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VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

Staff Report

9 hours ago


Filed under Election, Headliners, News, Vermont

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 Democrats’ event. Hallquist made history as the first openly transgender candidate to win a major pa...

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

1 day ago


Filed under Headliners, News

Alek Fleury This story updated at 3:59 p.m. Sept. 19 to correct a statement that a practicum student at Burlington High School worked with Macias despite requesting not to. The student was working on a practicum and was invited back for an internship the next year at the high school, which she decli...

Student starts national petition

Student starts national petition

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

1 day ago


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

Alek Fleury Update: 11:34 9/18/18  Corrected the date and location of the meeting for Explain the Asterisk. 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...

Expelled fraternity returns

Expelled fraternity returns

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

6 days ago


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

This story updated at 12:19 p.m. September 17 to reflect the outcome of the University investigation into the fraternity and to include that one individual added the question to the survey. The fraternity does not have a pledging process or pledges, but rather new members and a scholarship for these me...

Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Headliners

Sweet bell peppers, leafy green arugula, and papery yellow onion create a rainbow at the end of an otherwise dusty and gray Vermont road. All this produce was grown by local farmers at the Intervale Community Farm, a 58-acre farm in Burlington that includes seven sections of the Winooski River’...

New sexual misconduct rules leak

New sexual misconduct rules leak

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

9/12/18 3:18 P.M. This story was updated to clarify a reference to the Explain the Asterisk petition. On Wednesday, Aug. 29 the New York Times released a leaked, preliminary version of new sexual assault rules for college campuses by Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education. The rules come at ...

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus For the past four months, nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have been in a constant back-and-forth with hospital administrators over new contracts. The nurses’ union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, represents around 1,800 nurses an...

Welcome Class of 2022

Welcome Class of 2022

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The class of 2022 gathered to ring in a new academic year and begin their journey as Catamounts at convocation. First years gathered Aug. 26 in the Patrick Gym and heard speeches from UVM officials. The class of 2022 is made up of approximately 2,500 students hailing from 43 states and 22 ...

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

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 pleas from nurses. The union of just over 1,800 members called on the Green Mountain Care Board —...

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Green Mountain Care Board will continue to approve the University of Vermont Medical Center’s annual budget as the UVMMC Nurses stage protest. The nurse’s union called on the board last week to delay approving the budget until a new contract could be ratified between nurses and the medical ...

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The UVM board of trustees is looking for community comment on the proposed removal of former UVM president Guy Bailey’s name from the Bailey/Howe Library. Demands for a name change stem from a March 22 statement from student group NoNames for Justice, who felt the name was inappropriate given B...

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 14, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Burlington City Council has promised action following the approval of a report that called for the removal of a mural on Leahy Way by August 29, 2022. The report from the Mural Task Force recommends the "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural be removed and put up somewhere else inside Burlington among oth...

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