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Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus

Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

  A $100,000 grant offered to UVM Hillel has student groups on campus concerned about the money’s ties. UVM Hillel, a chapter of the Jewish student group Hillel International, has been offered a grant by the Maccabee Task Force, a pro-Israel group created to combat the Boycott, Divestment and...

Millions in renovations approved

Millions in renovations approved

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Over the next three years UVM is expected to spend roughly $107.1 million on a variety of on-campus construction projects. The board of trustees, the University’s decision-making body, met Oct. 26  and 27 to discuss topics such as the renovations to McAuley Hall and the construction of a new ps...

“It’s okay to be white” posters return to campus

“It’s okay to be white” posters return to campus

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Two unsigned posters printed with the words “It’s Okay To Be White” were found along the driveway between Harris-Millis and the Gutterson field house Sunday afternoon. Both sheets of paper were pasted to the backs of street signs and one had been partially torn down by 3:30 p.m. Posters featuring...

UVM graduate killed in Washington DC

UVM graduate killed in Washington DC

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A 2018 UVM graduate was killed while sitting in traffic on the way home from work in Washington DC. Twenty-two-year-old Tom Marmet, a May 2018 graduate, was shot in a black Jeep Liberty, according to an Oct. 25 NBC Washington article. Officers responded to calls of a shooting 5:57 p.m. Oct. 24 ...

Board of trustees votes to rename the library

Board of trustees votes to rename the library

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus The decision making body of the University, the board of trustees, unanimously voted to approve the renaming of Bailey/Howe Library during their biannual meeting Oct. 26, making the name change official and meeting social justice group NoNames for Justice’s demand to remove Guy Bai...

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

A UVM police services investigation has found a UVM bus driver at fault for hitting a woman who was crossing the street. The bus driver, Linda Fountain-Provost, was given a ticket for failing to stop for someone in a crosswalk and severely injuring Susan Shaffer, according to a Vermont Department...

Committee votes to remove name from library

Committee votes to remove name from library

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A UVM committee has unanimously voted in favor of removing former University President Guy Bailey’s name from the Bailey/Howe Library. The renaming committee released a report Oct. 16 detailing their recommendation to remove Bailey’s name. In March 2018, the board of trustees created the Renamin...

Renovated res hall still has problems

Renovated res hall still has problems

Lilly Young, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Residents of Converse Hall, a Wellness Environment building, are frustrated about various problems in their building, including reports of flooding and pests. There was water in some  rooms as well as the ground floor, where dehumidifiers and fans were set up to dry the water and prevent mold growt...

Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018)

Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018)

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Courtesy of Facebook This fall, UVM’s chapter of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega appointed senior Nikisha Falcone to a new position: sunshine chair. In this role, she was tasked with making sure all members felt safe and happy, a responsibility that came naturally to her, APO President seni...

Students stage walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Students stage walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Connor Allan Hundreds of UVM students walked out of class at noon Oct. 4 to join faculty and community members on the Andrew Harris Green, where they protested Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. The rally was hosted primarily by the International Socialist Organization on campus and...

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Staff Report

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

UVM students walked out of class to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Oct. 4. Students and community members gathered for a “Cancel Kavanaugh” rally outside the Davis Center after walking out of class at noon. The rally was hosted by student leaders from UVM...

Prostestors Gather Near Med Center

Prostestors Gather Near Med Center

Meg Trogolo and Jullianne Lesch

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Alek Fleury Two groups of protesters gathered on the sidewalks next to the UVM Medical Center’s main driveway Sept. 26. On one corner, members of the anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life held signs and prayed, while on the other corner, members of UVM’s International Socialist Organization and Planned...

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