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UVM Health Network switches to electronic records

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under News

UVM Health Network has been working to improve patient care for years. Finally, they have reached an advancement in electronic health records.According to a Jan. 3 press release, UVM began implementing an electronic health records system in 2008, called Epic. The transition to the Epic system ende...

Looking at the matchup: what to know about each team’s seasons before the round of 64

Looking at the matchup: what to know about each team’s seasons before the round of 64

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under March Madness, News, Sports

The Men's basketball team will take on Purdue University in the round of 64 of the NCAA tournament, March Madness.After a nail biting finish, the team finished their run through the America East conference undefeated with a 56-53 win over the University at Albany in Saturday’s championship at...

After a narrow victory, Cats will dance in March Madness

After a narrow victory, Cats will dance in March Madness

March 14, 2017


Filed under March Madness, News, Sports

For the first time since 2012, Vermont men’s basketball is going dancing.The Catamounts punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 56-53 win over the University at Albany in the America East championship Feb. 11 in front of a sold-out Patrick Gym.Vermont started the game with back-to-ba...

Former students die after tree is blown onto car

Former students die after tree is blown onto car

Staff Report

March 13, 2017


Filed under News

  Two members of the UVM community died after a tree was blown by 70 mph winds onto the roof of their car last week. Maggie Potter ‘16, 23, and her boyfriend Maxwell Muessig, 20, died at the scene in Freeman Township, Michigan March 8, according to a March 9 Michigan...

UVM awarded for human rights efforts

Lucy Bisselle, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

An initiative launched at UVM received an award for its work with torture victims.On Feb. 15, the 2017 Human Rights Award was presented by the American Psychiatric Association to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs which includes UVM’s organization, the New England Survivors of Tort...

SGA reopens discussion of reading days

SGA reopens discussion of reading days

Jacob Ide, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Readings days are back on the table.SGA requests to reopen conversations around reading days reinstatement led to a discussion with campus-wide representation on March 6.“The conversation was productive,” said SGA President Jason Maulucci.But, he said the Faculty Senate had not fully consu...

SGA to minimize emissions

SGA to minimize emissions

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

SGA is looking to greatly minimize UVM’s impact on the environment by 2025.In 2010, UVM committed to being carbon neutral by 2025 as part of a nationwide effort by universities across the country.“I decided because of that to launch a study to look into how SGA could be carbon neutral by 2025,”...

UVM hosts human trafficking conference

Chris Dillon and Kassondra Little

March 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

In February, UVM brought together an FBI agent, doctors and community service workers to address human trafficking in Vermont.The Department of Family Medicine and the Larner College of Medicine hosts the annual Cultural Awareness Conference. This year's conference focused on how medical professional...

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

New App seeks to improve student voter participationLachlan Francis presented a proposal for the use of an app called Voatz in the upcoming SGA elections. Voatz is an app that uses fingerprints  to provide a new platform to vote.Talks are already in progress with the city of Burlington to possibly u...

Medical lecturer discusses in-class death

Colin Bushweller, Senior Staff Writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

In the Spring of 2013, while giving a presentation on infant CPR, lecturer Pat Malone collapsed and fell to the ground.Malone was having a heart attack and was pronounced medically dead.The students in the CPR training session thought it was a test. However, after noticing Malone had no pulse they ...

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington may be on a path to creating both affordable and eco-friendly places to live.The Cambrian Rise Project on North Avenue, a housing development project to revitalize the North End, was approved by the city’s Development Review Board Feb. 6, according to a Feb. 8 press release. ...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Anna Power, Healy Fallon, and Chloe Chaobal

March 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Campus, Campus Life, Life, News

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month.During a night full of fashion, music and spoken word, the Black Student Union Fashion show topped off Black History Month by celebrating black pride at UVM.The Black Student Union’s annual fashion s...

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