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No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

Registered Nurse, Sarah Ferguson, announces the submission of 20 unfair labor complaints against UVMMC

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2018

After months of negotiations, lead negotiator Julie McMillan of the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union announced they had not yet reached a deal with UVM Medical Center. The announcement came at a June 1 community meeting outside the Medical Center that followed the last session of scheduled negotia...

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

After nearly a year of negotiations,  UVM has announced it reached a tentative agreement on new contracts with the faculty union United Academics. UA has been in negotiations with the University since June 2017, according to an October 2017 Cynic article. It represents roughly 850 full-time and pa...

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffing and work conditions at UVM Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and UVM Medical Center Nurses marched from UVM Medical Center to the site of the new Medical ...

Joey Waldinger and Sawyer Loftus

March 22, 2018

Gun advocates had just started their rally in support of the right to bear arms when a group of protesters in the back stood up, turned their backs on the crowd and walked out. Turning Point USA and the Young Americans for Liberty, conservative youth groups on campus, held a joint rally March 8 in the...

Press Release: Burlington Police Chief on Student Racial Justice Protests

Brandon Del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief

February 23, 2018

RECENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN BURLINGTON Last night, a group of approximately one hundred UVM students blocked traffic on Main Street during rush hour. The Burlington Police Department made the decision to allow the protests to continue. Protesters were otherwise highly cooperative and respectful. The pr...

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

February 7, 2018

UVM and Champlain College have reached a decision in a $447,890 plan to pay for Burlington infrastructure improvements. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced Feb. 7 that UVM and Champlain College have agreed to help financially support the city infrastructure improvement plans. The plan calls for payments...

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 22, 2018

This story was updated from the original version at 5:40 P.M. Jan. 22. Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed the bill passed by the Vermont state legislature legalizing the use and possession of marijuana in Vermont. The bill, which is the first in the US to legalize marijuana through the legi...

SGA supports bystander intervention training

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

The SGA has ruled in favor of supporting a bill that provides bystander intervention training for employees of nightlife establishments in the Burlington area.     The Bystander Intervention Training for Establishments Serving Alcohol in Burlington was supported by SGA April 11. The initi...

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

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Corporal Carolynne Erwin talks about Burlington’s ranking as a safe city in terms of families, but not in crime.

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

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Members of the Dismas house gather for their nightly community dinner on March 24. The Dismas House is a national nonprofit that houses former prisoners alongside college students.

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2017

As in many other homes on Buell Street, residents of the Dismas House and their guests sat down at 6 p.m. on Thursday to share dinner and chat about their days. Everyone said what they were grateful for and swapped stories over bowls of pasta, vegetables and bowls of ice cream with a homemade wi...

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

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Seagulls rest on posts along the Lake Champlain shorefront. The lake and its ecology are being studied as an example of how China can improve environmental regulations.

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Following their interest in Vermont's environmental laws, a team of Chinese researchers and government officials visited Burlington at the beginning of March. This delegation, which was representing the School of Law at Fudan University in Shanghai, studied how Vermont has drafted laws to clean ...

Community honors UVM student

Students and friends celebrate Brett’s life at the Shred for Brett event at Stowe Mountain Resort March 26.
Photo courtesy of TJ Thran.

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2017

More than 100 friends and family members of the late Brett Cohen gathered at Stowe Mountain Resort to ski, ride and share memories in his honor. His friends, seniors Dewey Sheehan, Sloane Ross, Zack Pensak and Lucy Lee, worked with Stowe to get discounted day passes, reserve rooms, and organize a...

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