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Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professio...

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

Staff Report

September 19, 2018


Filed under Election, Headliners, News, Vermont

Alek Fleury Democratic candidate for Vermont governor Christine Hallquist and actor Misha Collins discussed campaign issues in front of a crowd of students Wednesday in the Davis Center at a UVM College Democrats’ event. Hallquist made history as the first openly transgender candidate to win a major pa...

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Alek Fleury This story updated at 3:59 p.m. Sept. 19 to correct a statement that a practicum student at Burlington High School worked with Macias despite requesting not to. The student was working on a practicum and was invited back for an internship the next year at the high school, which she decli...

Student starts national petition

Student starts national petition

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

After a UVM sophomore reported her rape to University officials, she found a hole in UVM Policy allowing dismissed students to avoid disclosing past misconduct. Sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition aimed at flagging students who attempt to transfer to a new college or university after being dismissed...

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 ...

New sexual misconduct rules leak

New sexual misconduct rules leak

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

9/12/18 3:18 P.M. This story was updated to clarify a reference to the Explain the Asterisk petition. On Wednesday, Aug. 29 the New York Times released a leaked, preliminary version of new sexual assault rules for college campuses by Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education. The rules come at ...

Dean of Libraries to step down

Dean of Libraries to step down

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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...

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

In the midst of ongoing contract negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and its nurses’ union, a hearing to confirm the medical center’s annual budget continued “business as usual” despite pleas from nurses. The union of just over 1,800 members called on the Green Mountain Care Board —...

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