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New Yorker journalist visits campus

New Yorker journalist visits campus

Joey Waldinger, Cynic Correspondent

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Speaking with English Professor Greg Bottoms and fielding questions from the crowd in Lafayette Hall, political journalist Jane Mayer visited the University of Vermont Thursday, Oct. 25, where she offered an insider’s perspective into the modern media. Mayer is a staff writer for the New Yorker a...

Family and friends mourn deceased former student

Family and friends mourn deceased former student

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

A UVM alumnus died after being caught in gunfire in Washington, D.C. Tom Marmet ’18 passed away at the age of 22 Oct. 25 while heading home from work, according to a Maryland Police Department press release from the same day. Marmet was an active community member and worked toward justice and ...

Meet the students behind the board

Meet the students behind the board

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

October 31, 2018


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Sam Litra As one of two students on the board of trustees, second-year medical student Sidney Hilker works to represent students when managing the University’s affairs. “I think as a student I have a unique opportunity that I can serve as a little bit of a check to see if we really are listening ...

Millions in renovations approved

Millions in renovations approved

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Over the next three years UVM is expected to spend roughly $107.1 million on a variety of on-campus construction projects. The board of trustees, the University’s decision-making body, met Oct. 26  and 27 to discuss topics such as the renovations to McAuley Hall and the construction of a new ps...

“It’s okay to be white” posters return to campus

“It’s okay to be white” posters return to campus

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Two unsigned posters printed with the words “It’s Okay To Be White” were found along the driveway between Harris-Millis and the Gutterson field house Sunday afternoon. Both sheets of paper were pasted to the backs of street signs and one had been partially torn down by 3:30 p.m. Posters featuring...

UVM graduate killed in Washington DC

UVM graduate killed in Washington DC

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A 2018 UVM graduate was killed while sitting in traffic on the way home from work in Washington DC. Twenty-two-year-old Tom Marmet, a May 2018 graduate, was shot in a black Jeep Liberty, according to an Oct. 25 NBC Washington article. Officers responded to calls of a shooting 5:57 p.m. Oct. 24 ...

UVM President affirms support of transgender and intersex students

UVM President affirms support of transgender and intersex students

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan sent an email Oct. 26 reaffirming UVM’s support of transgender, non-binary and intersex students in light of a leaked Trump administration memo. The New York Times leaked a memo Oct. 21 tentatively proposing to redefine sex as something based on genitals at birth, only t...

Board of trustees votes to rename the library

Board of trustees votes to rename the library

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus The decision making body of the University, the board of trustees, unanimously voted to approve the renaming of Bailey/Howe Library during their biannual meeting Oct. 26, making the name change official and meeting social justice group NoNames for Justice’s demand to remove Guy Bai...

Board of Trustees to meet Oct. 26 to Oct. 27

Board of Trustees to meet Oct. 26 to Oct. 27

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The decision making body of the University is meeting this Friday and Saturday to discuss and vote on the future of University policy, including the renaming of the Bailey/Howe Library. The board of trustees, who will be holding their biannual meeting Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, is the governing board for...

Activists speak on gun reform

Activists speak on gun reform

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Sawyer Loftus Three survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida visited Burlington during their book tour to give advice to young gun reform activists. Activists and survivors David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind made a stop Oct. 19  at th...

Candidates for governor do meet and greet

Candidates for governor do meet and greet

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Alek Fleury Two Vermont gubernatorial candidates convened Oct. 17 in Brennan’s for a meet and greet with UVM students. At the event, students were given the opportunity to ask questions to gubernatorial candidates Christine Hallquist and Trevor Barlow. Questions ranged from what issues they believe coll...

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

A UVM police services investigation has found a UVM bus driver at fault for hitting a woman who was crossing the street. The bus driver, Linda Fountain-Provost, was given a ticket for failing to stop for someone in a crosswalk and severely injuring Susan Shaffer, according to a Vermont Department...

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