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Greek tax proposal is denied

Greek tax proposal is denied

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

A proposed compromise on a tax on Greek houses was denied by the Vermont Senate. On April 26, the Senate voted against a proposed partial payment of tax for Greek homes made by Greek students and SGA members, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. The proposal for partial pay came after a talk in th...

Vt. legislators cut ’40 percent rule’

Vt. legislators cut ’40 percent rule’

May 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Tuition rates for out-of-state students could soon change due to a new budget passed by the Vermont House of Representatives.In March, the House passed a budget that would remove “the 40 percent rule” completely.The 40 percent rule is a nickname given to a law created in 1959 that sets the in-state tuition rate...

Burlington mall to be redeveloped

Burlington mall to be redeveloped

April 26, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Students and Burlington residents may soon be able to live above the Burlington Mall on Church Street.   The Burlington Business Association gathered local businesses, nonprofits and organizations in front of the mall entrance on Church Street April 25, to speak to the benefits of developing down...

$20 million granted to Echo

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy announced one of the largest federal awards to a UVM-affiliated program while Lake Champlain shone behind him April 18. UVM President Thomas Sullivan, Leahy and representatives from colleges across Vermont gathered at the Leahy ECHO Center to hear the purpose and goals of the...

Librarian running for state rep.

Librarian running for state rep.

Caroline Alkire

April 14, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

A librarian from Bailey/Howe will be running for a seat recently vacated by a UVM alumna. Selene Colburn, a librarian at Bailey/Howe and Burlington City Council Member, said she made the decision to run after Kesha Ram ‘08 vacated her seat to run for lieutenant governor. Ram, a Democrat, has held ...

Residents protest oil pipeline

Residents protest oil pipeline

April 14, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Despite protests, a Vermont gas company and Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration are pushing forward on building a 41-mile natural gas pipeline through Addison County from Colchester to Middlebury.The Addison Natural Gas Project was approved in 2013 by the Vermont legislature in order to expand acces...

Kayakers protest restrictions

Kayakers protest restrictions

Bryan O'Keefe

March 24, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Students may be unable to kayak on the Green River as a result of a licensing issue between the state and a local electric company. Morrisville Water and Light operates three hydroelectric dams — two on the Lamoille River in Morrisville and one on the Green River in Hyde Park. Since hydroelectr...

UVM seeks to cut ’40 percent rule’

UVM seeks to cut ’40 percent rule’

Ian Lund

March 22, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

The University of Vermont has tried to increase its state funding for eight years with no luck. Now, the school is trying to get new options by pushing the state to eliminate what the school calls the “40 percent rule.”   The law, established in 1959, requires UVM to set in-state tuiti...

Vermont bill guarantees paid sick leave

March 3, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

A bill recently passed by Vermont’s state legislature will guarantee paid sick leave for Vermont workers. The law will put in place a required amount of sick time, and forbid employers from preventing or punishing employees from using it, according to the official bill passed by the House and Senate....

Marijuana legalization bill passes the Vermont senate

March 3, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Vermont is one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana.The Vermont State Senate voted 17 to 12 to pass the measure Feb. 18. It will now head to the Vermont House of Representatives. If the bill passes the House, it would then go to Gov. Peter Shumlin for approval.The bill would make it legal for Vermonters ages 21 and over to posses...

Kappa Sigma hosts fundraiser for Navy SEALS

March 3, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Kappa Sigma Fraternity hosted a charity sleepover Feb. 26 to support the Navy SEAL Legacy foundation.This event was Kappa Sigma’s eighth annual Sleep Out for the Soldiers fundraiser. Brothers from UVM’s chapter and other chapters around New England camped out on the Kappa Sigma house lawn from Friday...

UVM, S. Burlington to consider new arena

UVM, S. Burlington to consider new arena

March 1, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

UVM and the city of South Burlington are looking into the possibility of making a multi-purpose recreational facility.South Burlington City Manager Kevin Dorn said no decision has been made to build the center and the city is only looking into the possibility of building it.“[UVM and South Burlington...

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