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Faculty assesses student performance

Faculty assesses student performance

December 7, 2016

The Faculty Senate has begun implementing a new form of student assessment focused on helping faculty better design their curriculum. The UVM Assessment Initiative launched last year is ready...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

December 6, 2016

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...

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Colin Bushweller December 6, 2016

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...

Mental help spikes

Mental help spikes

Erika B. Lewy December 6, 2016

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...

Clean Energy Fund to get financial facelift

December 1, 2016

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...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

Colin Bushweller November 30, 2016

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...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little November 30, 2016

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...

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy November 29, 2016

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...

School welcomes Mosaic Center to campus

Chloe Chaobal November 15, 2016

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...

$1 million donated to help bike paths

$1 million donated to help bike paths

Alexandra Shannon November 15, 2016

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...

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Erika B. Lewy November 15, 2016

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...

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

Colin Bushweller November 15, 2016

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...

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