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UVM graduate killed in Washington DC

UVM graduate killed in Washington DC

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A 2018 UVM graduate was killed while sitting in traffic on the way home from work in Washington DC. Twenty-two-year-old Tom Marmet, a May 2018 graduate, was shot in a black Jeep Liberty, according to an Oct. 25 NBC Washington article. Officers responded to calls of a shooting 5:57 p.m. Oct. 24 ...

UVM President affirms support of transgender and intersex students

UVM President affirms support of transgender and intersex students

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan sent an email Oct. 26 reaffirming UVM’s support of transgender, non-binary and intersex students in light of a leaked Trump administration memo. The New York Times leaked a memo Oct. 21 tentatively proposing to redefine sex as something based on genitals at birth, only t...

Board of trustees votes to rename the library

Board of trustees votes to rename the library

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus The decision making body of the University, the board of trustees, unanimously voted to approve the renaming of Bailey/Howe Library during their biannual meeting Oct. 26, making the name change official and meeting social justice group NoNames for Justice’s demand to remove Guy Bai...

Board of Trustees to meet Oct. 26 to Oct. 27

Board of Trustees to meet Oct. 26 to Oct. 27

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The decision making body of the University is meeting this Friday and Saturday to discuss and vote on the future of University policy, including the renaming of the Bailey/Howe Library. The board of trustees, who will be holding their biannual meeting Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, is the governing board for...

Activists speak on gun reform

Activists speak on gun reform

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

  Three survivors of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida visited Burlington during their book tour to give advice to young gun reform activists. Activists and survivors David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind made a stop Oct. 19  at the Fi...

Candidates for governor do meet and greet

Candidates for governor do meet and greet

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Alek Fleury Two Vermont gubernatorial candidates convened Oct. 17 in Brennan’s for a meet and greet with UVM students. At the event, students were given the opportunity to ask questions to gubernatorial candidates Christine Hallquist and Trevor Barlow. Questions ranged from what issues they believe coll...

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

A UVM police services investigation has found a UVM bus driver at fault for hitting a woman who was crossing the street. The bus driver, Linda Fountain-Provost, was given a ticket for failing to stop for someone in a crosswalk and severely injuring Susan Shaffer, according to a Vermont Department...

New advisory council announced

New advisory council announced

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for a new advisory in partnership with the Student Government Association. CAS is seeking 12 undergraduate students to join the newly appointed “Dean’s advisory council,” according to an Oct. 22 email to the UVM community. The council will a...

UVM Cycling team given bikes after theirs burn

UVM Cycling team given bikes after theirs burn

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

After UVM Cycling’s bikes caught fire during transport, a bike company sent new bikes to their race in Missoula, Montana While waiting to begin the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championship Oct. 18, UVM Cycling discovered that their bikes had burned in transit to the race, according to an Oct....

UVM receives $12.3 million grant

UVM receives $12.3 million grant

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The University received a $12.3 million federal grant for a cross-college collaboration to develop ways to prevent and control infectious diseases. The grant was awarded to UVM by the National Institute of Health and is the 17th grant from NIH that UVM has received, according to an Oct. 11 press r...

Committee votes to remove name from library

Committee votes to remove name from library

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A UVM committee has unanimously voted in favor of removing former University President Guy Bailey’s name from the Bailey/Howe Library. The renaming committee released a report Oct. 16 detailing their recommendation to remove Bailey’s name. In March 2018, the board of trustees created the Renamin...

App gives guidance to students

App gives guidance to students

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM students now have a new app to track their academic work and all the activities UVM has to offer. The app, called the Guide, was created to better connect students and their academic pursuits, enhance advising and create more control over a student’s educational experience, said Sarah Warrington, vice pre...

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