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UVM hit by budget cuts

April 27, 2009

UVM announced the first wave of budget cuts, totaling $10.8 million.In an e-mail sent to the UVM community from the UVM Broadcast Center, the cut was revealed to  include laying off 16 staff members and not filling 34 currently vacant faculty and staff positions.The details of the cuts laid out i...

College of Medicine ranks sixth in nation for primary care

April 24, 2009

    UVM's College of Medicine has been ranked sixth in the nation for primary care education in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," landing the program a top five percent ranking for the third consecutive year.To compile the list, the 130 medic...

27 students arrested at protest

April 23, 2009

Today at 11:30 p.m. police arrested 27 students for unlawful trespassing and escorted them out of the western wing of Waterman.Students had been in Waterman since the afternoon to protest the budget cuts and layoffs.After organizing a sit in at the Davis Center, the student activist group, Studen...

SGA Senator elections wrapped up

April 10, 2009

The closing of the Student Government Association (SGA) senator elections on April 8 brought some fresh blood to the 42 SGA Senate seats for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010.All 26 students that ran under re-elected senator Tyler Wilkinson-Ray's Emergent Change Organizers (ECO) coalition platform were elec...

Debate continues over student compensation

March 2, 2009

Along with funding teachers' salaries, custodial work and student-run clubs, a portion of what every student pays each semester goes back into the pockets of elected student officials.While the officials do a significant amount of work, some students feel that their jobs should instead be done on a volu...

Budget forum highlights

March 2, 2009

Daniel Mark Fogel, UVM President"I understand the current concerns, but I have to tell you that I in turn am angered by the imputation that I have had any motive other than simply working almost beyond endurance throughout my presidency to build academic quality, value and competitiveness for UVM, for V...

Fogel elaborates on administrative changes

March 2, 2009

University of Vermont President Daniel Mark Fogel informed the UVM community of some of the personnel changes taking place over the remainder of the semester in an e-mail on Monday. Fogel announced the appointment of Richard Cate to the position of vice president of finance and administration. He was f...

Student Government Association Vice President Josh Miller asked to resign

October 5, 2008

The Student Government Executive Board has requested Vice President Josh Miller to resign, said Drew Sander, chair of student activities."After considering the request, I have decided not to resign. I want to take my role head-on, and it is my intention to resolve these miscommunications rather than retr...

Freshmen Senators elected to SGA

September 15, 2008

Those of you who have been approached by students with petitions in hand asking for your signature or who voted online probably know that UVM's Student Government Association Senate elected five freshmen members last Thursday. The five new members, elected from a group of 15 students and adamant about iss...

RAs fired for drinking in the dorms

September 8, 2008

Five UVM Residential Advisors were terminated from their positions before the start of classes due to drinking; confirmed by an anonymous source and Annie Stevens, the Assistant Vice President of Student and Campus Life. "ResLife does a very good job of explaining to RAs of what the expectations are, and ...

UVMtv seeks move into Davis Center retail space

September 2, 2008

UVM's student-run television station is looking for a new home in the Davis Center just months after outdated equipment and financial struggles left the station with no means to broadcast.UVMtv, which currently is located in the basement of Coolidge Hall, has expressed interest in the retail space nex...

Bed bugs cause relocation of L/L residents

April 29, 2008

Students in a suite of Living/Learning's B-building were displaced last week after it was discovered that one of the inhabitants had been bitten by a bed bug, UVM's Director of Communications Enrique Corredera said.On Thursday, April 17, it was confirmed that the bites on the leg of a female resident ...

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