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Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

December 6, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location are while searching for off-campus leases for next year. Students struggle to find subletters to take over their off-campus leases while they study abroad, and it’s causing emotional and financial s...

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Colin Bushweller

December 6, 2016


Filed under News

The City Council approved the decision to make Burlington a sanctuary city Nov. 8, contrary to President-elect Donald Trump’s federal immigration plan proposals. The council passed the motion 10-2. Councilmen Kurt Wright, R-Ward 4 and Dave Hartnett, I-North District, voted against the reso...

Mental help spikes

Mental help spikes

Erika B. Lewy

December 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The increase in students requesting mental health services at UVM — particularly during finals —may actually be a very good sign, several university officials said. As the stigma around getting support for mental health issues dissipates, students are more likely to seek help, said Jon Port...

Clean Energy Fund to get financial facelift

December 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Clean Energy Fund is being restructured to have students more involved in choosing what projects the money goes toward. The CEF is funded by a $10 contribution included in the cost of tuition. It started in 2008 and is meant to help reduce UVM’s own greenhouse gas emissions, as well as educ...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

Colin Bushweller

November 30, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

After years of planning, Burlington is making changes to its streets. Burlington Residents came together at City Hall for a presentation about the Great Streets Initiative by the project’s leaders on what’s happening and what’s to come with the town center’s development Nov. 16. The de...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other institutions, UVM is a part of a nationwide movement known as the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative,...

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy

November 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Mental health professionals may be more likely to take on new white patients than black patients according to a new study. The study, conducted by UVM researchers, found racial bias in mental health services. Professor Lance Smith lead the team. “We noticed that ‘Lakisha’ was more like...

School welcomes Mosaic Center to campus

Chloe Chaobal

November 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

For the third time in its existence, the ALANA Student Center has officially changed its name. The African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center formally opened it’s doors to the community in an open house celebration Nov. 10, where it announced its name change to the Mosaic Center for S...

$1 million donated to help bike paths

$1 million donated to help bike paths

Alexandra Shannon

November 15, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

A check of over $1 million was presented to Mayor Miro Weinberger by The Parks Foundation to improve the waterfront bike path. The Parks Foundation works to inspire the spirit of stewardship and philanthropy for Burlington’s parks and recreational properties, according to their website. Ove...

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Erika B. Lewy

November 15, 2016


Filed under Election, News, Vermont

Hundreds of protesters braved near freezing temperatures Nov. 11, to attend a 7 p.m. vigil for “inclusiveness, kindness, and empathy” following the election Nov. 8.   The vigil concluded a day of protesting in and around City Hall Park on Friday. As night fell, calls for peace, hope, and unity c...

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

Colin Bushweller

November 15, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Tears of happiness, sorrow and uncertainty were shed at the Vermont Democratic Party election reception. Vermont Democrats congregated in the Adirondack Ballroom in Burlington’s  Hilton Hotel to watch as election results trickled in the evening Nov. 8. “We did it the ‘Vermont way,’” Verm...

Campus services support students after election

Campus services support students after election

Kassondra Little

November 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

From the Waterman building to the Living/Learning Center, students found support following the results of the presidential election. Campus minister John Meinen expressed a desire to create a space where both problems and solutions could be shared. “Loneliness is overwhelming,” he said. “Sitt...

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