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Van decorated to combat addiction stigma

Greta Brown, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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While some were getting high with friends April 20, others celebrated by decorating an old van with positive images to support recovering addicts.   Junior Rory Butler lost a friend to a heroin overdose in January and decided to bring attention to the issue with his “UVM Recovery Van...

Survivors speak out in the Davis Center

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to a close, UVM students are creating a space for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories.   Junior Katherine Freeman hosted a speak out April 25 inside the Davis Center.   Survivors will come together to open up about their experience a...

Female leaders facilitate empowerment

Female leaders facilitate empowerment

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The UVM Alumni house was filled with around 80 people of different genders, ages and races for the third annual Women in Leadership Summit.   Tables were scattered with forgotten, half-eaten plates of food. Attendees instead chose to focus on the speakers in front of them and fellow a...

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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UVM has reached its real food challenge goal three years ahead of schedule.   Currently, UVM serves 21 percent real food, three years ahead of its goal of 20 percent by 2020. It has established a new goal of 25 percent by 2020. The achievement was announced April 17 by members of the real fo...

UVM Rescue breaks ground for new facility

UVM Rescue breaks ground for new facility

Greta Brown, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

After years of construction and fundraising challenges, UVM Rescue is opening its new headquarters next to UVM Police on East Ave.   The cost of the project was $1.4 million, and it is on track to be finished this coming fall, said junior Kiley Baillargeon, the UVM Rescue chief. &n...

UVM students celebrate 4/20 by exercising, smoking

UVM students celebrate 4/20 by exercising, smoking

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
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Some UVM students ran over three miles on 420. Others chose to smoke marijuana publicly.   The Wellness Environment hosted its second annual 4.20 5k for Wellness April 20. The race began on Spear Street promptly at 4:20 p.m., just as hundreds of UVM students lit up joints and bowls, f...

SGA Updates

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Bill Allocating Funds to the American Society of Civil Engineers A bill allocating $7000 to the ASCE was passed unanimously. The club requested funds for transportation and lodging at the National level of the Steel Bridge Competition in Corvalis, Oregon. The competition will take place at Oregon ...

Annual event confronts rape culture

Annual event confronts rape culture

John Riedel and Joey Waldinger
April 21, 2017
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The UVM community gathered to take a stand against gender-based violence April 13.   The 12th annual Dismantling Rape Culture conference, organized by the Women’s Center, was held on the fourth floor of the Davis Center.   During the conference, students listened to leade...

SGA supports bystander intervention training

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

The SGA has ruled in favor of supporting a bill that provides bystander intervention training for employees of nightlife establishments in the Burlington area.     The Bystander Intervention Training for Establishments Serving Alcohol in Burlington was supported by SGA April 11. The initi...

Former NBA owners donates millions to Gund Institute

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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UVM announced that with a new $6 million donation, the Gund Institute will be expanded to the entire University. The current Gund Institute for Ecological Economics will be expanded and renamed as the Gund Institute for Environment. The expansion will involve more interdisciplinary work acr...

Professor shares passion for robotics

Chloe Chaobal, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Josh Bongard, associate professor of computer science, spent a lot of time in high school thinking about robots and their usefulness to humans, he said.   “Why did everyone think it would be so useful to have them, but no one could build them?” Bongard said.   Bongard said h...

Quantitative reasoning added to requirements

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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A new general education requirement in mathematical problem solving will be added in fall 2017.   The proposal for the new general education requirement focused on quantitative reasoning was passed by the Faculty Senate March 27, becoming the fourth University-wide requirement needed to gr...

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