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Catcard to get a new look

<p>Catcard to get a new look</p>

February 25, 2016

UVM will see a new CatCard design and system within the next year.The University is “beginning to migrate away from magstripe technology,” Mark McKenna, director of the CatCard Center said, which prompted the change.Additionally, after 10 years with the same design, “it seemed like a perfect time for a face lift,...

Vaccine center researches Zika virus

Vaccine center researches Zika virus

Caroline Alkire

February 19, 2016

The UVM Vaccine Testing Center will play a role in the development of a vaccine for the Zika virus, which was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. UVM will test vaccines developed at the National Institute of Health to make sure they are safe for humans and effectiv...

Local politicians attend Democratic debate watch

February 18, 2016

Local politicians are eager for young people to get involved in the political process, and they’re showing it by making appearances on campus. The UVM College Democrats hosted a Democratic debate viewing party Feb. 11 and several local politicians came to watch as well as make their pitches for s...

Trustees select student member

<p>Trustees select student member</p>

Alexandra Shannon

February 18, 2016

A new student member has been selected for the UVM board of trustees, to follow out-going student trustee Samantha Lucas. The board of trustees student selection committee publicly announced Soraiya Thura, a second-year in the College of Medicine, as their choice Feb. 1, SGA President Jason Maulu...

ALANA Center move creates ‘one big domino effect’

February 18, 2016

As a result of the ALANA Student Center moving into the Living/Learning Center, several University offices will be shifting to other locations on campus. Once the ALANA Center moves into its new location, currently home to the Career Center, the Career Advising Center, CatCard Service Center and UVMtv...

SGA Updates Feb. 9

SGA Updates Feb. 9

Alexandra Shannon

February 17, 2016

Funds to UVM Gymnastics Club SGA granted $9,000 to the Gymnastics Club to help them fund travel, hotel rooms, membership fees and competition registration to participate in a national competition in Sacramento, California. The Gymnastics Club qualified as a team and will be taking 20 members to compe...

Greek Life petitions against tax bill

Greek Life petitions against tax bill

Bryan O'Keefe and Kelsey Neubauer

February 17, 2016

Members of Greek life are fighting to repeal a bill that eliminates the property tax exemption on their houses. The bill will go into effect January 2017, unless the new opposing bill is passed before May, when Vermont’s legislative session ends, sophomore Will Sudbay said. “We are basically in...

Marketing to cost UVM $1.58 million

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2016

UVM is investing millions in a marketing makeover.   UVM will spend $1.58 million in a “new enrollment management project,” in order to make UVM more appealing, according to contracts signed in October between UVM and Philadelphia design company 160over90.   The contract with ...

Email incites bias reports

<p>Email incites bias reports</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2016

UVM is currently investigating the source of an email stating that an Auschwitz crematorium was a “hoax.” UVM police and the Office of Equal Employment and Opportunity received multiple bias reports filed by students regarding a Feb. 10 email sent to a number of students, Vice Provost for Student...

Art department to be expanded

<p>Art department to be expanded</p>

February 17, 2016

The Taft School is entering phase one of a two-part renovation plan designed to expand the UVM art department.The University signed a long-term lease with the Burlington School District, the owners of the building, and plans to renovate the school in order to create additional studio and program space fo...

UVM sells Ethan Allen Apartments for $3.9 Million

Alexandra Shannon

February 4, 2016

The Ethan Allen apartments were sold for $3.9 million by UVM to the Champlain Housing Trust.   The apartments were sold Jan. 31, according to a press release by the Champlain Housing Trust.   The Ethan Allen apartments consist of 31 units, and are a portion of the Fort Ethan Allen apartment com...

UVM to host NOFA-VT Winter Conference

January 29, 2016

Students will have the opportunity to learn about local farming and agriculture at a campus-wide conference in February.  The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont will be holding their 34th Annual Winter Conference at UVM Feb. 13 to 15, said Enid Wonnacott , executive director of the...

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