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New president’s salary brings unease

New president’s salary brings unease

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2019

Suresh Garimella was confirmed as the new University president, but his offered income has raised concerns. Garimella will earn an income of $630,000 a year, according to a Feb. 22 Vermont Digger article. His base salary will be $480,000, and he will earn $50,000 in deferred compensation and $100,00...

Fraternity activities ban continues, no end date

Fraternity activities ban continues, no end date

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 27, 2019

The ban on UVM fraternity activities continues as no new information has been released by the administration. Fraternity activities were suspended Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor Gage, according to a Feb. 5 Cynic article. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said t...

Cigarette ambassador role created

Cigarette ambassador role created

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

The Center for Health and Wellbeing plans to hire student ambassadors to remind students of UVM’s tobacco-free campus policy. A grant, which was just approved, will help pay the students, said Dr. Harry Chen, executive director for the Center for Health and Wellbeing. “Two student ambassadors [will be] w...

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Lee Hughes and Maeve Gurnis

February 26, 2019

Over 100 students participated in a rally Feb. 26 in the Waterman lobby, the one year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover. NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, hosted a rally 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of the Waterman building to protest injustices on campus and celebrate the pr...

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

One year ago, student activist group NoNames for Justice staged a takeover of the Waterman building Feb. 26 in order to protest racial injustice in the University’s administration. The takeover, in which over 250 students spent the day hanging banners, soliciting signatures from administrators on a list o...

Sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault on campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2019

The alleged perpetrator of a Feb. 23 sexual assault and theft on campus has been arrested and is being held on $100,000 bail. Tyson Cyphers, 37, was identified as a suspect for the crime in a Feb. 23 Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations press release, which notes that he is on the Vermont Sex O...

Provost to step down

Provost to step down

Lindsay Freed

February 25, 2019

Provost David Rosowsky is stepping down at the end of the semester. Rosowsky is leaving to allow incoming president Suresh Garimella to build his own leadership team, according to an email Rosowsky sent to the UVM community Feb. 25. “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the Universit...

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Long lines outside of Brennan’s and a change in Central Dining Hall hours comes as a result of staffing issues. The change in hours was a result of Central Dining Hall not having enough staff, as workers were quitting after not getting breaks, Brennan’s employee Angel Parent said. “They lost a lo...

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 19, 2019

Faculty and student outcry has followed cuts in certain College of Arts and Sciences’ programs due to declining enrollment. The faculty union, United Academics, held a teach-in Feb. 14 in front of Howe Library, while students participated with UA in letter-writing campaigns and distribution of posters cri...

Trustees approve appointment of next president

Trustees approve appointment of next president

Staff Report

February 15, 2019

The Board of Trustees has voted to appoint Suresh Garimella as the next president of the University. Garimella was the only finalist yielded by the presidential search. The presidential search committee first met Sept. 11 of last year. The lack of transparency in the search process drew criticism from some students and faculty who felt their input was not valued. A newly formed stud...

Views diverge on graduation speaker

Views diverge on graduation speaker

Cullen Paradis and Sophia Venturo

February 15, 2019

This year’s commencement speaker will be Darren Walker, the first openly gay speaker since 2011. Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, was announced as this year’s graduation speaker in a Feb. 5 email from President Tom Sullivan. Walker is the first person of color to make the commence...

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Julianne Lesch and Lee Hughes

February 14, 2019

In front of a packed Grand Maple Ballroom and under threat of protest, presidential finalist Dr. Suresh Garimella gave a quick introduction to himself before he began a question and answer session Feb. 14 with the UVM community.   A newly formed student group, the Coalition for Student and Faculty Righ...

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