus For the past four months, nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have been in a constant back-and-forth with hospital administrators over new contracts. The nurses’ union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, represents around 1,800 nurses an...

Welcome Class of 2022

Welcome Class of 2022

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 28, 2018


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The class of 2022 gathered to ring in a new academic year and begin their journey as Catamounts at convocation. First years gathered Aug. 26 in the Patrick Gym and heard speeches from UVM officials. The class of 2022 is made up of approximately 2,500 students hailing from 43 states and 22 ...

Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive

Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 27, 2018


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Update: This story was updated at 9:30 am 8/29/18 to include additional comment and details from UVM Police.  A pedestrian was injured in an accident involving a UVM CATS bus, according to UVM Police. A CatAlert was sent out to the UVM community Aug, 27 at 11:45 am, advising pedestrians and...

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


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The UVM board of trustees is looking for community comment on the proposed removal of former UVM president Guy Bailey’s name from the Bailey/Howe Library. Demands for a name change stem from a March 22 statement from student group NoNames for Justice, who felt the name was inappropriate given B...

UVM fundraising campaign reaches goal 11 months early

UVM fundraising campaign reaches goal 11 months early

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 17, 2018


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Previously deemed a “stretch goal,” the UVM Move Mountains campaign reached its $500 million financial goal nearly a year ahead of schedule. The campaign was in a “silent,” or planning phase, from 2011 until 2015 when it was officially announced to the public, according to an October 201...

UVM Sophomore dies unexpectedly

UVM Sophomore dies unexpectedly

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM Sophomore Melissa Mark has died unexpectedly in Boston, Massachusetts. Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, announced Mark’s death in a campus wide email Aug. 15. Mark died Saturday, Aug. 11, according to the email. The University extends its deepest condolences to Mark’s...

UVM President to resign

UVM President to resign

Lindsay Freed and Sawyer Loftus

August 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University President Tom Sullivan will be stepping down after this year, according to an Aug. 6 email to the UVM community. This will be his seventh and final year as president after his 2012 selection by the board of trustees. Sullivan will be taking a research leave to write a book before joining the UVM fac...

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