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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...

Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General

Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General

Alek Fleury and Sawyer Loftus

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Hundreds of people gathered in Burlington to protest the outing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. At least 400 hundred protestors marched from the Federal Building on Elmwood Ave in Burlington to nearby City Hall Nov. 8 to make t...

SGA raises funds for hurricane relief

SGA raises funds for hurricane relief

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

SGA worked to unite the UVM and Burlington communities to raise money after Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. Various organizations within the Burlington community have partnered with SGA to sponsor a raffle to raise money for relief efforts following the two storms. This fundraiser was cr...

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

Protests are brewing in Vermont following the outing of federal Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. Thirteen separate protests are planned in Vermont, and are expected to be carried out Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. according to MoveOn, a progressive ...

Students organize to protest gender memo

Students organize to protest gender memo

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Members of the UVM and Burlington transgender and non-binary communities gathered to send a clear message to President Donald Trump: “We will not be erased.” Nearly 250 students, faculty and community members organized Oct. 29 outside the third floor of the Davis Center to protest a memo obtain...

Women’s Fund event aims to close gender gap

Women’s Fund event aims to close gender gap

Lily Young, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Prominent female activists spoke at a UVM event Oct. 30 in the Grand Maple Ballroom. The Vermont Women’s Fund, the group that held the event, is a nonprofit organization that gives grants to programs that support women and girls across the state. The goal of the night was to raise $35,000 that would...

Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus

Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

  A $100,000 grant offered to UVM Hillel has student groups on campus concerned about the money’s ties. UVM Hillel, a chapter of the Jewish student group Hillel International, has been offered a grant by the Maccabee Task Force, a pro-Israel group created to combat the Boycott, Divestment and...

Student groups work to increase voter turn out

Student groups work to increase voter turn out

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Election, News

Voter turnout for young people has historically been low compared to other age groups. At UVM, groups like the SGA, College Democrats and College Republicans have been working to register students to vote in either Burlington or their hometowns. SGA-organized meet-and-greets with gubernatorial c...

New Yorker journalist visits campus

New Yorker journalist visits campus

Joey Waldinger, Cynic Correspondent

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Speaking with English Professor Greg Bottoms and fielding questions from the crowd in Lafayette Hall, political journalist Jane Mayer visited the University of Vermont Thursday, Oct. 25, where she offered an insider’s perspective into the modern media. Mayer is a staff writer for the New Yorker a...

Family and friends mourn deceased former student

Family and friends mourn deceased former student

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

A UVM alumnus died after being caught in gunfire in Washington, D.C. Tom Marmet ’18 passed away at the age of 22 Oct. 25 while heading home from work, according to a Maryland Police Department press release from the same day. Marmet was an active community member and worked toward justice and ...

Meet the students behind the board

Meet the students behind the board

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

Sam Litra As one of two students on the board of trustees, second-year medical student Sidney Hilker works to represent students when managing the University’s affairs. “I think as a student I have a unique opportunity that I can serve as a little bit of a check to see if we really are listening ...

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