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

UVM health director quietly resigns after a year on the job

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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

NoNames for Justice protest blocks off Main Street

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Genevieve Winn

No decision reached in student disorderly conduct case

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...

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