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Board of trustees meeting pushes research

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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Entrepreneurial research stood out at the tri-annual UVM board of trustees meeting May 19 - 20.University officials presented some of their current research on entrepreneurship at the meeting May 19.“We believe that the region is at a tipping point for innovation and entrepreneurship,” G...

Board of trustees third tri-annual meeting

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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New Minors and Certificates Presented to the BoardThe Faculty Senate approved two new minors and two new undergraduate certificates. The new public policy analysis minor will be in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the minor in education for cultural and linguistic diversity will be in the Co...

UVM will hold commencement outside

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

May 20, 2017


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The University will hold its 216th Commencement outside May 21.The main commencement ceremony will take place on the University Green at 8:20 a.m. Tickets are not required, according to a UVM press release.The University decided to hold the ceremony outside in anticipation of good weather, according to the p...

Stolen UVM rhino horn could be headed for black market, officials say

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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The University can't figure out who stole the rhinoceros horn. UVM police services and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a total of $3,000 for the horn’s return and the thief’s identity, said Tim Bilodeau, deputy chief of UVM police. Biology department staff not...

Rhino horn stolen from campus; reward offered

Lindsay Freed, Cynic Correspondent

May 6, 2017


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The University is offering a reward for information about a black rhino horn stolen from campus. The University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a $3,000 reward for the horn’s return and the thief’s identity, according to a May 3 Associated Press article.  ...

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


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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


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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


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Bill Allocating Funds to the American Society of Civil EngineersA 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 ...

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