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UVM health director quietly resigns after a year on the job

Dr. Harry Chen, Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

The executive director of UVM’s Center for Health and Wellbeing and the University’s chief public health officer has stepped down from his role.  Harry Chen, former Commissioner of Health for the state of Vermont, is “transitioning” from his role as executive director of the Center for Health and Wellb...

UVM chief public health officer quietly leaves after one year on the job

Dr. Harry Chen, Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

The executive director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and chief public health officer for UVM has stepped down from his role.  Dr. Harry Chen, who is a former commissioner of health for the state of Vermont, is “transitioning” from his role, executive director of the Center for Health and Wellbei...

Three Years of Protest: What does the future hold for NoNames for Justice?

Senior Harmony Edosomwan speaks during a protest organized by NoNames for Justice and Queer Student Action at Waterman building, Sept. 25. The protest called for the release of the complete Campus Climate Survey data from the University.

Julianne Lesch, Lilly Young, Irene Choi, and Sawyer Loftus

October 2, 2019

What does the future look like for NoNames? They have been active at UVM for years. Here’s what has and has not changed.

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

Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan, a leader of the student group NoNames for Justice, speaks to the crowd alongside junior Amanda Martinez Feb. 26. The rally commemorated the one-year the one-year anniversary of the group's Waterman takeover.

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

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...

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after leaving an off-campus fraternity. The investigation into his death prompted the activities ban.

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...

Junior engineering major dies from hiking accident

Junior engineering major dies from hiking accident

Staff Report

March 5, 2018

Junior Trent Ferguson died during a hiking accident March 2. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, announced Ferguson’s death in a campus-wide email March 4. Ferguson’s body was found by searchers March 3 near Bingham Falls in Stowe after he fell through the ice while hiking Friday after...

NoNames for Justice protest blocks off Main Street

Sophomore BSU President Harmony Edosomwan sits in the middle of Main Street during the protest.

Joey Waldinger, Brandon Arcari

February 22, 2018

Members of NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, said they were willing to be arrested during their protest on South Prospect and Main Street.   At 7:45 p.m., protesters moved into the Waterman building. The protest began at 4:30 p.m. when a group of graduate students walked out of a fina...

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

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...

UVM junior dies at home over break

UVM junior dies at home over break

Staff Report

January 13, 2018

Junior Nathaniel Winschel died at his home in Pittsburgh, PA Jan. 6, according to a Jan. 9 email from Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs. Winschel was an anthropology student in the College of Arts and Sciences and was active in the UVM community. He worked as a part of the Davis Cent...

Friends remember UVM junior

Friends remember UVM junior

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

December 24, 2017

All day Charlie Mufson had been in the woods of Vermont, raising money for the Vermont Public Interest Research Group. Having forgotten his rain jacket, Mufson was drenched by the summer downpour. His field manager picked him up and as the car drove off he reached into his backpack and found his jack...

WE announces changes to code of conduct

WE announces changes to code of conduct

Alek Fleury, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

The Wellness Environment announced Nov. 13 that it has made changes to the WE Code to better reflect its commitment to student safety. The WE Code is a set of guidelines that WE Students must follow to remain a part of the living community. First-year WE student DJ Snide is happy with WE...

No decision reached in student disorderly conduct case

Genevieve Winn

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 1, 2017

Following charges of disorderly conduct, continuing education student Wesley Richter appeared in court Oct. 27 after allegations he made racial threats in B/H. Another student reported overhearing threatening language on Oct. 1, according to an email alert for students from UVM. The student, cit...

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