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University responds to student protests

University responds to student protests

Staff Report

March 1, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

After multiple protests led by student-led racial justice group NoNames for Justice, groups around campus have released statements ranging from warnings to support. NoNames released an email statement Feb. 27 recapping the events of the Waterman takeover, in which hundreds of students occupied the ...

Protesters demand deans sign list of demands

Protesters demand deans sign list of demands

Staff Report

February 26, 2018


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A class walkout occurred at 11 a.m. today led by student group NoNames for Justice. Some students gathered inside and in front of Waterman following the walkout. Others formed groups and met with the deans of their individual colleges insisting they sign a list of demands created by NoNames. ...

Students call for resignations

Students call for resignations

Brandon Arcari, Caroline Derksen, Ben Elfland, Lindsay Freed, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Meg Trogolo, and Joey Waldinger

February 26, 2018


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After three demonstrations last week, student protesters planned a class walkout and takeover of the Waterman building Monday, Feb. 25. Social justice advocacy organization NoNames for Justice held demonstrations Feb. 20, 22 and 23 protesting the administration’s response to white supremacy on campus. ...

Students protest University president

Students protest University president

Joey Waldinger, Oliver Pomazi, Brandon Arcari, Meg Trogolo, Caroline Derksen, and Ben Elfland

February 23, 2018


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President Tom Sullivan did not meet with student racial justice protesters who blocked traffic for three hours. The group, who said it wanted to “me et on common ground,” began protesting on South Prospect Street and Main Street at 4:30 p.m. After three hours, they marched to occupy Waterma...

Staff member goes on hunger strike

Staff member goes on hunger strike

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

February 19, 2018


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Update 11:45 Feb. 24, John Mejia has ended their hunger strike: https://vtcynic.com/42746/news/john-mejia-announces-end-of-hunger-strike/   A hunger strike began outside of Waterman as part of a new demand for racial justice action at UVM and in the City of Burlington. John Mejia, a stud...

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