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Professor scores 30 under 30

Professor scores 30 under 30

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

A UVM assistant professor in chemistry was selected to be featured on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for science. Michael Ruggiero was selected for his work in trying to understand how atoms move. “What I ended up being interested in is a different kind of motion, so maybe it’s two atoms moving ...

Students compete in pitch contest

Students compete in pitch contest

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under News

Four teams of UVM students competed Nov. 13 for the chance to win money to help fund their businesses. Senior Max Muller and junior Grayson Glosser won with their business’ redesign of the hospital gown, which they called the Recovery Robe. Their team designed the gown after they heard complaint...

First-year programmed housing plan moves forward

First-year programmed housing plan moves forward

Lily Young, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

There will be 100 percent participation in learning communities by first-years by fall 2019. Next school year, all first-year housing options will be in learning communities. Residential Life Director Rafael Rodriguez said that this has been a major goal for Reslife for the past three years. Sophomor...

SGA takes steps to end food insecurity

SGA takes steps to end food insecurity

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

To help fix food insecurity at UVM, a food pantry and meal swipe bank program will soon come to campus. Two surveys given to the UVM community found that 17 to 25 percent of undergraduate students at UVM don’t have access to enough food. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, has been working on a food...

Dining hall takes part in Meatless Monday initiative

Dining hall takes part in Meatless Monday initiative

Lee Hughes and Rachel Halpern

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Redstone Dining Hall served dinner as usual Nov. 12, but with one significant change: there was no meat. Green Mountain Veggies, a UVM club promoting eco-consciousness, is enacting its vision for Meatless Mondays on a small scale Nov. 12 and 26 as well as Dec. 3 and 10, said sophomore Lissy Kelly, din...

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

SGA has passed two resolutions to show their support of transgender, nonbinary and intersex students, as well as Jewish students, in light of the national political climate. The first resolution, in support of the Queer Student Union and their funding requests, was sponsored by sophomore Carolynn Van Arsda...

Carbon tax research gives hope in fight against climate change

Carbon tax research gives hope in fight against climate change

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

There is hope for a solution for climate change and wealth inequality; such a solution was presented at a Nov. 9 talk in LaFayette Hall. Entitled “The Impact of Carbon Tax on Inequality in the United States,” the presentation by Mark Paul, as associate professor at the New College of Florida,...

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

After videos of bugs in dining hall food circulated on social media, UVM suspended a portion of its food order from a local agricultural nonprofit. Barstool UVM, affiliate of pop culture blog Barstool Sports, posted an Instagram video of a cabbage worm, which they described as a “maggot,” in a salad S...

White house firing sparks protests

White house firing sparks protests

Sawyer Loftus and Julianne Lesch

November 14, 2018


Filed under News

Hundreds of people gathered in Burlington to protest the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions as concerns over the future of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. At least 400 hundred protestors marched Nov. 8 from the Federal Building on Elmwood Avenue to nearby City Hall to make their voices ...

Flag raises concerns among students

Flag raises concerns among students

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A petition that no one has claimed responsibility for, but first appeared on a Jewish student group Facebook page, has been the source of controversy for groups on campus. Following the raising of the Israeli flag outside the Davis Center Nov. 5, UVM’s chapter of J Street U, a Jewish student grou...

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Students weigh in on Vermont midterm election

Zoe Schemm, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Election, News

Through many initiatives and organizing, UVM students were motivated to vote in the elections Nov. 6. Many considered the midterms to be especially important because the outcomes determined the remainder of President Donald Trump’s term. “My estimation is that over 2,000 UVM students voted in Burlingt...

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM has appointed a new dean for the Honors College following the interim dean's movement toward stepping down. President Tom Sullivan announced to the UVM community Nov. 13 through email that Associate Professor David Jenemann will be the next dean of the Honors College. Jenemann is teaching...

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