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UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 30, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

  The UVM Medical Center nurses will issue a strike notice to the UVM Medical Center Monday morning. After a week of negotiations, the bargaining committee has voted to issue a strike notice, according to a June 30 Facebook post made by Stephanie Lusk, a member of the nurses’ bargain...

Nurses vote to strike

Nurses vote to strike

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

University of Vermont Medical Center nurses have voted in favor of a potential two day strike. The approval was announced at a June 13 press conference lead by negotiator Julie MacMillan. MacMillan represents the 1,800 member union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, in t...

UVM Police arrest man for voyeurism

UVM Police arrest man for voyeurism

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, News

UVM police announced the arrest of man that attempted to take pictures of a woman under a bathroom stall on campus June 10. UVM police said they arrested Siu l. Chan, a 41 year old Colchester, Vermont resident. A CatAlert was issued June 10 stating that a man attempted to take pictures of a woma...

Deal reached between United Academics and UVM

Deal reached between United Academics and UVM

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

After 15 months of negotiations, UVM and faculty union United Academics announced that they have reached an agreement on new contracts. UA announced in a May 29 press release that the contract agreement had been approved by the union. The announcement came three weeks after both the University and...

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

After months of negotiations, lead negotiator Julie McMillan of the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union announced they had not yet reached a deal with UVM Medical Center. The announcement came at a June 1 community meeting outside the Medical Center that followed the last session of scheduled negotia...

UVM hit by cyber attack

UVM hit by cyber attack

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2018


Filed under Crime Log, Headliners, News

UVM was targeted by a cyber attack that could potentially lead to the malicious use of University NetIDs and passwords. Julia Russell, associate chief information officer of Enterprise Technology Services, alerted the University community in a May 23 email that the Information Security Office and E...

Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year

Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

The UVM Board of Trustees met May 18- 19 on the eve of the University’s 217th Commencement. The board is made up of 25 members, including President Thomas Sullivan, Provost David Rosowsky and Governor Phil Scott. This year they discussed two new renovation projects, a fundraising update and an inc...

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After nearly a year of negotiations,  UVM has announced it reached a tentative agreement on new contracts with the faculty union United Academics. UA has been in negotiations with the University since June 2017, according to an October 2017 Cynic article. It represents roughly 850 full-time and pa...

Former women’s basketball coach receives severance

Former women’s basketball coach receives severance

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Former UVM women’s basketball coach Chris Day will be paid a severance equivalent to his annual salary over the next year, according to a May 7 Burlington Free Press article. Day was hired by UVM in May 2016 following the release of former head coach Lori McBride. McBride was fired in 2016 from the ...

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffing and work conditions at UVM Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and UVM Medical Center Nurses marched from UVM Medical Center to the site of the new Medical ...

Friends and faculty mourn senior

Friends and faculty mourn senior

Brandon Arcari, News Editor

May 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Photo Courtesy// Facebook Senior Azaria Gaudreau unexpectedly died at home in Rochester, New Hampshire May 6. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, sent an email to students about Gaudreau's death May 8. Gaudreau, a psychological sciences and early childhood/special education dou...

Top Cats sanctioned by SGA

Top Cats sanctioned by SGA

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

May 9, 2018


Filed under News

SGA voted May 9 to sanction Top Cats, an a capella group, for promotional material depicting three members as a mariachi band, which SGA referred to as cultural appropriation. The group will be required to undergo social justice training at the beginning of the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters t...

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