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UVM Police issues warning

UVM Police issues warning

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

UVM police has warned the UVM community to be on the lookout for an individual who made threats of violence against a Davis Center employee. UVM police released an alert to the UVM community Sept. 28 via email seeking information about Jeffrey A. Stratton, a 48-year-old man. UVM police wanted to ale...

Nurses strike deal with medical center

Nurses strike deal with medical center

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

After eight months of negotiating UVM Medical Center nurses and the 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. The union...

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals have been negotiating their next three year contract with U...

Course And Textbook Descriptions To Be Avaliable Before Registration

Course And Textbook Descriptions To Be Avaliable Before Registration

Lindsay Freed, Ben Drape, and Seneca Hart

September 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Alek Fleury Students will have access to detailed course and textbook information before registering for classes this semester. The faculty contract was updated this summer and now requires professors to provide an extended course description with information about textbooks two weeks before course reg...

University saves millions by knocking down old buildings

University saves millions by knocking down old buildings

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mo Quigg The University saved millions of dollars in work on old buildings by spending more to build new ones. Over $38 million in deferred maintenance costs to bring buildings up to code was instead used to build new buildings to replace them. The Cook Physical Science building, which occupied...

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professio...

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

Staff Report

September 19, 2018


Filed under Election, Headliners, News, Vermont

Alek Fleury Democratic candidate for Vermont governor Christine Hallquist and actor Misha Collins discussed campaign issues in front of a crowd of students Wednesday in the Davis Center at a UVM College Democrats’ event. Hallquist made history as the first openly transgender candidate to win a major pa...

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Alek Fleury This story updated at 3:59 p.m. Sept. 19 to correct a statement that a practicum student at Burlington High School worked with Macias despite requesting not to. The student was working on a practicum and was invited back for an internship the next year at the high school, which she decli...

Student starts national petition

Student starts national petition

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

After a UVM sophomore reported her rape to University officials, she found a hole in UVM Policy allowing dismissed students to avoid disclosing past misconduct. Sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition aimed at flagging students who attempt to transfer to a new college or university after being dismissed...

Expelled fraternity returns

Expelled fraternity returns

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sigma Phi Epsilon has been added to the list of recognized UVM fraternities, nearly seven years after it left campus in 2011 following a survey that asked, “if I could rape someone, who would it be?” One member of the fraternity added the question to his individual copy of the original ques...

Presidential search committee takes shape

Presidential search committee takes shape

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The search committee for the next president of UVM has been officially announced by the UVM board of trustees. The newly selected committee was announced in a Sept. 10 email to the University community. The committee is comprised of 24 members and is co-chaired by David Daigle, the current chair of ...

New sexual misconduct rules leak

New sexual misconduct rules leak

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

9/12/18 3:18 P.M. This story was updated to clarify a reference to the Explain the Asterisk petition. On Wednesday, Aug. 29 the New York Times released a leaked, preliminary version of new sexual assault rules for college campuses by Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education. The rules come at ...

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