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UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

At the University of Vermont, blackout is no longer just a hashtag.   Over 100 students, staff and community members gathered under the new “Black Lives Matter” flag flown in front of the Davis Center for a moment of silence and many photographs at 4:30 p.m. Monday.   They...

New treatment found for chronic pain and anxiety

New treatment found for chronic pain and anxiety

September 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Chronic pain and anxiety may be treated differently thanks to UVM researchers. A recent study conducted by professor Victor May of the neurological sciences department has found links between those who suffer from chronic pain and the occurrence of anxiety disorders.   The study targeted t...

Davis Center to host winter farmer’s market

September 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Bakers, brewers and farmers alike will soon be visiting UVM regularly. The Burlington Winter Farmers Market is coming to the  Davis Center for 12 Saturdays Nov. 12 through April 8 in the Olin Atrium. The market was previously held in the Memorial Auditorium on Main Street, which is now under renovation. “T...

Career Center re-opens doors

September 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Career Center held a grand opening to celebrate its new location on the second floor of the Davis Center Sept. 7. The space was formerly located in Living/Learning on Athletic campus. Pamela Gardner, director of the Career Center, said one of the reasons for the move was to bring more students int...

Student builds networking site

Student builds networking site

September 14, 2016


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A student-founded and run company is looking to help college students build their resumes before graduation. Beacon VT is a networking service that connects employers with students looking to gain work experience while still in college. It was launched Sept. 2 and founded by juniors Peter Silverman ...

The Cynic Minute: Episode 1

September 13, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

Center for safe practice of religion to open

Center for safe practice of religion to open

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students will have more ways to practice and explore religion this year.   By the end of this fall, an Interfaith Center will open its doors on Redstone campus, allowing people of different faiths to worship, pray, meditate and learn, Interfaith Coordinator Laura Engelken said.      ...

CatCards have new design, new technology

CatCards have new design, new technology

September 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

New CatCards are being issued to students and faculty this year with a new design and technology.  The CatCards are different in both appearance and function. Instead of an image of Billings Library on the card, it is now the Davis Center.  Part of the reason for the new design was to give the...

SGA to push course info during faculty negotiations

SGA to push course info during faculty negotiations

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

SGA will have a hand in contract negotiations between UVM and its faculty union this year. Conversations of contract negotiations between the administration and the faculty union, United Academics, are set to begin spring 2017, UA President John Forbes said. During negotiations, topics such as ...

President of UVM faculty union steps down

President of UVM faculty union steps down

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A new president has been chosen to lead UVM’s faculty union. Associate Professor Felicia Kornbluh officially stepped down from her position as president of United Academics, UVM’s faculty union, Aug. 24, according to a Sept. 3 press release. Associate professor John Forbes has been appointed...

Students caught having sex in classroom

Bryan O'Keefe

April 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Two people were witnessed engaging in a sexual act in a Lafayette Hall classroom Friday afternoon. Students reportedly saw the act prior to the 1:10 p.m. class period. It is unclear whether the two people were students. Junior Jordan Leabman had lecture in the room directly after the incident....

Professors criticize university budget plan

Professors criticize university budget plan

March 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Faculty members are concerned departments may not get the resources they need due to UVM’s new incentive-based budgeting system. Incentive-based budgeting was developed in 2014 to combat the problems of the former budget model, which included “lack of transparency, little flexibility and few...

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