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New president’s salary brings unease

President Suresh Garimella delivers an opening statement at his public Q&A February, 14 2019. He will took on the position of president July 1.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2019

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, Suresh Garimella, addresses the crowd in the Grand Maple Ballroom Feb. 14 during an open forum. The board of trustees is collecting feedback to inform their decisions about selecting the next University president.

Julianne Lesch and Lee Hughes

February 14, 2019

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

Suresh Garimella was announced as the sole finalist in UVM's presidential search. If Garimella is confirmed, he will replace President Tom Sullivan.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2019

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

Members of UVM's board of trustees gather Feb. 2 in the Livak Ballroom in the Davis Center to discuss relevant issues at the University. The board decided in fall 2019 two new majors, one new minor and three certificate programs will be added in various colleges.

Zoe Schemm and Zoe Stern

February 7, 2019

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

Chair of the board of trustees David Daigle and President Tom Sullivan speak at the final session of the board of trustees meeting Feb. 2. Campus leaders, including SGA President Ethan Foley and Joseph Campbell, Graduate Student Senate President, confronted decisions to determine the future of the University.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2019

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

First-year students walk down Main Street Aug. 26 on their way to the University green at convocation earlier this year. The number of undergraduate students applying to UVM has dropped by 16 percent after UVM took steps to add a fee to its out-of-state applications.

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Board of Trustees meets Feb. 2, 2017.

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 25, 2018

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...

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