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Effort to help food insecure students suffers from difficult enrollment process

Effort to help food insecure students suffers from difficult enrollment process

March 12, 2019

UVM’s pilot program to help food-insecure students access more meals is being criticized for its policies that make it difficult for students to enroll. This spring, a coalition of students and staff trying to address food insecurity at UVM, the food insecurity working group, and UVM Dining launched a p...

Veterans course cut due to short staff

Veterans course cut due to short staff

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

A classics department class for student veterans has been cut because of a reduction to faculty. Classics department chair John Franklin has run a class for veterans in which students read and discuss Homer from the perspective of soldiers returning from war, but the class won’t be continuing aft...

Campus cops patrol the college community

Campus cops patrol the college community

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

A Saturday shift for UVM police services can range from dealing with rowdy college students, busting a driver for a DUI, or doing crowd control at an athletic event. Between three different shifts and officers, a day at UVM police services consists of interacting with students, dropping in at various...

NoNames changes persist a year later

NoNames changes persist a year later

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2019

One year after the 2018 Waterman Takeover, NoNames for Justice rallied in the Waterman  Building to celebrate its accomplishments and promote other student activist groups on campus. NoNames held several rallies in February 2018, including shutting down Main Street Feb. 22 and taking over Waterman...

Debate team disputes conflict

Debate team disputes conflict

Maeve Gurnis and Lee Hughes

March 7, 2019

Following student outcry and protests in response to faculty cuts, UVM’s Lawrence Debate Union held a debate about the importance of STEM and the liberal arts. The union hosted the public debate Feb. 27 in the Davis Center’s Sugar Maple Ballroom to address the question: “Should we regret the priorit...

Activist group challenges administration

Activist group challenges administration

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

A student activist group has released its list of demands aimed at the University administration. The Coalition for Student and Faculty Rights was created by students in support of United Academics, the faculty union, sophomore Cobalt Tolbert said. The organization is student-run and was created to ch...

Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

A recent rape on campus has raised concerns about dorm safety and resources available to victims. Thirty-seven year old Tyson Cyphers, an Essex Junction resident, was arrested Feb. 23 on three different charges that occured on campus. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault, stalking and thef...

Provost steps down amidst campus strife

Provost steps down amidst campus strife

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Amid tensions between students, faculty and the administration, Provost David Rosowsky is stepping down at the end of the semester after six years at the University. Rosowsky is leaving to allow President-Delegate Suresh Garimella to build his own leadership team, according to an email Rosowsky sent to th...

SGA edged out of presidential search

SGA edged out of presidential search

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019

A faculty panel met with two finalists during the presidential search, but no student panel equivalent was created. SGA has planned a resolution criticizing the lack of student inclusion in the process. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, learned while attending a Feb. 25 Faculty Senate meeting that a...

Students mobilize against budget cuts

Students mobilize against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

March 1, 2019

In light of budget changes to the College of Arts and Sciences, students have expressed their frustration on campus and online. Students have been hanging posters, posting memes and helping organize protests after cuts were made to humanities programs, including the loss of lecturer positions in classi...

Students notice gym shortages

Students notice gym shortages

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

While the University moves ahead with the new Multipurpose center, students are noticing an increase in broken gym equipment at the existing facility. Sophomore Cameron Clark is a campus recreation maintenance technician. The machines may seem perpetually broken, but the process to fix them is long...

Police warn students of successful scams

Police warn students of successful scams

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

UVM police services  is working with the FBI to investigate a phone scam that has been targeting students. The scam is a call made to look like it’s from UVM police services by spoofing their phone number. The caller says there is a warrant out for their arrest, and they will be arrested if they don't...

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