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Bernie volunteers storm dorms

<p>Bernie volunteers storm dorms</p>

Kelsey Neubauer and Pablo Murphy Torres

December 9, 2015


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Reslife is reaching out to campaign offices to inform them of UVM’s solicitation policy. “Here’s the plan: we are going to try and get as many people as possible to get involved in the campaign,” Shane McKibbins, the Burlington volunteer coordinator for the Sanders campaign said, addressing the st...

SGA Updates

<p>SGA Updates</p>

Alexandra Shannon

December 9, 2015


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SGA Updates Dec. 1 Society of American Foresters separates from UVM Woodsman Team A bill was approved which separates the Society of American Foresters and the UVM Woodsman Team. According to the bill, the two organizations split to foster individual growth and development. The Woodsman Team exists to ...

Crime Log

December 8, 2015


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Reading days cut starting in fall

<p>Reading days cut starting in fall</p>

Kelsey Neubauer and Michelle Phillips

December 8, 2015


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Students will have five consecutive days of exams starting fall semester 2016. Reading days will be removed, UVM officials say. This new schedule change is due to a resolution passed by the Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate. Some students said they are upset by the idea of eli...

UVM offers course on human trafficking

John Riedel, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


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UVM will offer a course on human trafficking this spring semester. The course, “Trafficking: the Sex and Labor Trafficking of Human Beings,” is offered by the department of social work and will be taught by professor Susan Ryan, according to UVM’s spring 2016 courses list. Ryan is the ex...

UVM hosts Aiken K-12 Maker Faire

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


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Children in grades k-12 and their families were able to observe and share a variety of engineering projects and exhibits at the Aiken K-12 Maker Faire. More than 750 people attended the Nov. 21 fair, which was held in the Davis Center according to  UVM communications. The fair, which is Vermon...

Study finds new source of phosphorous pollution

December 7, 2015


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A recent study released by UVM researchers has raised questions about the cause of algae blooms in Lake Champlain.Algae blooms are projected to rise in the next decade, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The toxic blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, thrives under conditions with high amounts of phosphor...

Grossman donation to fund academic positions and programs

Bryan O'Keefe

December 6, 2015


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UVM received its largest individual gift in its history this past October, when Steven Grossman and the Grossman Family Foundation donated $20 million to the newly named Grossman School of Business. This donation will fund three endowed academic positions, the Steven Grossman Chairs in Entrepreneur...

UVM hosts climate summit

<p>UVM hosts climate summit</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2015


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High school students from all over Vermont came to UVM for the second annual Vermont Youth Climate Summit in the Davis Center Nov. 20. The summit’s goal was to increase climate awareness and education and to aid students in action and implementation, sophomore Gina Fiorile, who presented...

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December 4, 2015


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If students experience racial bias or discrimination there are a number of ways to seek help on campus.The African, Latino, Asian and Native American Student Center is one outlet that offers emotional support to students.“I would have no idea where to go. I guess I would try to confront the problem myself,” first-...

UVM professor studies light therapy treatments

Caroline Alkire

December 4, 2015


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A UVM professor is researching how to make winter more bearable for those affected by seasonal affective disorder. SAD is diagnosable clinical depression following a seasonal pattern, Professor of Psychological Science, Kelly Rohan said. The same symptoms as depression are present, such as fe...

Students stand up for Syrians

Students stand up for Syrians

John Riedel, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


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UPDATED: 12:31 P.M. Dec. 7 UVM students joined residents in Montpelier to rally in support of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s announcement that Vermont will continue to accept Syrian refugees. There were two rallies that took place Nov. 20 and Nov. 21. The event was organized by Vermont residents, i...

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