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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...

Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The faculty union circulated a flyer at its March 26 rally asserting the University has cherry-picked the data it offered them about funding and enrollment. A March 26 rally on the Waterman Green centered on United Academics' demands to reinstate two cut lecturers, support liberal arts and drop minimum c...

Union blocked out of admin office

Union blocked out of admin office

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes

April 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The faculty union and student activists were locked out of the executive offices when they tried to deliver a petition. United Academics, the faculty union, hosted a 2:30 p.m. March 26 rally on the Waterman Green. It was attended by 40 faculty and students, including members from the Coalition for ...

Two fraternities named in connection to student death

Two fraternities named in connection to student death

Sawyer Loftus and Lee Hughes

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

After a first-year died on his way home Feb. 2 following a night of drinking, a police investigation identified the two fraternities he was at that night. It has been determined that he was first at Delta Tau Delta and then Alpha Epsilon Pi, an unrecognized fraternity, the night of his death. First-...

Fraternity ban lifted for all but two chapters

Fraternity ban lifted for all but two chapters

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

While two fraternities remain under investigation, the fraternity activities ban may end for all but two chapters. The ban, which was instated Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor Gage, can be lifted for most fraternities if they complete an action plans released by Student Life...

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Campus, Election, News

Junior Jillian Scannell and her running mate, sophomore Owen Doherty, won the SGA presidential and vice presidential elections. Scannell and Doherty’s victories were announced March 29. The only other presidential candidate was sophomore Harmony Edosomwan.  Doherty ran unopposed. Scannell won with 1,724 v...

Regional accreditation council to evaluate the University’s status

Regional accreditation council to evaluate the University’s status

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A group of representatives from the regional accreditation agency will visit UVM this week to discuss how the University measures against New England’s standards for higher education. A team from New England Commission on Higher Education will be holding three public forums with the UVM community t...

Interim provost search committee includes students

Interim provost search committee includes students

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Following the resignation of the provost amid student and faculty criticism, the interim provost search committee was announced by President Tom Sullivan March 16. David Rosowsky, senior vice president and provost, announced his resignation in a Feb. 25 email to the University amid criticism from students ov...

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were concerned student rights were being limited and that campus policies were being abused. Annie St...

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