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New app launched for carpooling

New app launched for carpooling

Emma Trainor

March 10, 2015

Carpooling for college students can now be coordinated through a new app called Wheeli. Jean-Pierre Adechi created Wheeli as a safe and efficient way for college students to carpool. It  is an online service that is only accessible with a college email address. Wheeli allows the student driver or rider t...

Teach-in focuses on racial justice

Teach-in focuses on racial justice

John Riedel, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

A new United Academics committee focused on civil rights hosted a discussion about racial justice in Vermont and at UVM. The Civil Rights Committee hosted  and sponsored the teach-in event, “Vermont is NOT an Exception.,” Feb 23. During the event, a panel of UVM professors, students and civil r...

Alumnus donates $1 million toward STEM project funds

Alumnus donates $1 million  toward STEM project funds

Caroline Alkire

March 10, 2015

With the help of the Pizzagalli family and the Pizzagalli Foundation, UVM is $1 million closer to their funding goal for the STEM project. The project is planned to begin this spring and the total cost is estimated at $104 million.      UVM is planning on obtaining all funding through non-debt-pro...

Career Center starts up job shadowing program

Career Center starts up job shadowing program

March 10, 2015

During winter break this year, the UVM Career Center paired about 55 students with various alumni as part of their new job shadowing program.This opportunity allows current students to follow a former Catamount to their job in order to help them get work experience.Amanda Chase, an internship coordinato...

Committee to deal with alcohol use

David Dubrul

March 10, 2015

In a recent email to the UVM community, President Tom Sullivan addressed the continuing alcohol, marijuana and other drug problems the school faces. One year ago, the president emailed students with a similar message announcing the “formation of a 72-person committee, made up of faculty, staff, stud...

Budget system approved

Budget system approved

Aidan Breen

February 24, 2015

UVM has recently approved a new budget model which has left many students confused, they say. After a year-long discussion, the final report of the Incentive-Based Budget Model Steering Committee has gained approval. The IBB model was published on the IBB website and “collaboratively addresses many...

Improving the Humanities Center

Improving the Humanities Center

Caroline Alkire

February 24, 2015

Students majoring in the humanities are used to the jokes about the apparent impracticality of their chosen degrees. The Humanities Center co-directors Luis Vivanco and David Jenemann are trying to put an end to these stereotypes through a complete revitalization of the program. They recently gave a ...

Conducting a jazz revolution

Conducting a jazz revolution

David Dubrul

February 24, 2015

A practicing jazz trumpeter and senior lecturer for the UVM music department is orchestrating a jazz revolution within the UVM music community. The product of a fusion of jazz and salsa culture in the heart of New York City, professor Ray Vega’s passion for music connects him with his students and pushe...

Farm being renovated

Farm being renovated

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

UVM’s educational horizons span beyond the classroom and are about to get even wider. The University began a $2.5 million dollar, 13,176 square foot project to improve the Paul R. Miller Farm and create a modern teaching barn for students Feb. 3, according to a Feb.4  press release from Assistant Direc...

Arraignment held for suspect of burglaries

Jill Vaglica

February 24, 2015

Students are upset after not being reimbursed for items that were stolen from their rooms this semester. These students said they have not even have been informed that the suspected burglar had been arrested. The Winooski man suspected of the multiple dorm burglaries was arraigned in court Feb. 17....

Record number of admitted students

Record number of admitted students

Allie Osorno

February 24, 2015

As many admitted students roam campus throughout the semester, it is clear that their numbers are higher than ever. The acceptance rate for the University is 71 percent, the highest in recent years, Beth Wiser, director of undergraduate admissions, said. With a record-breaking number of applicants this year,...

Town hall focuses on student concerns

February 20, 2015

A U.S. senator hosted the Burlington town hall meeting at UVM Feb. 17.Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to students in a student town hall meeting set up by the SGA. Senior Aya AL-Namee, president of SGA, introduced Sanders to the students who were there.Sanders introduced the student panelists who would each s...

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