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Ambassadors advise smokers

Ambassadors advise smokers

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Smokers on campus can now expect to interact with the new cigarette ambassador program while taking a drag. The Center for Health and Wellbeing is attempting to limit student cigarette use by engaging with smokers on campus and posting informational signs, said Parker Holloway, program coordinator f...

Cigarette ambassador role created

Cigarette ambassador role created

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The Center for Health and Wellbeing plans to hire student ambassadors to remind students of UVM’s tobacco-free campus policy. A grant, which was just approved, will help pay the students, said Dr. Harry Chen, executive director for the Center for Health and Wellbeing. “Two student ambassadors [will be] w...

Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked

Opioids on campus: with no consensus, a problem goes unchecked

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sarah came to UVM ready to start the next chapter of her life. As the daughter of a heroin addict, she knew the dangers of the drug. But to her surprise, opioids followed her to campus. The scope of the opioid problem is not clear at UVM, but the experts are in agreement that substances like heroi...

Students struggle to book health appointments during finals

Students struggle to book health appointments during finals

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under News

Students are struggling to schedule appointments essential to their physical and mental health, often in the days leading up to finals. Due to increased demand for Center for Health and Wellbeing appointments – including Counseling and Psychiatry Services and Student Health Services – students say t...

Health center director steps down after two decades

Health center director steps down after two decades

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

The director of the Center for Health & Wellbeing is stepping down after eight years in the role. Though he has loved working with students, Jon Porter wanted to return to an environment where he would be doing more long-term clinical work, he said. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” ...

University recognized for reduction in high risk drinking

University recognized for reduction in high risk drinking

Lauren Schnepf, Staff Writer

July 10, 2017


Filed under News

UVM was one of three universities to receive recognition for its efforts to reduce high risk drinking and substance abuse on campus. The University was presented with the Prevention Excellence Award at the annual Campus Prevention Network Summit June 12 in Boston by EVERFI, an education technology co...

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