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Sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault on campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2019

The alleged perpetrator of a Feb. 23 sexual assault and theft on campus has been arrested and is being held on $100,000 bail. Tyson Cyphers, 37, was identified as a suspect for the crime in a Feb. 23 Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations press release, which notes that he is on the Vermont Sex O...

Provost to step down

Provost to step down

Lindsay Freed

February 25, 2019

Provost David Rosowsky is stepping down at the end of the semester. Rosowsky is leaving to allow incoming president Suresh Garimella to build his own leadership team, according to an email Rosowsky sent to the UVM community Feb. 25. “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the Universit...

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Long lines outside of Brennan’s and a change in Central Dining Hall hours comes as a result of staffing issues. The change in hours was a result of Central Dining Hall not having enough staff, as workers were quitting after not getting breaks, Brennan’s employee Angel Parent said. “They lost a lo...

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 19, 2019

Faculty and student outcry has followed cuts in certain College of Arts and Sciences’ programs due to declining enrollment. The faculty union, United Academics, held a teach-in Feb. 14 in front of Howe Library, while students participated with UA in letter-writing campaigns and distribution of posters cri...

Trustees approve appointment of next president

Trustees approve appointment of next president

Staff Report

February 15, 2019

The Board of Trustees has voted to appoint Suresh Garimella as the next president of the University. Garimella was the only finalist yielded by the presidential search. The presidential search committee first met Sept. 11 of last year. The lack of transparency in the search process drew criticism from some students and faculty who felt their input was not valued. A newly formed stud...

Views diverge on graduation speaker

Views diverge on graduation speaker

Cullen Paradis and Sophia Venturo

February 15, 2019

This year’s commencement speaker will be Darren Walker, the first openly gay speaker since 2011. Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, was announced as this year’s graduation speaker in a Feb. 5 email from President Tom Sullivan. Walker is the first person of color to make the commence...

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Julianne Lesch and Lee Hughes

February 14, 2019

In front of a packed Grand Maple Ballroom and under threat of protest, presidential finalist Dr. Suresh Garimella gave a quick introduction to himself before he began a question and answer session Feb. 14 with the UVM community.   A newly formed student group, the Coalition for Student and Faculty Righ...

Students and faculty rally against budget cuts at Valentine’s Day teach-in

Students and faculty rally against budget cuts at Valentine’s Day teach-in

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Students and faculty gathered at noon Feb. 14 on the steps of the Howe Library to protest the administration’s recent decisions to lay off humanities professors and increase course sizes. The Valentine's Day teach-in was organized by United Academics, the faculty union, along with the Coalition for S...

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2019

There is a sole finalist for the presidential search process, drawing criticism from the campus community. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, was announced Feb. 4 in an email from David Daigle, chair of the board of trustees. The search proces...

Candidate gained honors and controversy

Candidate gained honors and controversy

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2019

After a presidential search process spent largely behind closed doors, students and faculty are now able to learn more about the sole finalist. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, was revealed as the sole finalist of the presidential search Feb....

Provost posts, then deletes tweet resembling satirical posters

Provost posts, then deletes tweet resembling satirical posters

Staff Report

February 13, 2019

David Rosowsky, provost and senior vice president, tweeted an image of himself in a crown following similar imagery being posted around campus accusing him of undercutting liberal arts. The tweet was published Feb. 12, following the posters that were posted last week, and later later deleted from R...

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Lily Young, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Students and faculty around campus mourn the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski parking lot after exposure to subzero temperatures after attending two off-campus fraternities, according to a Feb. 4 Cynic article. On the night of Gage’s death, each floor in...

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