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Board of Trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Board of Trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

2 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News

Construction on the multi-million dollar Multi-Purpose Center project could start as soon as this week following final approval from the UVM Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meets three times per academic year. This year they met May 17 and 18 at the University to close out the 2018-2019 ac...

Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute

Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

6 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Vermont Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, May 15, in a case that could push UVM to release a document pertaining to a student’s arrest.   Jacob Oblak, a recent graduate from Vermont Law school, sued UVM last year after filing a public records request for a UVM police services affidavit, a document stating the reasons for arrest. Oblak requested a document from ...

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


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

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 records case against UVM to the Vermont Supreme Court after a lower court threw out his case. His...

UPB and SGA agree to new SpringFest funding plan

UPB and SGA agree to new SpringFest funding plan

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The University of Vermont’s annual spring concert has gotten its funding back just one year after it was revoked over concerns of cash stockpiling. The Student Government Association voted in favor of again funding SpringFest 2020 after revoking its funds in 2018. SGA was concerned with the ...

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Cannabis celebration still riding high UVM’s annual 4/20 celebration entered a new era as cannabis possession was legalized in Vermont four decades after the event began. Even though possession of cannabis is legal in Vermont, UVM’s policy about it has not changed, said Annie Stevens, vice provos...

Meet the band: Juicebox

Meet the band: Juicebox

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts, Culture, Headliners

In a dimly lit living room on Hyde Street, the seven student musicians that make up Juicebox crowded around a coffee table. Some sat on couches, some sat on the floor. Juicebox, the SpringFest opener, was about to start rehearsal on a snowy April 9 night. Skis were packed into a back corn...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

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 an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Nearly two months after a UVM first-year was found dead in a snowbank, the Burlington Police Department has ruled the death accidental. Burlington Police began investigating the death of first-year Connor Gage Feb. 2 after receiving a 911 call stating there was a man lying in the snow. Burlington ...

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast to headline SpringFest

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under Culture, Headliners

The UVM Program Board announced the headlining performers for SpringFest 2019 across their social media pages, April 2. The outdoor concert will feature Beast Coast, a rap collective that includes Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Powers Pleasant and CJ Fly. Rapper Rico...

Two fraternities named in connection to student death

Two fraternities named in connection to student death

Sawyer Loftus and Lee Hughes

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

After a first-year died on his way home Feb. 2 following a night of drinking, a police investigation identified the two fraternities he was at that night. It has been determined that he was first at Delta Tau Delta and then Alpha Epsilon Pi, an unrecognized fraternity, the night of his death. First-...

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were concerned student rights were being limited and that campus policies were being abused. Annie St...

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Nine students who spoke at a rally in the Waterman building Feb. 26 could face misconduct charges for disruption. The students include leaders from rally organizers NoNames for Justice, who organized the rally, and other social justice groups on campus. The Feb. 26 rally was organized by NoNames in...

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