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Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records
Sawyer Loftus, News Editor May 1, 2019

A man is suing UVM in the Vermont Supreme Court to push the University to be more transparent over a student’s arrest. Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, is appealing his public...

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention
Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern April 30, 2019

The College Democrats of Vermont held their first ever statewide convention at UVM April 28 in an effort to engage students in political activism.   Tim Ashe, president of the Vermont Senate, gave...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital
Staff Report April 16, 2019

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating...

Vermont attorney general helps lead hands-on class

A worker at the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program takes a call Jan. 18. Students can work for CAP by mediating disputes between businesses and consumers, spreading information about scams in the Vermont area, for class credit.
Cullen Paradis and Sophia Venturo January 25, 2019

The Vermont Consumer Assistance Program, based at UVM, gives students a chance to work directly with economic law in Vermont. Since its creation in 1981 as a resource for consumers and understaffed legislators,...

Student campaign inspires state senator to champion assault law

Sophomore Syd Ovitt speaks Dec. 9 at an Explain the Asterisk event. The movement gained suport from Philip Barith, a UVM English professor and the chair of the Vermont Senate Education Committee, who said that he will be proposing policy in January.
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor December 12, 2018

Legislation that would force UVM and other universities to disclose if a student was dismissed for sexual misconduct will soon be proposed in the Vermont Statehouse. Philip Baruth, a UVM English professor...

Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

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Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor November 8, 2018

Protests are brewing in Vermont following the outing of federal Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. Thirteen separate protests are planned...

Nurses strike deal with medical center

Molly Wallner, lead negotiator for the nurses, reads from a statement at a Sept. 28 press conference outside UVMMC.
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 27, 2018

After eight months of negotiating UVM Medical Center nurses and the administration have struck a lasting deal. The nurses announced the vote by union membership in favor of the contract via Facebook...

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

UVMMC Nurses waving at cars at their
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 19, 2018

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract,...

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity
Staff Report September 19, 2018

Alek Fleury Democratic candidate for Vermont governor Christine Hallquist and actor Misha Collins discussed campaign issues in front of a crowd of students Wednesday in the Davis Center at a UVM College...

Student starts national petition

Student starts national petition
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 17, 2018

After a UVM sophomore reported her rape to University officials, she found a hole in UVM Policy allowing dismissed students to avoid disclosing past misconduct. Sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition...

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center's budget hearing
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2018

In the midst of ongoing contract negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and its nurses’ union, a hearing to confirm the medical center’s annual budget continued “business as usual” despite...

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Nurses' Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2018

The lead negotiator for the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union has resigned after 8 months in the role. The negotiator, Julie MacMillan, announced her decision to resign on Facebook after several members...

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