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Professor completes study on policing

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Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Writer February 17, 2017

  Black drivers in Vermont are four times more likely to be searched after being stopped by police, according to a recent report by a UVM professor.   The findings in the report, conducted...

The Governor and UVM

Gov. Phil Scott discusses his past at UVM and his path to the Vermont Statehouse in 2017.
Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor February 15, 2017

Gov. Phil Scott sat back in a wood chair in his large, fifth floor Montpelier office. He spoke quietly and slowly, pausing between thoughts, and leaned forward each time he told a story. He looked...

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

Senior Brett Cohen, pictured above, died on Feb. 14. He was found about 60 ft. off the ski trail at Stowe Mountain Resort on the evening of Feb. 13. | PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK
Olivia Bowman, News Editor February 14, 2017

  Senior Brett Cohen of Needham, Mass. died at the University of Vermont Medical Center Feb. 14. Annie Stevens, the vice provost for student affairs, announced Cohen’s death in a campus-wide...

Parking restricted near Redstone campus

January 19, 2017

Faculty and staff showed up to their usual Wednesday parking spaces on a November morning   and were greeted with reserved signs.   Due to a resolution passed on Sep. 21 by the Public Works...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop
Erika B. Lewy January 18, 2017

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax exemption.   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption...

Bikers see renovations along Burlington waterfront

Colin Bushweller January 17, 2017

Those who cycle through Burlington this year will be greeted with renovations made to the city’s downtown bike path. The path —which is now renamed the “Burlington Greenway” — has newly-added...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad
December 6, 2016

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location are while searching for off-campus leases for next year. Students struggle to find subletters...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets
Colin Bushweller November 30, 2016

After years of planning, Burlington is making changes to its streets. Burlington Residents came together at City Hall for a presentation about the Great Streets Initiative by the project’s...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little November 30, 2016

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other...

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy November 29, 2016

Mental health professionals may be more likely to take on new white patients than black patients according to a new study. The study, conducted by UVM researchers, found racial bias in mental...

$1 million donated to help bike paths

$1 million donated to help bike paths
Alexandra Shannon November 15, 2016

A check of over $1 million was presented to Mayor Miro Weinberger by The Parks Foundation to improve the waterfront bike path. The Parks Foundation works to inspire the spirit of stewardship and philanthropy...

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Erika B. Lewy November 15, 2016

Hundreds of protesters braved near freezing temperatures Nov. 11, to attend a 7 p.m. vigil for “inclusiveness, kindness, and empathy” following the election Nov. 8.   The vigil concluded a day...

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