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Burlington City Council ward debate: UVM’s role in BTV housing

Burlington City Council ward debate: UVM’s role in BTV housing

Emily Johnston

1 day ago

My main takeaway from the Feb. 21 Burlington Tenants Union City Council debate was that all candidates at the debate agree there is a housing crisis and they all agree UVM plays a role in this crisis. I think UVM students and the campus itself play a large role in the politics of Burlington. I ofte...

Burlington City Council ward debate: We need clear information

Burlington City Council ward debate: We need clear information

Henry Mitchell

1 day ago

On Feb. 21, I went to the City Council candidate debate hosted by the Burlington Tenants Union to get a better sense of what to expect from those running. What I found out instead was that Burlington is apparently a very progressive, but not very organized city. In order to get the best perspective o...

Students, use your vote wisely

Students, use your vote wisely

Staff Editorial

2 days ago

Voting is one of the most direct ways to participate in democracy. This election season, make sure your vote is an educated one. UVM is a politically engaged campus. Democrats, Republicans and Progressives are all represented here through student groups, and it’s not unusual to see a presidential c...

Women, run for local election

Women, run for local election

Emily Johnston

February 12, 2020

America’s governance needs more women in politics and more people representing younger generations. In 2018, Vermont had the second highest number of female legislators in the country with 39.4%, according to a 2019 Center for American Women in Politics study. In Burlington, five out of 12 city council mem...

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