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Campus services support students after election

Campus services support students after election

Kassondra Little

November 15, 2016

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...

Mayor asks UVM to help pay for development

Colin Bushweller

November 15, 2016

Streets and sidewalks will be revamped over the next ten years and the city wants UVM to help pay. The mayor has requested $10 million from UVM and Champlain College by 2026. The city of Burlington is hoping to receive money from these institutions to counteract the tax-exempt statuses of the...

Company foots UVM’s solar panels

Company foots UVM’s solar panels

November 10, 2016

Solar panels are on track for installation on four buildings on-campus next year.   Solar panels will be installed on the Harris Millis, Living/Learning, Mason/Simpson/Hamilton complexes and the Bailey/Howe library starting early 2017, according to the project proposal.   The contra...

First-year break parking denied

First-year break parking denied

November 10, 2016

Parking on campus will not be an option during the period between Thanksgiving and winter break for first-year students. Usually, the University tries to accommodate first-years depending on their transportation needs during break, said Jim Barr, transportation and parking administrator. This year, co...

Trump sign marked with Swastika found near Hillel

Trump sign marked with Swastika found near Hillel

Lindsay Freed and Lauren Schnepf

November 9, 2016

A student found a campaign sign with a spray painted swastika Nov. 9. Sophomore Isabelle Schechter discovered a campaign lawn sign three doors down from the Hillel center, where she is working as an engagement intern, she said. The Hillel center is a Jewish organization on campus. It is unknown whether th...

Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Chloe Chaobal

November 9, 2016

Over a hundred people congregated in a chapel at Middlebury College to address recent racial tensions. UVM’s Black Student Union took 22 students to listen to Shaun King, nationally renowned civil rights activist and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, speak Nov. 1. “I think it’...

Health expert calls on students

Health expert calls on students

Kassondra Little

November 8, 2016

Hundreds added to the congestion and clamor of Ira Allen Chapel as they squeezed into the pews. When Paul Farmer, the 2016 George D. Aiken Lecture Keynote, took the stage Thursday night Nov. 3, the crowd erupted into applause. “Could we do that again?” he asked , grinning ear-to-ear, in response to the cr...

ResLife promotes themed housing

November 8, 2016

Next academic year, 75 percent of first-year students will live in programmed housing. Students have no official input as of right now, said Joe Russell, associate director of residential education for ResLife. “There is a certain level of planning that has to happen at the administration le...

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

November 2, 2016

A recent water level drop in Lake Champlain has affected both the lake’s ecosystem and residents using the lake. On Oct. 26, the depth of Lake Champlain at the King Street Ferry Dock was 93.78 feet, a foot lower than the historical average on this date, according to the National Weather Service....

Community marches against assaults

Community marches against assaults

Colin Bushweller

November 2, 2016

Cold weather and icy sleet did not prevent dozens of UVM students from marching in solidarity to protest domestic violence. Steps to End Domestic Violence, formerly know as Women Helping Battered Women, is a prevention and advocacy group that works to help victims of domestic violence. Students and...

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

UVM police investigate reports of break-ins at University Heights

November 1, 2016

Multiple residents of University Heights South experienced break-ins over a two night period. UVM Police received reports of the break-ins during the nights of Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, according to an Oct. 26 CatAlert. While students were asleep, an individual went into unlocked rooms, looked through ...

UVM Foundation to begin search for new president

UVM Foundation to begin search for new president

October 24, 2016

The UVM Foundation is planning to conduct a national search for a new President and CEO. University President Tom Sullivan and UVM Foundation Chairman of the Board John A. Hilton, Jr. announced that current President and CEO Rich Bundy will be leaving UVM in December, in an Oct. 24 press release. ...

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