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New in Davis Center

August 27, 2013


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As the 2013 spring semester came to a close, the Davis Center was going through some major changes as far as what clubs, organizations and stores would be moving in and moving out for the 2013-2014 school year.  Officially, UVMtv moved out of its spot on the first floor and into a studio in Billings, ...

UVM replaces withering shrubs with new, partially gifted sign

August 27, 2013


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Out with the old shrub-and-flower decorated UVM sign and in with a new, shiny $171,000 one.  The administration decided the sign needed to undergo construction after hearing from several visitors that it was not clear to them where the campus began, Vice President for Finance and Administration...

Summer updates

August 27, 2013


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IBM cuts down on jobs JULY: Following some serious separations made by the company, 419 people lost their jobs at the IBM plant in Essex Junction in June. The cut of workers is believed to be around 419. Asian sex "spas" raided JUNE: Local police and FBI agents raided two "spas" for suspected prostit...

A community mourns

August 27, 2013


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The beginning of the academic year was marred by tragedy Aug. 18 when University of Vermont senior Derek Schueler, 21, died after a swimming accident. Schueler was pronounced dead after he was found to have drowned in the private Burlington Tennis Club located off East Terrace, the police report stated....

Student diversity sets new record

August 27, 2013


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UVM opened its doors to its most diverse class this year in which more than one in eight students self-describe themselves as ethnic minorities, according to a press release from University Communications. UVM welcomed an estimated 2,470 first-year students of which 13.6 percent are of Asian-American,...

Hundreds gather for University of Vermont student Derek Schueler’s wake

August 24, 2013


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Not a seat, walkway or spot for standing was empty at the Ira Allen chapel this afternoon where University of Vermont student Derek Schueler's wake was held. ? Hundreds of family members, neighbors, friends and University administrators gathered to mourn the loss of Schueler, a senior, who died suddenly...

Media attacks persist

May 2, 2013


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With the arrest and capture of attackers Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnaev?brothers of Russian origin who have been labeled as ?radical Muslims? due ?following the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, multiple stories surfaced using inflammatory and sensational language to discuss the brothers? religion and...

Run for Boston

May 2, 2013


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Students and residents in the Burlington area gathered on the waterfront to run and walk in support of the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy April 20.The run/walk was a part of a recent global movement ?Get Moving for Boston.? That has people running or walking wherever and whenever they chose in...

Seniors map local park for Capstone

May 2, 2013


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Before senior Rebecca Gray and her classmates stepped foot on a 65 acre plot of land donated to the Winooski Valley Park District (WVPD), no one really knew what was there. ?Over time the surrounding land has become very developed but this specific plot of land has not been touched for nearly 50 years,?...

Students propose plan for Moran make-over

May 2, 2013


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Thanks to two enterprising students, renewable energy, beer brewing, gourmet mushrooms and rooftop gardens may soon be a reality for a languishing coal plant located on Burlington?s waterfront. With the help of local businesses, seniors Erick Crockenberg and Tad Cooke have made plans to redesign the...

UVM talks tobacco use

May 2, 2013


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The possibility of a smoking ban has been a frequent discussion among many students ever since the University Benefits Advisory Council (UBAC) recommended a smoke-free campus in its June 2012 report.Many students have interpreted this recommendation as a ?smoking ban,? but Jan Carney, co-chair of UBAC,...

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