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Tucker the therapy dog dies

Tucker the therapy dog dies

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

With heavy hearts, the UVM community fondly looked back on a campus icon and began grieving following the death of Tucker the therapy dog. Tucker passed away of natural causes at the age of 11, said Tucker’s owner Jeff Rettew, associate director of the Wellness Environment. Tucker started working...

UVM students targeted in housing scam

UVM students targeted in housing scam

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 20, 2018


Filed under Crime Log, News, Vermont

UVM students and the greater Burlington area have been targeted in a string of recent rental scams. UVM Police posted an alert about the scam on their Facebook page Wednesday July 17 to UVM students and the community. Scammers have copied real property ads and replaced contact information in attempts...

Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization

Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

Dennis, a pseudonym, describes himself as a “low-level” marijuana dealer on campus. A fan of marijuana, Dennis looks forward to legalization, but personally he doesn’t touch it after a bad experience with an edible, he said. At dinner, right before winter break, Dennis was hit with extreme anxiety...

New director of student life selected

New director of student life selected

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Life, News

A new director of student life has been selected following the departure of former director Pat Brown. Daphne R. Wells will be replacing Brown, who retired this June after 39 years of service to UVM. Wells was selected after a nationwide search according to a July 9 email from Dennis DePaul, asso...

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 30, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

  The UVM Medical Center nurses will issue a strike notice to the UVM Medical Center Monday morning. After a week of negotiations, the bargaining committee has voted to issue a strike notice, according to a June 30 Facebook post made by Stephanie Lusk, a member of the nurses’ bargain...

Nurses vote to strike

Nurses vote to strike

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

University of Vermont Medical Center nurses have voted in favor of a potential two day strike. The approval was announced at a June 13 press conference lead by negotiator Julie MacMillan. MacMillan represents the 1,800 member union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, in t...

UVM Police arrest man for voyeurism

UVM Police arrest man for voyeurism

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, News

UVM police announced the arrest of man that attempted to take pictures of a woman under a bathroom stall on campus June 10. UVM police said they arrested Siu l. Chan, a 41 year old Colchester, Vermont resident. A CatAlert was issued June 10 stating that a man attempted to take pictures of a woma...

Deal reached between United Academics and UVM

Deal reached between United Academics and UVM

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

After 15 months of negotiations, UVM and faculty union United Academics announced that they have reached an agreement on new contracts. UA announced in a May 29 press release that the contract agreement had been approved by the union. The announcement came three weeks after both the University and...

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

After months of negotiations, lead negotiator Julie McMillan of the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union announced they had not yet reached a deal with UVM Medical Center. The announcement came at a June 1 community meeting outside the Medical Center that followed the last session of scheduled negotia...

UVM hit by cyber attack

UVM hit by cyber attack

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2018


Filed under Crime Log, Headliners, News

UVM was targeted by a cyber attack that could potentially lead to the malicious use of University NetIDs and passwords. Julia Russell, associate chief information officer of Enterprise Technology Services, alerted the University community in a May 23 email that the Information Security Office and E...

Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year

Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

The UVM Board of Trustees met May 18- 19 on the eve of the University’s 217th Commencement. The board is made up of 25 members, including President Thomas Sullivan, Provost David Rosowsky and Governor Phil Scott. This year they discussed two new renovation projects, a fundraising update and an inc...

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After nearly a year of negotiations,  UVM has announced it reached a tentative agreement on new contracts with the faculty union United Academics. UA has been in negotiations with the University since June 2017, according to an October 2017 Cynic article. It represents roughly 850 full-time and pa...

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