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Student trustee looks to next generations

Student trustee looks to next generations

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A local farmer and business major is the new undergraduate member of the board of trustees. Junior David Gringeri was sworn in as a student trustee March 1, replacing junior Caitlin McHugh, whose term ended in February. Gringeri is from Fair Haven, Vermont, where he grew up helping his parents on ...

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA passed a resolution April 9 condemning the 2018-2019 presidential search process. The resolution criticizes the University for its underrepresentation of students throughout the process, with one student representing over 10,000 undergraduates. The resolution calls for future search committees to ...

Ambassadors advise smokers

Ambassadors advise smokers

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Smokers on campus can now expect to interact with the new cigarette ambassador program while taking a drag. The Center for Health and Wellbeing is attempting to limit student cigarette use by engaging with smokers on campus and posting informational signs, said Parker Holloway, program coordinator f...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Students on campus may expect more knocks on their doors following new SGA legislation on canvassing. SGA will be voting to create a working group reevaluating the campus canvassing ban to allow for more involvement in student politics, said senior Maeve McDermott, chair of SGA’s Committee on Legisla...

Environmental efforts strive to divest

Environmental efforts strive to divest

Emma Pinezich and Lilly Young

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

While the University bills itself as an environmentally friendly school, some ecological groups are working to further lower its environmental impact. From 2007 to 2014, UVM decreased its carbon footprint by 45%, said Gioia Thompson, office of sustainability director. But some students working to improve t...

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A group of students was found responsible for violating University policy following a Feb. 26 rally in Waterman, concluding a three-week conduct process. The students spoke at a  Feb. 26 NoNames for Justice rally that celebrated the one-year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover, resulting in condu...

SGA passes historic resolution denouncing database

SGA passes historic resolution denouncing database

Maeve Gurnis, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA unanimously passed a resolution April 2 to protect students' free speech. SGA’s resolution condemns Canary Mission, an online database of individuals and organizations that have expressed criticism of Israel. Canary Mission is a database founded in 2014 that documents individuals and organizati...

First-year nutrition major dies

First-year nutrition major dies

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

First-year Lauren Kerzhner died March 31. Kerzhner, a New Jersey native, was majoring in dietetics, nutrition and food sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, according to an April 1 email from Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs.    “Lauren was involved on campus as a writer for the Watertower...

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Nearly two months after a UVM first-year was found dead in a snowbank, the Burlington Police Department has ruled the death accidental. Burlington Police began investigating the death of first-year Connor Gage Feb. 2 after receiving a 911 call stating there was a man lying in the snow. Burlington ...

SGA election applications at a high

SGA election applications at a high

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, Election, News

This year’s SGA senate elections are contested for the first time in two years. By 4 p.m. April 5, senior Meghan Driscoll, SGA Elections Committee chair, received 49 election packets of those competing for the 39 senate seats, she said. Driscoll attributed the number to increased campus engagement....

UVM measured against peer colleges

UVM measured against peer colleges

Julianne Lesch and Lilly Young

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Representatives from various colleges visited campus as part of the reaccreditation process, but few people showed up to the open forums. When a university is accredited, it means that the institution has met certain standards in order to demonstrate that quality education is being provided, according to...

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