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Fall exam schedule is reorganized

Alexandra Shannon

March 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

For the second time since December, the fall 2016 exam schedule has been changed. The new finals schedule will consist of a five-day exam period with one reading day that Wednesday, according to the academic calendar. Students will be guaranteed to not have exams between 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. that Wedn...

New dean is selected for College of Education

Bryan O'Keefe

March 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

[media-credit name="CLAREMONT UNIVERSITY" align="alignnone" width="233"][/media-credit] This summer will bring a new face to the College of Education and Social Services. Scott Thomas has been appointed as the new dean of the college, according to a March 24 email from President Tom Sullivan and Provost David R...

Kayakers protest restrictions

Kayakers protest restrictions

Bryan O'Keefe

March 24, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Students may be unable to kayak on the Green River as a result of a licensing issue between the state and a local electric company. Morrisville Water and Light operates three hydroelectric dams — two on the Lamoille River in Morrisville and one on the Green River in Hyde Park. Since hydroelectr...

Students find nude man in hall

Students find nude man in hall

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A naked man was found by students using the men’s restroom and knocking on students’ doors in Converse Hall. Police services received a report of a man using the showers in Converse Hall March 16. When they arrived he could not be found.  First-year Cormac Lonergan walked in on the man s...

SGA asks faculty senate for course information

SGA asks faculty senate for course information

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

SGA is calling on the administration and faculty to release more in-depth course information.   In a March 20 letter, SGA requested that course syllabi be made available online for all classes during registration.   SGA President Jason Maulucci, Vice President Tyler Davis and Sen. David Brandt wrot...

SGA execs will have no opponents in elections

SGA execs will have no opponents in elections

Alexandra Shannon

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Current SGA President Jason Maulucci and Vice President Tyler Davis are the first pair of students to run unopposed on the same ticket for SGA elections since 1941.   Election packets were due at 4 p.m. March 18 and Maulucci and Davis were the only people who signed out an election packet, Maul...

UVM seeks to cut ’40 percent rule’

UVM seeks to cut ’40 percent rule’

Ian Lund

March 22, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

The University of Vermont has tried to increase its state funding for eight years with no luck. Now, the school is trying to get new options by pushing the state to eliminate what the school calls the “40 percent rule.”   The law, established in 1959, requires UVM to set in-state tuiti...

SGA Updates March 1

SGA Updates March 1

Alexandra Shannon

March 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Wheeli Co-founder gives presentation Jean-Pierre Adechi, co-founder of the app Wheeli, introduced the app to the SGA senate.  Wheeli is an app exclusively for college students that allows users to “search for a ride, connect with students and travel together,” Adechi said.   Adechi said...

SGA executive elections begin

Alexandra Shannon

March 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The SGA elections for the next president and vice president are underway.   The process of running for executive positions in SGA began Feb. 29.   Election packets have been available at the SGA office in the Davis Center since then and are due March 18, according to an SGA ema...

Anti-sexual assault group gives presentation

Anti-sexual assault group gives presentation

March 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

One in Four, a club for men aimed at preventing sexual assault, gave a public presentation in the Waterman Memorial Lounge Feb. 29. One in Four is a nationwide organization that was brought to campus in 2013 by the group’s adviser, Keith Smith, the men’s outreach coordinator at the Universi...

UVM to offer new minors

UVM to offer new minors

March 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Three new minors in social justice, writing and Jewish studies may soon be available to students. The new social justice minor was proposed by the department of social work. It will consist of 18 credit hours for social work, social work service learning as well as social, economic or environmental justice ...

Students participate in local city elections

Students participate in local city elections

March 19, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students used a recent day off to participate in local elections on Town Meeting Day. Classes were canceled March 1 for Town Meeting Day because of an amendment to the academic schedule. The change was proposed last year by Thomas Chittenden, co-chair of the student affairs subcommittee of the facult...

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