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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...

CAPS uses short-term model

CAPS uses short-term model

Ben Drape, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM’S Counseling and Psychiatry Services are only meant to be used as short-term counseling, despite students desiring long-term services. CAPS uses a short-term model when counseling clients, Interim CAPS Director John-Paul Grogan said, although many students use the services for longer-term counseling and being...

Climbing Club derecognized for five years

Climbing Club derecognized for five years

Lee Hughes and Rachel Halpern

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Climbing Club was derecognized by SGA Sept. 25 after racking up a debt of $10,792.65. During the past fiscal year, the Climbing Club overused their allocated SGA budget by paying student employees to operate the climbing wall at the campus recreation center, SGA Treasurer junior Jared Percoco said. All...

Renovated res hall still has problems

Renovated res hall still has problems

Lilly Young, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Residents of Converse Hall, a Wellness Environment building, are frustrated about various problems in their building, including reports of flooding and pests. There was water in some  rooms as well as the ground floor, where dehumidifiers and fans were set up to dry the water and prevent mold growt...

Work-study employment falters on campus

Work-study employment falters on campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

All across campus, the lack of work-study employees is being noticed. From 2013 to 2017 the number of students accepting their work-study awards had been decreasing, and only this year it has begun to increase, Student Employment Coordinator Mary McClements said. “I don’t really have the numbers s...

Southwick heist triggers stricter security

Southwick heist triggers stricter security

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, News

Thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment was stolen from the Southwick Music Hall following a second break in this year. UVM police is investigating a burglary that happened sometime between Sept. 20 and Sept. 23 in the Southwick music building located on Redstone campus. Deputy Chief Tim Bilod...

Professor on trial after ICE protest

Professor on trial after ICE protest

Zoe Schemm, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Taylor Ewha A UVM professor is going to trial after protesting outside a homeland security office in Williston, Vermont over national immigration policy. Music professor David Feurzeig was arrested along with 12 other protesters while blocking the road in front of the Immigration and Custom Enforcemen...

Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018)

Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018)

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Courtesy of Facebook This fall, UVM’s chapter of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega appointed senior Nikisha Falcone to a new position: sunshine chair. In this role, she was tasked with making sure all members felt safe and happy, a responsibility that came naturally to her, APO President seni...

Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action

Climate Rally Advocates for Student Action

Meg Trogolo and Lee Hughes

October 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch spoke to UVM students at the Rally for Climate Action Sept. 24 in the Davis Center. Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman ’95, UVM faculty, SGA members, alumni and current students also addressed the crowd in the Grand Maple Ballroom. They spoke about how students in Vermont...

Students stage walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Students stage walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Connor Allan Hundreds of UVM students walked out of class at noon Oct. 4 to join faculty and community members on the Andrew Harris Green, where they protested Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. The rally was hosted primarily by the International Socialist Organization on campus and...

Campus alcohol stats decline

Campus alcohol stats decline

Lindsay Freed and Rachel Halpern

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Rebecca Poretsky When senior Wesley L’Italien first came to UVM, he had high expectations for what party life in college would look like, he said. “Friends and older people [said] ‘UVM is a crazy party college,’” L’Italien said. “My expectations were lots of parties and drinking ...

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