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UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

UVM and Champlain College have reached a decision in a $447,890 plan to pay for Burlington infrastructure improvements. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced Feb. 7 that UVM and Champlain College have agreed to help financially support the city infrastructure improvement plans. The plan calls for payments...

Director of student life will retire at end of the year

Director of student life will retire at end of the year

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 7, 2018


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The director of student life will retire after 39 years at UVM at the end of this year. Pat Brown has many memories from his years from “rock n roll shows at the gym to student protests on Waterman,” he said. But his most treasured memories are those of students he has worked with who have d...

Faculty union and SGA clash over salary raises

Emma Jarnagin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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The faculty union is asking for a raise which could potentially increase tuition, said SGA president Chris Petrillo. United Academics, the faculty union at UVM,  negotiates its contract with the university every three years. The negotiations will determine whether or not they will get a raise, ...

BSU Flashmob 2018

BSU Flashmob 2018

February 7, 2018


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In honor of the first day of Black History Month, the Black Student Union (BSU) held a flashmob on Thursday February 1st in the Davis Center. The Vermont Cynic interviewed Publicist Daneil Whyte of the BSU about this action, and asked if the students can expect more events to come! Whyte said that there...

Activists fight to keep F-35s from BTV skies

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 4, 2018


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The controversy over the placement of F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport forced a Burlington City council meeting to take place Jan. 29. The jets would replace the current F-16s and are opposed by activist group Save Our Skies, who say they would pose health risks. The council will...

Legal injection sites put on hold

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

February 4, 2018


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A bill that would make it legal to inject heroin in certain places in Burlington has been put aside. The Vermont State Senate tabled the proposed legislation that would allow for these spaces — known as safe injection sites — and limit the drug-related charges that could be brought against p...

Anti-racist posters spread around campus

Anti-racist posters spread around campus

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Flyers reading “#Don’tShootUVM” were posted on campus Thursday morning. The flyers were hung by the social justice group NoNames for Justice in light of a recent court case involving a student who threatened students of color, according to the group’s Facebook page. “We will not be silenced...

Board of Trustees preview

Board of Trustees preview

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM board of trustees will meet Thursday Feb. 1, Friday Feb. 2 and Saturday Feb. 3 for their quarterly meeting. This meeting will include discussions of major and minor changes, construction, financials and the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights investigation, according to the...

UVM names 2018 Commencement Speaker

UVM names 2018 Commencement Speaker

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Image courtesy UVM. UVM alum Alexander Nemerov, ‘85, has been selected as the commencement speaker for May 20, according to a Jan. 25 UVM email. Nemerov chairs the art and art history departments at Stanford University, a position he has held since 2012. Nemerov graduated from UVM with a dual d...

Burlington Electric to source power from within VT

Joey Waldinger and Caroline Derksen

January 25, 2018


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Burlington Electric will begin to source its hydropower from within Vermont. As part of its contract with Great River Hydro LLC, a company that operates 13 hydroelectric plants, Burlington Electric will receive electricity from three Great River plants on the Connecticut River, according to a Jan....

Presence of gender-inclusive restrooms expands on campus

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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UVM has increased the availability of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus and plans to publish a map showing their locations by the end of the semester. According to a Dec. 13 email from Vice Provost Annie Stevens, most on-campus buildings now have gender-neutral signs on single-stall restrooms. ...

Sophomore accused of groping drops case

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 23, 2018


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A sophomore has dropped his lawsuit against the University. His case against the University stated he was denied due process after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student at a club rugby party last spring. The lawsuit was dismissed by the sophomore, identified as John Doe, stated Enrique ...

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