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Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Lily Young, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Students and faculty around campus mourn the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski parking lot after exposure to subzero temperatures after attending two off-campus fraternities, according to a Feb. 4 Cynic article. On the night of Gage’s death, each floor in...

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Staff Report

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The investigation into the death of first-year Connor Gage continues as officials at the University waver on when they will be able to take action. Gage was 19 years old at the time of his death. He was from Little Falls, New York, and was a member of the Wellness Environment studying neuroscience. Gage wa...

Community rallies against hateful signs in Burlington

Community rallies against hateful signs in Burlington

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Student groups joined community members at City Hall Feb. 8 in support of Jewish and LGBTQ communities following white supremacist signs posted on a Burlington synagogue and the Pride Center. The Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, the Pride Center of Vermont and Champlain High School were targeted between the night...

UVM clarifies budget information

UVM clarifies budget information

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM administration sent an email to members of the UVM community to clarify and dispute information about budget, faculty and course changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. The memo, sent by CAS dean Bill Falls and University Provost David Rosowsky, states that CAS’s current budget challenges...

Students push for safe transportation

Students push for safe transportation

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

February 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA is looking to bring safer alternatives for students returning home late at night in order to combat potential dangers. Safe Ride Home is a campus ride program in its beginning stages. It would allow students to call a cab within a four-mile radius of  UVM for a subsidized fee, three to five time...

University president admitted to NCAA committee

University president admitted to NCAA committee

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan has been appointed to the Infractions Committee of the NCAA. The committee oversees the Association’s various member organizations and ensures that guidelines are followed and punishments assigned for violations. Sullivan’s term began Jan. 23 and will last through 2021, ac...

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

Staff Report

February 7, 2019


Filed under Headliners, News

It’s undetermined when the ban on fraternity activities will end while the investigation into a first-year’s death continues, according to Vice Provost Annie Stevens. The ban was enacted following the death of Connor Gage, a Wellness Environment student who died after attending two off-campus...

New programs become available across diciplines

New programs become available across diciplines

Zoe Schemm and Zoe Stern

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Starting next fall, two new majors, one new minor and three certificate programs will be offered in various colleges after UVM’s board of trustees approved their creation. These programs include a Bachelor of Arts in dance, a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and a minor in reporting and docume...

Petition calls for better campus food

Petition calls for better campus food

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A petition calling for higher quality food and an overall better dining experience is being circulated by students. The petition, which currently has over 1,000 signatures and is circulating on change.org, asks UVM to provide better food, along with more convenient dining hall hours, said first-year Con...

‘They don’t give a shit:’ faculty union fills John Dewey Lounge to discuss cuts to the humanities

‘They don’t give a shit:’ faculty union fills John Dewey Lounge to discuss cuts to the humanities

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Photo Gallery

The UVM faculty union plans to take action against recent cuts to various humanities departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The faculty union, United Academics, held a meeting for faculty and students Feb. 5 in the John Dewey Lounge to discuss the state of the humanities at UVM and possibl...

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

Staff Report

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, according to an email sent to students. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said any and all fraternity activities including recruitment, social events and philanthropy are suspended, due...

Faculty concerned over presidential search transparency

Faculty concerned over presidential search transparency

Staff Report

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Uncategorized

Faculty are expressing concerns over the presidential search process after it yielded just a single public finalist. The “sole finalist” is Dr. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University. Garimella will be on campus Feb. 13 to 15 for meetings...

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