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Students push for safe transportation

Students push for safe transportation

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

February 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA is looking to bring safer alternatives for students returning home late at night in order to combat potential dangers. Safe Ride Home is a campus ride program in its beginning stages. It would allow students to call a cab within a four-mile radius of  UVM for a subsidized fee, three to five time...

University president admitted to NCAA committee

University president admitted to NCAA committee

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan has been appointed to the Infractions Committee of the NCAA. The committee oversees the Association’s various member organizations and ensures that guidelines are followed and punishments assigned for violations. Sullivan’s term began Jan. 23 and will last through 2021, ac...

New programs become available across diciplines

New programs become available across diciplines

Zoe Schemm and Zoe Stern

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Starting next fall, two new majors, one new minor and three certificate programs will be offered in various colleges after UVM’s board of trustees approved their creation. These programs include a Bachelor of Arts in dance, a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and a minor in reporting and docume...

Petition calls for better campus food

Petition calls for better campus food

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A petition calling for higher quality food and an overall better dining experience is being circulated by students. The petition, which currently has over 1,000 signatures and is circulating on change.org, asks UVM to provide better food, along with more convenient dining hall hours, said first-year Con...

‘They don’t give a shit:’ faculty union fills John Dewey Lounge to discuss cuts to the humanities

‘They don’t give a shit:’ faculty union fills John Dewey Lounge to discuss cuts to the humanities

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Photo Gallery

The UVM faculty union plans to take action against recent cuts to various humanities departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The faculty union, United Academics, held a meeting for faculty and students Feb. 5 in the John Dewey Lounge to discuss the state of the humanities at UVM and possibl...

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

Staff Report

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, according to an email sent to students. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said any and all fraternity activities including recruitment, social events and philanthropy are suspended, due...

Faculty concerned over presidential search transparency

Faculty concerned over presidential search transparency

Staff Report

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Uncategorized

Faculty are expressing concerns over the presidential search process after it yielded just a single public finalist. The “sole finalist” is Dr. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University. Garimella will be on campus Feb. 13 to 15 for meetings...

Commencement speaker chosen

Commencement speaker chosen

Staff Report

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The University has chosen a speaker for this year's commencement. Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will speak at this year's ceremony, according to a Feb. 5 email from President Tom Sullivan. "I am pleased that Mr. Walker will be with us on Commencement Day 2019 to share his timely...

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Student-led projects were up for debate at this year’s Board meetings. Board members followed up on efforts to provide rides back to campus for students through SGA and efforts to address food insecurity on campus, proposing a variety of funding options which Foley and SGA can consider to fund th...

New policies lead to decline in applicants

New policies lead to decline in applicants

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

UVM is seeing a slight decline in student applications after taking steps to make the University more competitive and adding a fee to its application process. The number of undergraduate students applying to UVM has dropped by 16 percent since 2015, Provost David Rosowsky said at the Feb. 1 board of tru...

Presidential finalist identified

Presidential finalist identified

Staff Report

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The presidential search committee has identified a sole finalist for the position of university president. Dr. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, will be on campus Feb. 13 to 15 for meetings and open forums, according to a Feb. 4 email from...

First-year student dies

First-year student dies

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A first-year student died unexpectedly over the weekend. First-year Connor Gage from Little Falls, N.Y. died Feb. 2 off campus, according to a Feb. 3 email to the University community from Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs. No exact cause of death has been confirmed by the Bu...

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