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Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Julianne Lesch and Lee Hughes

15 hours ago


Filed under Campus, News

In front of a packed Grand Maple Ballroom and under threat of protest, presidential finalist Dr. Suresh Garimella gave a quick introduction to himself before he began a question and answer session Feb. 14 with the UVM community.   A newly formed student group, the Coalition for Student and Faculty Righ...

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

1 day ago


Filed under Campus, News

There is a sole finalist for the presidential search process, drawing criticism from the campus community. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, was announced Feb. 4 in an email from David Daigle, chair of the board of trustees. The search proces...

New programs become available across diciplines

New programs become available across diciplines

Zoe Schemm and Zoe Stern

February 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Starting next fall, two new majors, one new minor and three certificate programs will be offered in various colleges after UVM’s board of trustees approved their creation. These programs include a Bachelor of Arts in dance, a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and a minor in reporting and docume...

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Student-led projects were up for debate at this year’s Board meetings. Board members followed up on efforts to provide rides back to campus for students through SGA and efforts to address food insecurity on campus, proposing a variety of funding options which Foley and SGA can consider to fund th...

New policies lead to decline in applicants

New policies lead to decline in applicants

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

UVM is seeing a slight decline in student applications after taking steps to make the University more competitive and adding a fee to its application process. The number of undergraduate students applying to UVM has dropped by 16 percent since 2015, Provost David Rosowsky said at the Feb. 1 board of tru...

Search for a new University president nears its end

Search for a new University president nears its end

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

As the board of trustees prepares to select the next University president, public meetings will be held in February for the UVM community to weigh in. David Daigle, chair of the board of trustees and co-chair of the presidential search committee, announced the meetings in an email to the University...

Meet the students behind the board

Meet the students behind the board

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

Sam Litra As one of two students on the board of trustees, second-year medical student Sidney Hilker works to represent students when managing the University’s affairs. “I think as a student I have a unique opportunity that I can serve as a little bit of a check to see if we really are listening ...

Millions in renovations approved

Millions in renovations approved

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Over the next three years UVM is expected to spend roughly $107.1 million on a variety of on-campus construction projects. The board of trustees, the University’s decision-making body, met Oct. 26  and 27 to discuss topics such as the renovations to McAuley Hall and the construction of a new ps...

Board of trustees votes to rename the library

Board of trustees votes to rename the library

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus The decision making body of the University, the board of trustees, unanimously voted to approve the renaming of Bailey/Howe Library during their biannual meeting Oct. 26, making the name change official and meeting social justice group NoNames for Justice’s demand to remove Guy Bai...

Board of Trustees to meet Oct. 26 to Oct. 27

Board of Trustees to meet Oct. 26 to Oct. 27

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The decision making body of the University is meeting this Friday and Saturday to discuss and vote on the future of University policy, including the renaming of the Bailey/Howe Library. The board of trustees, who will be holding their biannual meeting Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, is the governing board for...

Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year

Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

The UVM Board of Trustees met May 18- 19 on the eve of the University’s 217th Commencement. The board is made up of 25 members, including President Thomas Sullivan, Provost David Rosowsky and Governor Phil Scott. This year they discussed two new renovation projects, a fundraising update and an inc...

Updates from board meetings

Updates from board meetings

Staff Report

October 24, 2017


Filed under News

The UVM board of trustees approved new construction projects, academic programs and software purchases at its Oct. 20 and 21 meetings. New Construction The board discussed plans for future building projects concerning McAuley Hall, 439 College St., and the Patrick-Forbush-Gutterson Athletic Co...

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