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Dean of Libraries to step down

Dean of Libraries to step down

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The dean of UVM libraries will step down this summer after a new dean is selected. President Tom Sullivan announced the leadership change in an email to the UVM community Aug. 30. Mara Saule, the dean of UVM libraries has worked for the University since 1985, according to the email. She has bee...

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus For the past four months, nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have been in a constant back-and-forth with hospital administrators over new contracts. The nurses’ union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, represents around 1,800 nurses an...

Welcome Class of 2022

Welcome Class of 2022

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The class of 2022 gathered to ring in a new academic year and begin their journey as Catamounts at convocation. First years gathered Aug. 26 in the Patrick Gym and heard speeches from UVM officials. The class of 2022 is made up of approximately 2,500 students hailing from 43 states and 22 ...

Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive

Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Update: This story was updated at 9:30 am 8/29/18 to include additional comment and details from UVM Police.  A pedestrian was injured in an accident involving a UVM CATS bus, according to UVM Police. A CatAlert was sent out to the UVM community Aug, 27 at 11:45 am, advising pedestrians and...

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

In the midst of ongoing contract negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and its nurses’ union, a hearing to confirm the medical center’s annual budget continued “business as usual” despite pleas from nurses. The union of just over 1,800 members called on the Green Mountain Care Board —...

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

The lead negotiator for the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union has resigned after 8 months in the role. The negotiator, Julie MacMillan, announced her decision to resign on Facebook after several members of the union leadership team asked her to resign, according to the post. MacMillan, who is a n...

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Green Mountain Care Board will continue to approve the University of Vermont Medical Center’s annual budget as the UVMMC Nurses stage protest. The nurse’s union called on the board last week to delay approving the budget until a new contract could be ratified between nurses and the medical ...

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The UVM board of trustees is looking for community comment on the proposed removal of former UVM president Guy Bailey’s name from the Bailey/Howe Library. Demands for a name change stem from a March 22 statement from student group NoNames for Justice, who felt the name was inappropriate given B...

UVM fundraising campaign reaches goal 11 months early

UVM fundraising campaign reaches goal 11 months early

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Previously deemed a “stretch goal,” the UVM Move Mountains campaign reached its $500 million financial goal nearly a year ahead of schedule. The campaign was in a “silent,” or planning phase, from 2011 until 2015 when it was officially announced to the public, according to an October 201...

UVM Sophomore dies unexpectedly

UVM Sophomore dies unexpectedly

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM Sophomore Melissa Mark has died unexpectedly in Boston, Massachusetts. Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, announced Mark’s death in a campus wide email Aug. 15. Mark died Saturday, Aug. 11, according to the email. The University extends its deepest condolences to Mark’s...

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 14, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Burlington City Council has promised action following the approval of a report that called for the removal of a mural on Leahy Way by August 29, 2022. The report from the Mural Task Force recommends the "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural be removed and put up somewhere else inside Burlington among oth...

UVM President to resign

UVM President to resign

Lindsay Freed and Sawyer Loftus

August 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University President Tom Sullivan will be stepping down after this year, according to an Aug. 6 email to the UVM community. This will be his seventh and final year as president after his 2012 selection by the board of trustees. Sullivan will be taking a research leave to write a book before joining the UVM fac...

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