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Students participate in local city elections

Students participate in local city elections

March 19, 2016

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...

UVM to offer minor in international politics

February 25, 2016

A new minor in international politics will be available to UVM students starting in August.The political science department is offering the minor due to an increase in student interest in the subject, department chair Robert Bartlett said.The department is bringing in a new professor, Peter Henne, who sp...

SGA objects taxation of Greek houses

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 24, 2016

Greek life has received new support from SGA in their efforts to remain tax exempt. SGA passed a resolution Feb. 16 in support of bill H725, which will allow Greek housing to be tax exempt, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. As such, he said he will be joining members of Greek life in Montpelier Feb. 23 to ...

Crime Log

February 24, 2016

FEB. 14 10:49 A.M.A person saw a suspicious looking male standing in the bushes by Slade Hall. Police were called, but no one was found when they arrived.FEB. 16 2:29 P.M.Police received a report of a group of people destroying plants at Fort Ethan Allen. They were gone when officers arrived to the scene.FEB. 19 10:...

SGA Updates Feb. 16

<p>SGA Updates Feb. 16</p>

Alexandra Shannon

February 24, 2016

Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences visits SGA Patty Prelock, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, spoke to the SGA about the accomplishments and goals of the college. One of the college’s objectives is to prepare the next generation of healthcare providers for statewide, nati...

UVM rescue to have a new facility

A UVM Rescue ambulance responds to a medical call Feb. 21. The rescue squad secured funding through a private donation to build a new facility. Oliver Pomazi/The Vermont Cynic

Caroline Alkire

February 24, 2016

UVM Rescue is spending $1.6 million to build a new facility to house their ambulances and on duty student staff more efficiently. The current building, located on 284 East Ave, doesn’t meet their need to safely store their vehicles, UVM Rescue Director of Operations Mike Bar- num, a senior, said. ...

ALANA moves to L/L in fall 2016

The Living/Learning Center is pictured Feb. 4. The ALANA Student Center will be moving to the space currently occupied by the Career Center. SABRINA HOOD/The Vermont Cynic

Alexandra Shannon

February 12, 2016

Students will soon be able to access the ALANA Student Center on Athletic Campus. The Center is moving into the space that the Career Center currently occupies in the Living/Learning Center in fall 2016. The ALANA Student Center is currently located in the Blundell House on South Prospect Street. The Ce...

Campaign raises $250 million

The board of trustees budget, finance and investment committee discuss monetary issues. The board meets four times a year to discuss University policy. HANNAH KEARNS/The Vermont Cynic

Bryan O'Keefe

February 12, 2016

Over $250 million has been raised for UVM’s Move Mountains campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the University’s history, as announced in the Feb. 5 board of trustees meeting. In 2015, UVM had its best ever October and December in terms of fundraising, said Rich Bundy, president and C...

Vt. debates legalizing cannabis

February 11, 2016

Vermont is debating becoming the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.Vermont would be the first state in the union to legalize through legislation - all other states have used a popular vote.The proposed bill, S-241, is currently before the State Senate committee on...

Sullivan requests increase in state funding

<p>Sullivan requests increase in state funding</p>

February 10, 2016

President Tom Sullivan visited the Statehouse Jan. 27 to ask the House and Senate Committees on Education for more funding for fiscal year 2017.Sullivan asked for a 5.2 percent increase in funding for the University.During his presentation he also said UVM’s out-of-state tuition dollars fund the University, and a...

Students go campaigning in New Hampshire

February 9, 2016

UVM students campaigned in New Hampshire this past weekend, in preparation for the state’s primary.A local student group, UVM Students for Bernie Sanders, bused students to New Hampshire Feb. 6 to Feb. 9.He said he saw a broad spectrum of political views while campaigning.First-year Adrian Burnett is on...

Police chase ends by UVM dorm

Cole Wangsness/The Vermont Cynic

Bryan O'Keefe

February 9, 2016

A destructive high-speed chase involving a stolen car came to a stop near Jeanne Mance after colliding with a Domino’s delivery car. The suspect, 27-year-old Ashley Martin of Colchester, allegedly stole the car from behind the Pine Street Maltex Building just before 9 p.m. Feb 4, before colliding into the Battery Park side of Burlington Police...

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