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Parking restricted near Redstone campus

January 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

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 Commission, the parking spaces  between Henderson Terrace and Cliff Street on South Prospect Street are now rese...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

Erika B. Lewy

January 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

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   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption was enacted.   Sigma Phi fraternity is already feeling the effects of the tax, namely in decreasin...

Bikers see renovations along Burlington waterfront

Colin Bushweller

January 17, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

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 features that turn it into a linear park for recreation while improving views of Lake Champlain, ...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

December 6, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

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 to take over their off-campus leases while they study abroad, and it’s causing emotional and financial s...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

Colin Bushweller

November 30, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

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 leaders on what’s happening and what’s to come with the town center’s development Nov. 16. The de...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

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 institutions, UVM is a part of a nationwide movement known as the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative,...

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy

November 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

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 health services. Professor Lance Smith lead the team. “We noticed that ‘Lakisha’ was more like...

$1 million donated to help bike paths

$1 million donated to help bike paths

Alexandra Shannon

November 15, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

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 for Burlington’s parks and recreational properties, according to their website. Ove...

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Erika B. Lewy

November 15, 2016


Filed under Election, News, Vermont

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 of protesting in and around City Hall Park on Friday. As night fell, calls for peace, hope, and unity c...

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

Colin Bushweller

November 15, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Tears of happiness, sorrow and uncertainty were shed at the Vermont Democratic Party election reception. Vermont Democrats congregated in the Adirondack Ballroom in Burlington’s  Hilton Hotel to watch as election results trickled in the evening Nov. 8. “We did it the ‘Vermont way,’” Verm...

Mayor asks UVM to help pay for development

Colin Bushweller

November 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Streets and sidewalks will be revamped over the next ten years and the city wants UVM to help pay. The mayor has requested $10 million from UVM and Champlain College by 2026. The city of Burlington is hoping to receive money from these institutions to counteract the tax-exempt statuses of the...

Community stands together in light of election results

Community stands together in light of election results

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Election, News, Vermont

Students shed tears and held tight to their candles as night descended upon UVM’s campus. “How many of you are scared?” first-year Manza Campaz said. Multiple students raised their hand and embraced one another as they talked about the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. “Wel...

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