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Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 26, 2017

UVM students led by student diversity organizations presented a list of demands to UVM administration Monday, citing racial injustice on multiple levels at the University. The list, addressed to President Tom Sullivan and University administration, was posted to Facebook and later presented in person t...

School welcomes Mosaic Center to campus

Chloe Chaobal

November 15, 2016

For the third time in its existence, the ALANA Student Center has officially changed its name. The African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center formally opened it’s doors to the community in an open house celebration Nov. 10, where it announced its name change to the Mosaic Center for S...

Student to examine white identity and race

October 19, 2016

A retreat that caught international attention last year is being held again. Last year, UVM was put on an international stage after sending students on a weekend retreat to examine their white identity. Some students will take part in the third annual Examining White Identity Retreat at the Commo...

Black Lives Matter brings students together

Olivia Bowman and Kelsey Neubauer

October 5, 2016

Although the Black Lives Matter flag is no longer flying in front of the Davis Center, the discussion is far from over.   The Student Life faculty hosted a “Blackout 2.0: Creating Space to Reflect and Heal” Oct. 3 in the Davis Center as an event centered around reflection, action and he...

ALANA Center may be renamed

ALANA Center may be renamed

April 12, 2016

After years of discussion, the ALANA Student Center may soon be known by a different name. The proposed name change coincides with the African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Center moving from the Blundell House on Redstone Campus to the Living/ Learning Complex. The name change was orig...

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

UVM student's protesting 1988

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen

March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor Nancy Welch said. “At UVM, these actions — and the establishment of courses in women’s...

ALANA moves to L/L in fall 2016

The Living/Learning Center is pictured Feb. 4. The ALANA Student Center will be moving to the space currently occupied by the Career Center. SABRINA HOOD/The Vermont Cynic

Alexandra Shannon

February 12, 2016

Students will soon be able to access the ALANA Student Center on Athletic Campus. The Center is moving into the space that the Career Center currently occupies in the Living/Learning Center in fall 2016. The ALANA Student Center is currently located in the Blundell House on South Prospect Street. The Ce...

SGA Updates

SGA Updates

Alexandra Shannon

January 27, 2016

Interim Dean Speaks on Public Forum Bill Falls, the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke to SGA members in a public forum. Falls discussed the progress he has been making, as well as future goals, if selected to be the permanent dean.  Falls said he is working to further academic ...

ALANA handles reports of bias

ALANA handles reports of bias

December 4, 2015

If students experience racial bias or discrimination there are a number of ways to seek help on campus.The African, Latino, Asian and Native American Student Center is one outlet that offers emotional support to students.“I would have no idea where to go. I guess I would try to confront the problem myself,” first-...

Using the written word for change

Hannah Kearns

December 2, 2015

Dear readers, My name is Hannah Kearns and I am the newly-elected editor-in-chief of the award-winning Vermont Cynic. I am incredibly proud and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this publication. As the leader of this organization, I am tasked with setting a vision for the paper, much like a captain ...

Students examine their white privilege

Bryan O'Keefe

December 2, 2015

This article has been updated from a previous version. The ALANA Student Center organized an “Examining White Privilege Retreat,” which received backlash from conservative news outlets. In his article “Blame the White Guy 2015,” Todd Starnes expressed confusion and disagreement wit...

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