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Professor on trial after ICE protest

Professor on trial after ICE protest

Zoe Schemm, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Taylor Ewha A UVM professor is going to trial after protesting outside a homeland security office in Williston, Vermont over national immigration policy. Music professor David Feurzeig was arrested along with 12 other protesters while blocking the road in front of the Immigration and Custom Enforcemen...

Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018)

Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018)

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Courtesy of Facebook This fall, UVM’s chapter of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega appointed senior Nikisha Falcone to a new position: sunshine chair. In this role, she was tasked with making sure all members felt safe and happy, a responsibility that came naturally to her, APO President seni...

Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action

Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action

Meg Trogolo and Lee Hughes

October 6, 2018


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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch spoke to UVM students at the Rally for Climate Action Sept. 24 in the Davis Center. Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman ’95, UVM faculty, SGA members, alumni and current students also addressed the crowd in the Grand Maple Ballroom. They spoke about how students in Vermont...

Students stage walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Students stage walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

October 5, 2018


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Connor Allan Hundreds of UVM students walked out of class at noon Oct. 4 to join faculty and community members on the Andrew Harris Green, where they protested Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. The rally was hosted primarily by the International Socialist Organization on campus and...

Campus alcohol stats decline

Campus alcohol stats decline

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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Rebecca Poretsky When senior Wesley L’Italien first came to UVM, he had high expectations for what party life in college would look like, he said. “Friends and older people [said] ‘UVM is a crazy party college,’” L’Italien said. “My expectations were lots of parties and drinking ...

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Staff Report

October 4, 2018


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UVM students walked out of class to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Oct. 4. Students and community members gathered for a “Cancel Kavanaugh” rally outside the Davis Center after walking out of class at noon. The rally was hosted by student leaders from UVM...

Prostestors Gather Near Med Center

Prostestors Gather Near Med Center

Meg Trogolo and Jullianne Lesch

October 4, 2018


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Alek Fleury Two groups of protesters gathered on the sidewalks next to the UVM Medical Center’s main driveway Sept. 26. On one corner, members of the anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life held signs and prayed, while on the other corner, members of UVM’s International Socialist Organization and Planned...

Students Demand Menstrual Products

Students Demand Menstrual Products

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 3, 2018


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fAbby Kaiser Students have been working to get free pads and tampons for all restrooms across campus. The plan posed by students on campus, which is projected to be in place by the end of this academic year, would put a dispenser in all bathrooms in academic buildings and residence halls, said senio...

Nurses Agree to New Contract

Nurses Agree to New Contract

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 2, 2018


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Sawyer Loftus After eight months of negotiating, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have struck a lasting deal. The nurses announced the vote by union membership in favor of the contract via Facebook Sept. 27, the night before a scheduled press conference in front of the medical center...

UVM Senior dies unexpectedly

UVM Senior dies unexpectedly

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 1, 2018


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UVM Senior Nikisha Falcone has died unexpectedly. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, announced Falcone's death in an email to the UVM community Oct. 1. Falcone died Sept. 30, according to the email. The University extends its deepest condolences to Falcone's family and the greater...

University to Conduct Climate Survey

University to Conduct Climate Survey

Lindsay Freed and Rachel Halpern

October 1, 2018


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For the first time since 2011, UVM will be surveying students, faculty and staff about the social climate on campus. The campus climate survey is a survey of all students, faculty and staff at the University asking how they perceive the social environment at UVM, said Paul Yoon, senior advisor for...

New Allergen Warning in Dining Halls

New Allergen Warning in Dining Halls

Lee Hughes, Katie Kelly, and Julianne Lesch

September 30, 2018


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Clara Martorano Until this semester, allergen warnings were not mandated across campus in bakery areas to warn that items are made in a facility with peanuts and tree nuts. Although these previously optional signs were present in some dining halls before this year, all are now required to inform st...

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