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Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 20, 2018


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This article updated at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 21.  Students and community members occupied the Waterman Feb. 20, calling for administrators to resign over the University’s handling of racial bias incidents. The rally, referred to as the “Done with the Bullsh*t Rally,” protested the University...

WE Investigation: Part 3

WE Investigation: Part 3

Brandon Arcari, Ben Elfland, and Lee Hughes

February 19, 2018


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Since it began, the Wellness Environment has lost what initially attracted many students: an inclusive, holistic approach to wellbeing, several UVM community members have said. Though some are satisfied with what WE offers, others said that instead of focusing on the wellbeing of its students, the ...

Mumps outbreak alarms students

Mumps outbreak alarms students

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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A mumps outbreak at UVM was confirmed by the Vermont Department of Health last week. One student tested positive for the mumps, and two other students are highly likely to be positive as well, University Communications Director Enrique Corredera stated in a Feb. 17 email. The Vermont Department of Health’s c...

Diversity display vandalized

Diversity display vandalized

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

February 16, 2018


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Anonymously posted index cards were found on a display for students of color around 9 p.m. Thursday. The index cards read “white privaleged and proud of it!” and  “innocent lives matter not guilty ones.” The display, which includes a Black Lives Matter poster, is maintained by the Mosaic...

Students need more mental health services

Students need more mental health services

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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At the end of last semester, senior George S. Tolley IV sought help from Counseling and Psychiatry Services for the first time of his college career, he said. His was a special case, so after calling the office on a Tuesday he managed to get an appointment the following Friday, but most students ...

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

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...

Anti-racist posters spread around campus

Anti-racist posters spread around campus

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


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Flyers reading “#Don’tShootUVM” were posted on campus Thursday morning. The flyers were hung by the social justice group NoNames for Justice in light of a recent court case involving a student who threatened students of color, according to the group’s Facebook page. “We will not be silenced...

UVM names 2018 Commencement Speaker

UVM names 2018 Commencement Speaker

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 25, 2018


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Image courtesy UVM. UVM alum Alexander Nemerov, ‘85, has been selected as the commencement speaker for May 20, according to a Jan. 25 UVM email. Nemerov chairs the art and art history departments at Stanford University, a position he has held since 2012. Nemerov graduated from UVM with a dual d...

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Vermont Governor signs legal weed bill

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

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...

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

Shutdown puts aid and grants at risk

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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UVM will feel the impact of the federal government shutdown if it is not resolved within the next few days. The shutdown began at midnight Jan. 20 after the U.S. Senate was unable to pass a short-term spending bill, said Wendy Koenig, UVM director of federal and state relations. This means federal ...

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Cynic Staff

January 17, 2018


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A blue sticky note penis has left eight first-years fearing they will lose their housing in the Wellness Environment. It was mid-September when the students sat in their new dorm watching a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the courtyard below. They were messing around with sticky notes on the window a...

Anti-immigration posters appear on campus

Anti-immigration posters appear on campus

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 15, 2018


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This post was updated from a previous version 1/16/18 at 3:11 PM Several posters encouraging the deportation of people of color appeared on Waterman green Jan. 15. The posters, which read “stop importing problems, start exporting solutions” had photos of three people of color with crimes l...

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