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Community stands together in light of election results

Community stands together in light of election results

November 9, 2016

Students shed tears and held tight to their candles as night descended upon UVM’s campus. “Ho...

Trump sign marked with Swastika found near Hillel

Trump sign marked with Swastika found near Hillel

November 9, 2016

A student found a campaign sign with a spray painted swastika Nov. 9. Sophomore Isabelle Schechter discovered a ca...

Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Chloe Chaobal

November 9, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

Over a hundred people congregated in a chapel at Middlebury College to address recent racial tensions. UVM’s Black Student Union took 22 students to listen to Shaun King, nationally renowned civil rights activist and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, speak Nov. 1. “I think it’s really an honor t...

Study ties UVM to Vermont economy

Study ties UVM to Vermont economy

November 3, 2016

UVM recently completed a study revealing UVM’s economic impact on the state. A $25,000 study foun...

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

November 2, 2016

A recent water level drop in Lake Champlain has affected both the lake’s ecosystem and residents usi...

Community marches against assaults

Community marches against assaults

November 2, 2016

Cold weather and icy sleet did not prevent dozens of UVM students from marching in solidarity to prote...

Bernie Sanders attends Democratic rally on campus

Brandon Arcari

October 25, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Senator Bernie Sanders drew crowds at a rally for the Democratic candidate for governor. Sanders came to show his support for Sue Minter, former secretary of transportation, in her race for governor. Minter is running with former state senator David Zuckerman as her lieutenant governor. While the rally started at noon, doors ...

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

October 20, 2016

Ice cream cones and voices were raised as Black Lives Matter supporters surrounded the front of Ben &am...

Mayor seeks students’ support in downtown project

October 18, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington’s mayor is seeking support from UVM students for renovations to downtown Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger addressed SGA Oct. 11 at its weekly meeting. Weinberger came to discuss this year’s referendum questions three and four, which concern the Burlington Town Center development project. “This is a great...

Zoning causes protest

Chloe Chaobal

October 7, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

The Burlington skyline is reaching a new height, which some residents say will change the city UVM students call home.   The City Council unanimously voted Sept. 29 in favor of a zoning amendment to rezone downtown, which will allow the city to redevelop the Burlington Town Center Mall by raising the building’s ...

City fights algae problem

September 29, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington is starting a new initiative to fight the growing algae blooms in Lake Champlain.   The city has teamed up with the engineering, planning and construction firm EcoSolutions in order to aid in controlling the growing blue-green algae bloom problem in Lake Champlain. EcoSolutions has created two ways to...

Drone lab creates 3-D map of VT.

Alexandra Shannon

September 8, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

A 3-D map of Vermont is being made through the use of drones at UVM.   The drone program is a part of the UVM Spatial Analysis Laboratory directed by Research Associate Lecturer Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne.   The project, called “Rapid, Local Aerial Photography & Mapping,” uses small drones with cameras...

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