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Updates from board meetings

Updates from board meetings

Staff Report

October 24, 2017

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...

Day 2: live at the board of trustees meeting

Sophomore Drew Baker and first-year Bella Federico protests alongside other students at the board of trustees meeting Oct. 20.

Cynic Staff

October 21, 2017

Saturday: 8 a.m. During public comment, three students involved in the social and racial justice campaign at UVM spoke to the board. Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan, BSU president, said the University-wide annual reports neglect to mention the wellbeing of  students of color and that their experiences...

Board of Trustees to discuss housing changes, fossil fuel divestment

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The Board of Trustees meets Feb. 2, 2017.

Emma Jarnagin and Alex Verret

October 19, 2017

The UVM board of trustees will meet Friday Oct. 20 and Saturday Oct. 21 for its quarterly meeting. Topics including diversity, tuition increases, updates and new uses for residence halls will be discussed, according to the trustees board book. Tom Gustafson, Vice President for University Relations...

Updates from the Educational Policy and Institutional Resources Committee

UVM board of trustees joint educational & institutional resources and budget, finance & investment committees meet to announce new multipurpose center.

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

The following topics were discussed in the Educational Policy and Institutional Resources committee at the February 2017 board of trustees meeting.   The committee discussed concerns regarding facilities for gender-neutral bathrooms and changing rooms, in addition to gender-specific faci...

Trustees select student member

Soraiya Thura is pictured third from the left. Thura is currently the student representative on the UVM board of trustees. PHOTO COURTESY OF Erin Post from the UVM COM Office of Medical Communications.

Alexandra Shannon

February 18, 2016

A new student member has been selected for the UVM board of trustees, to follow out-going student trustee Samantha Lucas. The board of trustees student selection committee publicly announced Soraiya Thura, a second-year in the College of Medicine, as their choice Feb. 1, SGA President Jason Maulu...

Campaign raises $250 million

The board of trustees budget, finance and investment committee discuss monetary issues. The board meets four times a year to discuss University policy. HANNAH KEARNS/The Vermont Cynic

Bryan O'Keefe

February 12, 2016

Over $250 million has been raised for UVM’s Move Mountains campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the University’s history, as announced in the Feb. 5 board of trustees meeting. In 2015, UVM had its best ever October and December in terms of fundraising, said Rich Bundy, president and C...

Learn about the issues of your school

September 30, 2015

You gotta serve somebody. Bob Dylan’s famous lyrics are blunt, but accurate.There is a pecking order. People have power over the direction of your life.Here at UVM, those people are all around you — friends, professors, administrators and a group of people, many of whom students have never met, ...

New members join board of trustees

March 17, 2015

Five new members have been appointed to the UVM board of trustees. Each member received an appointment from current state legislators. The new members’ educational and professional backgrounds span from environmental consulting, electrical contracting, the culinary arts to accounting.These new members ar...

Let’s better the board

February 10, 2015

Having a stake in the direction of our University should be second-nature to students. Even an understanding would suffice.The standing of the University obviously impacts all of us, but it’s a lifetime commitment, too.Practically speaking, your degree will gain or lose value as the University gains and ...

Board meeting incites protest

Hannah Kearns

February 10, 2015

Topics discussed at the Feb. 5-7 board of trustees meeting  ranged from discussion of the new STEM complex, passage of the sustainability requirement and the implementation of the Incentive Based Budgeting model. A presentation was given to the board by professors  David Jenemann and Luis Vivanco abo...

Possible law school ‘merger’

Possible law school 'merger'

February 3, 2015

A house representative resigned from the UVM board of trustees March 2014 due to a “conflict of interest” with Vermont Law School work group.A Vermont Law School work group was created within the board of trustees in January 2014 but was dissolved in June 2014 because they had “concluded their wor...

Student trustee to be appointed

Student trustee to be appointed

November 18, 2014

Every year, UVM picks a student to be on the board of trustees for a two-year term.Lane Manning, president of the Graduate Student Senate, has served on the Student Trustee Selection Committee for two years.“They [student trustees] are arguably the most important members of the board,” Manning said. ...

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