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Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

UVMMC Nurses waving at cars at their

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 19, 2018

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professio...

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Counseling interns pulled from Burlington High School

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2018

Alek Fleury This story updated at 3:59 p.m. Sept. 19 to correct a statement that a practicum student at Burlington High School worked with Macias despite requesting not to. The student was working on a practicum and was invited back for an internship the next year at the high school, which she decli...

“Burlington’s Backyard:” The Intervale offers fresh produce and strong community

The Intervale Community Farm, a 58-acre farm in Burlington that includes seven sections of the Winooski River, allows members to purchase small, medium or large shares, which gives them access to fresh produce every week.

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

September 5, 2018

Sweet bell peppers, leafy green arugula and papery yellow onion create a rainbow at the end of an otherwise dusty and gray Vermont road. All this produce was grown by local farmers at the Intervale Community Farm, a 58-acre farm in Burlington that includes seven sections of the Winooski River’...

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Learning to embrace a city as a home

Kian Deshler, Feature Writer

August 30, 2018

Holly Coughlan Fog nestled into the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The wind whispered over the bay, causing the slightest of ripples. Conifer trees colored the landscape a deep green. My family and I paddled across the bay near my cabin. At that moment, there was nowhere else I would rather b...

Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive

Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 27, 2018

Update: This story was updated at 9:30 am 8/29/18 to include additional comment and details from UVM Police.  A pedestrian was injured in an accident involving a UVM CATS bus, according to UVM Police. A CatAlert was sent out to the UVM community Aug, 27 at 11:45 am, advising pedestrians and...

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2018

The Green Mountain Care Board will continue to approve the University of Vermont Medical Center’s annual budget as the UVMMC Nurses stage protest. The nurse’s union called on the board last week to delay approving the budget until a new contract could be ratified between nurses and the medical ...

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

The mural in question,

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 14, 2018

The Burlington City Council has promised action following the approval of a report that called for the removal of a mural on Leahy Way by August 29, 2022. The report from the Mural Task Force recommends the "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural be removed and put up somewhere else inside Burlington among oth...

UVM President to resign

UVM President to resign

Lindsay Freed and Sawyer Loftus

August 6, 2018

University President Tom Sullivan will be stepping down after this year, according to an Aug. 6 email to the UVM community. This will be his seventh and final year as president after his 2012 selection by the board of trustees. Sullivan will be taking a research leave to write a book before joining the UVM fac...

Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization

Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 18, 2018

Dennis, a pseudonym, describes himself as a “low-level” marijuana dealer on campus. A fan of marijuana, Dennis looks forward to legalization, but personally he doesn’t touch it after a bad experience with an edible, he said. At dinner, right before winter break, Dennis was hit with extreme anxiety...

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

UVMMC Nurses waving at cars at their

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 30, 2018

  The UVM Medical Center nurses will issue a strike notice to the UVM Medical Center Monday morning. After a week of negotiations, the bargaining committee has voted to issue a strike notice, according to a June 30 Facebook post made by Stephanie Lusk, a member of the nurses’ bargain...

Nurses vote to strike

Representatives from the nurses' union stand behind lead negotiator, Julie MacMillan as she announces a vote in favor of striking.

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

University of Vermont Medical Center nurses have voted in favor of a potential two day strike. The approval was announced at a June 13 press conference lead by negotiator Julie MacMillan. MacMillan represents the 1,800 member union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, in t...

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