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The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 19, 2019

Faculty and student outcry has followed cuts in certain College of Arts and Sciences’ programs due to declining enrollment. The faculty union, United Academics, held a teach-in Feb. 14 in front of Howe Library, while students participated with UA in letter-writing campaigns and distribution of posters cri...

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Lily Young, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Students and faculty around campus mourn the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski parking lot after exposure to subzero temperatures after attending two off-campus fraternities, according to a Feb. 4 Cynic article. On the night of Gage’s death, each floor in...

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Staff Report

February 13, 2019

The investigation into the death of first-year Connor Gage continues as officials at the University waver on when they will be able to take action. Gage was 19 years old at the time of his death. He was from Little Falls, New York, and was a member of the Wellness Environment studying neuroscience. Gage wa...

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

Staff Report

February 7, 2019

It’s undetermined when the ban on fraternity activities will end while the investigation into a first-year’s death continues, according to Vice Provost Annie Stevens. The ban was enacted following the death of Connor Gage, a Wellness Environment student who died after attending two off-campus...

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

Staff Report

February 5, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, according to an email sent to students. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said any and all fraternity activities including recruitment, social events and philanthropy are suspended, due...

Faculty concerned over presidential search transparency

Faculty concerned over presidential search transparency

Staff Report

February 5, 2019

Faculty are expressing concerns over the presidential search process after it yielded just a single public finalist. The “sole finalist” is Dr. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University. Garimella will be on campus Feb. 13 to 15 for meetings...

Commencement speaker chosen

Commencement speaker chosen

Staff Report

February 5, 2019

The University has chosen a speaker for this year's commencement. Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will speak at this year's ceremony, according to a Feb. 5 email from President Tom Sullivan. "I am pleased that Mr. Walker will be with us on Commencement Day 2019 to share his timely...

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

Staff Report

February 4, 2019

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after exposure to subzero temperatures after leaving an off-campus fraternity. Gage pledged at an off-campus, unregistered organization over the weekend, according to a Caring Bridge page in his name. Gage departed for another fraternity house about a half mile awa...

New policies lead to decline in applicants

New policies lead to decline in applicants

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

UVM is seeing a slight decline in student applications after taking steps to make the University more competitive and adding a fee to its application process. The number of undergraduate students applying to UVM has dropped by 16 percent since 2015, Provost David Rosowsky said at the Feb. 1 board of tru...

Brave the cold, learn to fish

Brave the cold, learn to fish

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

The snow and ice in Vermont can seem to stretch on for miles, but community members and UVM students didn’t let the season stop them from getting outside. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Free Ice Fishing Day Festival took place from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 on the ice outside of Knight Poin...

Women’s March calls for change and unity

Women’s March calls for change and unity

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

On a frigid Saturday morning, a crowd of over 700 braved the 7 degree cold to protest in Vermont’s capital. The front lawn of the State House in Montpelier was packed with crowds who stood in support of women and marginalized communities for the Jan. 19 Women’s March. Ben & Jerry’s employees asked pa...

Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked

Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 15, 2019

Sarah came to UVM ready to start the next chapter of her life. As the daughter of a heroin addict, she knew the dangers of the drug. But to her surprise, opioids followed her to campus. The scope of the opioid problem is not clear at UVM, but the experts are in agreement that substances like heroi...

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