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SGA Updates Feb. 2

<p><b>SGA Updates Feb. 2 </b></p>

Alexandra Shannon

February 9, 2016

Dean of the Rubenstein School visits Student Senate Dean Nancy Matthews of the Rubenstein School spoke on public forum, commending the SGA senate for its leadership and innovation. Matthews said she is proud of UVM for being a sustainable and green campus. She also discussed goals of the Rubens...

College of Nursing and Health Sciences receives $175,000 grant

February 5, 2016

A $175,000 grant has been given to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences to help educate nurses, nursing students, and expand the UVM Medical Center. The grant came from the Keybank Foundation, a non profit organization founded in 1969 to provide grants to educate students for the workforce, a...

Study measures impact of parental control on stress

Caroline Alkire

February 5, 2016

The UVM psychology department is measuring the impact parents have on students’ relationships with their peers. Assistant psychology professor Jamie Abiaed teamed up with developmental psychology graduate student Caitlin Wagner to research whether UVM students who have stress-inducing parents are ...

UVMtv makes its cable debut

UVMtv makes its cable debut

Bryan O'Keefe

February 4, 2016

The greater Burlington community will now be able to watch original shows created by UVM students on cable television. Following a new partnership with Burlington Telecom, UVMtv is expanding beyond its online-only content and into citywide television screens, senior Melisa Rayvid, UVMtv’s station manager, said. “...

UVM president hires chief of staff

<p>UVM president hires chief of staff</p>

February 3, 2016

The UVM administration organization chart has been shuffled to create a new position in the president’s office.President Tom Sullivan has hired his former co-worker from the University of Minnesota, Sharon Paulsen, to be his new chief of staff and senior counsel at the University of Vermont, Paulsen sa...

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

Sanders places second in Iowa Caucus

Bryan O'Keefe

February 3, 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders nearly matched former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Iowa Caucus Feb. 1, according to the Associated Press. Sanders had 49.6 percent of the caucus vote, while Clinton had 49.9 percent of the vote, according to the AP. Former Governor of Maryland Mart...

Students removed from Trump’s rally, students say

<p>Students removed from Trump’s rally, students say</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 12, 2016

[Updated: Jan. 12 10:35 P.M.] Two UVM students said they were removed after  protesting a Donald Trump rally held at the Flynn Performing Arts Center Jan. 7 in Burlington. First-year Greer Sargeant and senior Lily Sargeant chanted “get Trump out” during the event, feeling the rally was rac...

Trump rally in Burlington met with local opposition

<p>Trump rally in Burlington met with local opposition</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 9, 2016

Before Donald Trump took the stage at his Burlington campaign rally, a voice boomed over a loudspeaker in the Flynn Theater: “If there is a protester beside you, please throw your hands over your head and start chanting ‘Trump’.” After the voice faded out, The Rolling Stones’ “Can...

Sociology department fills course

Bryan O'Keefe

December 14, 2015

Students have raised concerns over the amount of space available for “Introduction to Sociology”. Only one 145-person sociology 001 class is being offered in the spring, and three overrides have already been granted. Professor Beth Mintz, the course instructor, said she has been giving overrides ...

New drug trial helps patients

New drug trial helps patients

Caroline Alkire

December 12, 2015

UVM has joined a number of universities testing a drug that is giving patients the chance to try an alternative style of treatment for a disabling disease. While most people with Parkinson’s opt for oral medication, this is not always effective, neurology professor James Boyd said. Duopa is a t...

Student talks about climate change in Paris

December 11, 2015

A UVM student presented in front hundreds of scholars and world leaders gathered in Paris to discuss climate change.The 21st conference of the parties, also known as COP21 is the yearly meeting where countries speak about plans to end climate change, according to the conference’s website.Beginning Nov. 30 ...

UVM developing new drone policy

UVM developing new drone policy

Courtney Cunningham

December 10, 2015

UVM is developing a policy to make drone use safer on campus and at University-sanctioned events. The University formed a group of people with legal experience and managers to address how drones will be used within the UVM community called the Drone Working Group, Al Turgeon, the group’s chair said. ...

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