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Heightened Surveillance

Heightened Surveillance

Joey Waldinger and Erika B. Lewy

March 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Residents of Coolidge Hall are now used to seeing many police officers walking up and down their hallways this semester.UVM police services began doing community walks at residential halls in February under the direction of ResLife. They were told to respond to vandalism and drug use in Coolidge...

Trumpdates

March 30, 2017


Filed under Election, News

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to 36 percent, the lowest it has been since he took office Jan. 20, according to Gallup.This drop in Trump’s approval rating came after House Republicans pulled a bill from the floor March 24 that would repeal Obamacare.This new rating is two points below Barack Obama’s lowest o...

UPB announces SpringFest headliner

Staff Report

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Campus, News

This year’s SpringFest will feature exclusively international artists, with the exception of one local band.UVM Program Board announced the headliner for this year’s SpringFest, Irish indie-rock band Two Door Cinema Club, at Nectar’s March 25.German R&B singer-songwriter Bibi Bour...

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Following their interest in Vermont's environmental laws, a team of Chinese researchers and government officials visited Burlington at the beginning of March.This delegation, which was representing the School of Law at Fudan University in Shanghai, studied how Vermont has drafted laws to clean ...

Community honors UVM student

Community honors UVM student

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

More than 100 friends and family members of the late Brett Cohen gathered at Stowe Mountain Resort to ski, ride and share memories in his honor.His friends, seniors Dewey Sheehan, Sloane Ross, Zack Pensak and Lucy Lee, worked with Stowe to get discounted day passes, reserve rooms, and organize a...

SGA finalizes 2017-2018 club budget

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Each year, SGA is tasked with creating a budget to help fund all 147 student organizations recognized at UVM.The $1.3 million budget, allocates funds to SGA-recognized organizations for the 2017-2018 academic year. It was passed March 21.The budget has increased about $59,000 since last year, ...

Bring it Back

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After an 8-year push by students and the community, steps were made to bring back UVM varsity baseball.SGA President Jason Maulucci met with the Friends of UVM Baseball committee on Jan. 28 to work out a plan to reinstate the team. Varsity baseball was discontinued at UVM in 2009.Friends of ...

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf

March 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

An SGA presidential campaign video set against a projection of a galaxy photo and scored with the “Game of Thrones” theme song has been viewed over 6 thousand times, according to Facebook. The video was produced by candidate junior Niko Wu, a sociology major. Wu is running against junior Chris Petrillo, a mechanical engineering major.  ...

Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Senior Jake Danford became close friends with a couple while interning at a Vermont advocacy group, Migrant Justice. Now, his friends may face deportation.The couple, Enrique Balcazar and Zully Palacios, were arrested by immigration enforcement March 17, he said. Danford hopes everyone remembers...

Faculty Senate change grade labels

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The Faculty Senate has changed the labels of grades submitted late by professors to eliminate consequences felt by students.“Administrative failing,” “administrative unsatisfactory progress” and “administrative no pass” will replace “failing,” “unsatisfactory progress” and “no pa...

SGA updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Student Government ElectionsElection packets for the position of President and Vice President of the SGA are due Wednesday, Mar. 22. These packets must be completed in order to run for the positions. Elections for President and Vice President will be held on Mar. 28 and 29.  Student Senate E...

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

UVM hosted a conference on the connections between Vermont and its neighbor to the north.The March 20 French-Canadian connections conference, focused on the relations between Vermont and Quebec. It featured speakers including UVM President Tom Sullivan, Gov. Phil Scott and Rita de Santis, the Qu...

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