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UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffing and work conditions at UVM Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and UVM Medical Center Nurses marched from UVM Medical Center to the site of the new Medical ...

Joey Waldinger and Sawyer Loftus

March 22, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

Gun advocates had just started their rally in support of the right to bear arms when a group of protesters in the back stood up, turned their backs on the crowd and walked out. Turning Point USA and the Young Americans for Liberty, conservative youth groups on campus, held a joint rally March 8 in the...

Press Release: Burlington Police Chief on Student Racial Justice Protests

Brandon Del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

RECENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN BURLINGTON Last night, a group of approximately one hundred UVM students blocked traffic on Main Street during rush hour. The Burlington Police Department made the decision to allow the protests to continue. Protesters were otherwise highly cooperative and respectful. The pr...

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

UVM and Champlain College have reached a decision in a $447,890 plan to pay for Burlington infrastructure improvements. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced Feb. 7 that UVM and Champlain College have agreed to help financially support the city infrastructure improvement plans. The plan calls for payments...

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

This story was updated from the original version at 5:40 P.M. Jan. 22. Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed the bill passed by the Vermont state legislature legalizing the use and possession of marijuana in Vermont. The bill, which is the first in the US to legalize marijuana through the legi...

SGA supports bystander intervention training

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

The SGA has ruled in favor of supporting a bill that provides bystander intervention training for employees of nightlife establishments in the Burlington area.     The Bystander Intervention Training for Establishments Serving Alcohol in Burlington was supported by SGA April 11. The initi...

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

As in many other homes on Buell Street, residents of the Dismas House and their guests sat down at 6 p.m. on Thursday to share dinner and chat about their days. Everyone said what they were grateful for and swapped stories over bowls of pasta, vegetables and bowls of ice cream with a homemade wi...

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Following their interest in Vermont's environmental laws, a team of Chinese researchers and government officials visited Burlington at the beginning of March. This delegation, which was representing the School of Law at Fudan University in Shanghai, studied how Vermont has drafted laws to clean ...

Community honors UVM student

Community honors UVM student

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

More than 100 friends and family members of the late Brett Cohen gathered at Stowe Mountain Resort to ski, ride and share memories in his honor. His friends, seniors Dewey Sheehan, Sloane Ross, Zack Pensak and Lucy Lee, worked with Stowe to get discounted day passes, reserve rooms, and organize a...

Bring it Back

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After an 8-year push by students and the community, steps were made to bring back UVM varsity baseball. SGA President Jason Maulucci met with the Friends of UVM Baseball committee on Jan. 28 to work out a plan to reinstate the team. Varsity baseball was discontinued at UVM in 2009. Friends of ...

Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Senior Jake Danford became close friends with a couple while interning at a Vermont advocacy group, Migrant Justice. Now, his friends may face deportation. The couple, Enrique Balcazar and Zully Palacios, were arrested by immigration enforcement March 17, he said. Danford hopes everyone remembers...

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