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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...

New advisory council announced

New advisory council announced

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for a new advisory in partnership with the Student Government Association. CAS is seeking 12 undergraduate students to join the newly appointed “Dean’s advisory council,” according to an Oct. 22 email to the UVM community. The council will a...

UVM Cycling team given bikes after theirs burn

UVM Cycling team given bikes after theirs burn

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

After UVM Cycling’s bikes caught fire during transport, a bike company sent new bikes to their race in Missoula, Montana While waiting to begin the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship Oct. 18, UVM Cycling discovered that their bikes had burned in transit to the race, according to an Oct....

UVM receives $12.3 million grant

UVM receives $12.3 million grant

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The University received a $12.3 million federal grant for a cross-college collaboration to develop ways to prevent and control infectious diseases. The grant was awarded to UVM by the National Institute of Health and is the 17th grant from NIH that UVM has received, according to an Oct. 11 press r...

Committee votes to remove name from library

Committee votes to remove name from library

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A UVM committee has unanimously voted in favor of removing former University President Guy Bailey’s name from the Bailey/Howe Library. The renaming committee released a report Oct. 16 detailing their recommendation to remove Bailey’s name. In March 2018, the board of trustees created the Renamin...

App gives guidance to students

App gives guidance to students

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM students now have a new app to track their academic work and all the activities UVM has to offer. The app, called the Guide, was created to better connect students and their academic pursuits, enhance advising and create more control over a student’s educational experience, said Sarah Warrington, vice pre...

CAPS uses short-term model

CAPS uses short-term model

Ben Drape, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM’S Counseling and Psychiatry Services are only meant to be used as short-term counseling, despite students desiring long-term services. CAPS uses a short-term model when counseling clients, Interim CAPS Director John-Paul Grogan said, although many students use the services for longer-term counseling and being...

Climbing Club derecognized for five years

Climbing Club derecognized for five years

Lee Hughes and Rachel Halpern

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Climbing Club was derecognized by SGA Sept. 25 after racking up a debt of $10,792.65. During the past fiscal year, the Climbing Club overused their allocated SGA budget by paying student employees to operate the climbing wall at the campus recreation center, SGA Treasurer junior Jared Percoco said. All...

Renovated res hall still has problems

Renovated res hall still has problems

Lilly Young, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Residents of Converse Hall, a Wellness Environment building, are frustrated about various problems in their building, including reports of flooding and pests. There was water in some  rooms as well as the ground floor, where dehumidifiers and fans were set up to dry the water and prevent mold growt...

Work-study employment falters on campus

Work-study employment falters on campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

All across campus, the lack of work-study employees is being noticed. From 2013 to 2017 the number of students accepting their work-study awards had been decreasing, and only this year it has begun to increase, Student Employment Coordinator Mary McClements said. “I don’t really have the numbers s...

Southwick heist triggers stricter security

Southwick heist triggers stricter security

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, News

Thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment was stolen from the Southwick Music Hall following a second break in this year. UVM police is investigating a burglary that happened sometime between Sept. 20 and Sept. 23 in the Southwick music building located on Redstone campus. Deputy Chief Tim Bilod...

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