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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

John Riedel, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

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

Legislators propose tax on sugary drinks

April 21, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

Legislators and public health advocates proposed a tax of 2 cents per ounce on all sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Vermont at a press conference  January 20, according to VTDigger.Advocates say the tax will provide a significant source of revenue for the state while also cutting healthcare costs by curbing the consumption o...

Sex offender released in Burlington

Sex offender released in Burlington

April 11, 2015

A convicted sex offender was released in Burlington Thursday, April 9. Richard Laws was convicted...

Energy summit unites both sides of border

March 31, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

Students and industry professionals traded big ideas and projects on energy issues on both sides of the Canadian border. “The Power from the North Conference,” a major regional energy summit, was held in the Davis Center March 23 and 24.Topics on the first day were  the social, economic and environmental consequences of possible  p...

New bill will lower Vermont’s carbon footprint

Beena Jacob

March 24, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

The Vermont House of Representatives voted 121-24 to pass a bill designed to lower residents’ carbon footprint. Passed March 11, the Renewable Energy Standard and Energy Transformation bill, known as RESET, requires utilities to sell a certain percentage of their electricity as renewable, according to a March 10 VTDigger...

President Obama passes student aid bill

John Riedel, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

President Barack Obama passed a new bill March 10 titled the Student Aid Bill of Rights as part of his policy to tackle increasing student loan debt across the country, including states such as Vermont. As part of the bill, four rights of borrowers are listed, followed by a plan of action to ensure each right. The bill includes...

New bill proposes increase in state funding for Vermont colleges

March 17, 2015

Filed under News, Vermont

There has been a proposal for an increase in state funding for higher education from officials at UVM and Vermont State Colleges.UVM and Vermont State Colleges are asking for funds for a three percent boost in funding, said Jeb Spaulding, chancellor of Vermont State Colleges.The Vermont State Colleges system includes Castlet...

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