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UVM, S. Burlington to consider new arena

UVM, S. Burlington to consider new arena

March 1, 2016

UVM and the city of South Burlington are looking into the possibility of making a multi-purpose recreati...

Local politicians attend Democratic debate watch

February 18, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Local politicians are eager for young people to get involved in the political process, and they’re showing it by making appearances on campus. The UVM College Democrats hosted a Democratic debate viewing party Feb. 11 and several local politicians came to watch as well as make their pitches for students to vote in the loc...

Vt. debates legalizing cannabis

February 11, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

Vermont is debating becoming the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.Vermont would be the first state in the union to legalize through legislation - all other states have used a popular vote.The proposed bill, S-241, is currently before the State Senate committee on economic development, ho...

Students go campaigning in New Hampshire

February 9, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

UVM students campaigned in New Hampshire this past weekend, in preparation for the state’s primary.A local student group, UVM Students for Bernie Sanders, bused students to New Hampshire Feb. 6 to Feb. 9.He said he saw a broad spectrum of political views while campaigning.First-year Adrian Burnett is one student who volunt...

UVM sells Ethan Allen Apartments for $3.9 Million

Alexandra Shannon

February 4, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

The Ethan Allen apartments were sold for $3.9 million by UVM to the Champlain Housing Trust.   The apartments were sold Jan. 31, according to a press release by the Champlain Housing Trust.   The Ethan Allen apartments consist of 31 units, and are a portion of the Fort Ethan Allen apartment complex, said...

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

February 3, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders nearly matched former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Iowa Caucus Feb. 1, according to the Associated Press. Sanders had ...

UVM Medical Center joins effort to lower opiate abuse

Caroline Alkire

January 28, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

In a new initiative to reduce opiate usage, the Burlington Police Department is working with the UVM Medical Center and Mayor Miro Weinberger. All three parties will be working together to increase treatment for opiate users and decrease the amount of crime related to opiate use, according to a Jan. 11 press release from...

<p>Students removed from Trump’s rally, students say</p>

Students removed from Trump’s rally, students say

January 12, 2016

[Updated: Jan. 12 10:35 P.M.] Two UVM students said they were removed after  protesting a Donald Trump rally held at the Flynn Performing Arts Center Jan. 7 in Burlington. Fi...

<p>Trump rally in Burlington met with local opposition</p>

Trump rally in Burlington met with local opposition

January 9, 2016

Before Donald Trump took the stage at his Burlington campaign rally, a voice boomed over a loudspeaker in the Flynn Theater: “If there is a protester beside you, please throw your ha...

Local inventors come to Shelburne for faire

Local inventors come to Shelburne for faire

September 29, 2015

The horse barn at Shelburne Farms welcomed local inventors Sept. 26 to 27, who came to show the Cham...

Rep. Welch talks with class about Iran

Alexandra Shannon

September 15, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

Students in “Introduction to International Relations” participated in a Skype discussion with Rep. Peter Welch Sept. 10 about the Iran nuclear deal that is currently under negotiation. The deal requires Iran to limit its research and development of nuclear weapons for 15 years, according to an article published by the ...

Alumna honored by state

Alumna honored by state

September 1, 2015

UVM alumna Janette Bombardier, Class of 1980, was selected by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Citizen o...

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