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Campaign to end antibiotics on farms

Campaign to end antibiotics on farms

November 18, 2014

Overuse of antibiotics on industrial factory farms will be resisted in Burlington, due to the efforts of Food and Water Watch campaign.A large number of students have raised awareness, sophomore Cara Stapleford said. They’ve gotten involved in events in the hope of passing resolutions with the city ...

Crime log

Jill Vaglica

November 18, 2014

Nov. 6 2:19 a.m. A non-UVM affiliate was charged with a  DUI on East and Colchester Avenues. An officer on patrol initially noted that the driver didn’t use their directional signal when turning, and then continued to weave down the road. The driver made another turn without using the directiona...

Bus tracking app hits campus

Bus tracking app hits campus

John Riedel, Staff Writer

November 18, 2014

SGA just brought the new bus-tracking app, TransLōc Rider, to UVM. It’s now making its way onto phones across campus. “It’s more convenient than waiting for the bus,” first-year Max Buhac said. “For example, in class it notifies you when it [the bus] will come to the destination.” In...

Times change in class passing periods

November 18, 2014

Class schedules will change next fall due to planned construction for Central Campus.Provost David Rosowsky announced in an email Nov. 14 that next semester time between classes will be extended from a 15-minute interval to a 20-minute interval.“As part of planning for significant physical improve...

University receives diversity award

November 11, 2014

UVM is a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT into Diversity, a diversity-based publication.The award recognizes colleges and universities that are “truly committed to diversity and inclusion,” said Holly Mendelson, owner and publisher of INSIGHT into D...

New grant funds study of compost

November 11, 2014

The Universal Recycling Law, passed in 2012, will soon ban the disposal of all recyclables.This includes metal, glass, plastics and paper/cardboard. It will ban disposal of leaf and yard debris and clean wood by July 1, 2016, and food scraps by July 1, 2020.“There are risks of water pollution from too much compos...

‘BPD Brutality’ video goes viral online

Jill Vaglica

November 11, 2014

A 54-second video titled “BPD Brutality” was posted to YouTube by senior Cody Weinberger Nov. 2, and has reached more than 69,000 views as of Monday night. The video depicts two officers, identified as Burlington Police Department Officers Ethan Czyzewski and Ryan Rabideau, restraining a man ide...

Sorority fire displaces tenants

November 11, 2014

A bathroom in the Pi Beta Phi sorority house caught fire Nov. 6.Thirteen fire fighters extinguished the fire using a dry chemical extinguisher and a single hoseline, according to the Nov. 7 press release by Barry Simays, Burlington fire marshal. The fire caused minor damage to the ceiling, attic and some ...

Academic union to elect new leadership

November 11, 2014

United Academics, UVM’s faculty union, are holding elections in the near future.Ballots will be sent out to union members Nov. 14, and are due Nov. 21.All positions, except the presidency, are currently uncontested, current United Academics president Denise Youngblood said.Professors Felicia Kornblu...

Vigil focus is to honor victims

Vigil focus is to honor victims

November 11, 2014

VICTORIA CASSAR The Vermont CynicStudents listen to various speakers during the candlelit vigil honoring victims of police brutality outside Bailey/Howe Nov. 9. Speakers included senior Connor Luong, Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism, Sherwood Smith, and multiple other ALANA student leadersS...

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