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The team behind the meme: Facebook group creates sense of community online

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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Many UVM students with a Facebook account recognize the iconic photo of a frog framed by the words “Farm Fresh, Locally Grown Memes.” This is the cover photo for Make UV Groovy Again, a Facebook group dedicated to memes. The group has more than 3,400 members. The group was created in April 2017 by...

Former UVM employee suing for gender discrimination

Former UVM employee suing for gender discrimination

Staff Report

April 9, 2018


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A gender discrimination lawsuit from a former UVM employee will go to trial Monday, April 16, according to an April 9 press release from a local lawyer. Cindy Ruescher, who was fired from UVM in April 2015, is suing the University for discrimination based on gender and then retaliation against her fo...

Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara win SGA Presidential Election

Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara win SGA Presidential Election

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

March 28, 2018


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Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara have been elected as the next president and vice president of SGA for the 2018-2019 academic year. Foley garnered 141 more votes than his opponent, Jamie Benson, and Natanagara received 216 more votes than her opponent Reginah Mako, in the highest turnout SGA election...

Dean of CEMS steps down after five years

Dean of CEMS steps down after five years

Emma Jarnagin, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


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This version updated from a previous version at 3:15 p.m. March 29. The dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences calls the timing of an email to students announcing he is stepping down “unfortunate” amid racial tensions at the University. Luis Garcia will step down in June followin...

Entrepreneurship blooms at UVM

Entrepreneurship blooms at UVM

Ben Elfland, Senior Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Entrepreneurs are popping up all over campus. In dorms and downtown, Burlington businesspeople want to do it themselves. A survey on the UVM website found that about 10 percent of respondents, or 156 undergraduates, said they operate their own small businesses. This information is consistent with fi...

NoNames demands new names

NoNames demands new names

Joey Waldinger and Brandon Arcari

March 26, 2018


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This article updated from a previous version at 7:18 p.m. Following protests, a board-of-trustees-appointed committee is considering renaming campus buildings, but student activists are frustrated after being left out of the decision-making process. The Building Renaming Advisory Committee, which will ...

Stolen rhino horn found by police

Stolen rhino horn found by police

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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UVM’s black rhinoceros horn has been recovered nearly a year after it was reported stolen. The horn, valued at $200,000, was recovered March 6 by police in Ridgefield, Connecticut after UVM police received an initial tip that a suspect lived there, according to UVM police. The suspect was off...

Joey Waldinger and Sawyer Loftus

March 22, 2018


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Gun advocates had just started their rally in support of the right to bear arms when a group of protesters in the back stood up, turned their backs on the crowd and walked out. Turning Point USA and the Young Americans for Liberty, conservative youth groups on campus, held a joint rally March 8 in the...

Students protest gun rights rally

Students protest gun rights rally

Joey Waldinger and Sawyer Loftus

March 19, 2018


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Gun advocates had just started their rally in support of the right to bear arms when a group of protesters in the back stood up, turned their backs on the crowd and walked out. Turning Point USA and the Young Americans for Liberty, conservative youth groups with chapters on campus, held a joint rally M...

Dining hall offers cooking classes

Lee Hughes, Senior Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


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Discovery Kitchen seeks to teach students life skills about cooking for themselves. The kitchen has been successful since it opened in fall 2017, however it is looking to expand its programming in the future, Executive Chef Sarah Langan said. Located in Central Campus Dining Hall, Discovery Kitc...

Protests force change

Protests force change

Lee Hughes and Ben Elfland

March 8, 2018


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After a closed meeting among University representatives and protest leaders, students are putting their call for the resignation of three administrators on hold. After two weeks of protests, leaders of racial justice group NoNames for Justice met privately with administrators and deans to discuss the...

Student runs for seat in City Council election

Student runs for seat in City Council election

Lee Hughes and Emma Jarnagin

March 5, 2018


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In his campaign for Ward 8 councilman, UVM junior JF Carter Neubieser has broken University rules. Neubieser missed a Feb. 23 debate to attend student racial justice protests. He also campaigned in residence halls, he said, which is against University policy. Neubieser, Ward 8 school board candida...

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