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Board of Trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Board of Trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

1 day ago


Filed under Headliners, News

Construction on the multi-million dollar Multi-Purpose Center project could start as soon as this week following final approval from the UVM Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meets three times per academic year. This year they met May 17 and 18 at the University to close out the 2018-2019 ac...

Student trustee looks to next generations

Student trustee looks to next generations

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A local farmer and business major is the new undergraduate member of the board of trustees. Junior David Gringeri was sworn in as a student trustee March 1, replacing junior Caitlin McHugh, whose term ended in February. Gringeri is from Fair Haven, Vermont, where he grew up helping his parents on ...

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA passed a resolution April 9 condemning the 2018-2019 presidential search process. The resolution criticizes the University for its underrepresentation of students throughout the process, with one student representing over 10,000 undergraduates. The resolution calls for future search committees to ...

SGA edged out of presidential search

SGA edged out of presidential search

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A faculty panel met with two finalists during the presidential search, but no student panel equivalent was created. SGA has planned a resolution criticizing the lack of student inclusion in the process. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, learned while attending a Feb. 25 Faculty Senate meeting that a...

New president’s salary brings unease

New president’s salary brings unease

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Suresh Garimella was confirmed as the new University president, but his offered income has raised concerns. Garimella will earn an income of $630,000 a year, according to a Feb. 22 Vermont Digger article. His base salary will be $480,000, and he will earn $50,000 in deferred compensation and $100,00...

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Julianne Lesch and Lee Hughes

February 14, 2019


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

February 14, 2019


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 ...

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