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Report shows drug use in decline

Colin Bushweller

October 19, 2016

Reports of drug and alcohol violations are on the decline at UVM. UVM’s annual Clery Report, published Sept. 28, cites evidence that shows drug and alcohol violations are on the decline when compared to years prior. The Clery Report requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal...

Guest professor gives lecture on negative effects of cannabis use

Guest professor gives lecture on negative effects of cannabis use

Brandon Arcari

October 19, 2016

Cannabis use may be more harmful to students than previously thought, according to one health expert. Amelia Arria, an associate professor in the department of behavioral and community health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, gave a talk in Williams Hall Oct. 13 discussing the ...

Student to examine white identity and race

October 19, 2016

A retreat that caught international attention last year is being held again. Last year, UVM was put on an international stage after sending students on a weekend retreat to examine their white identity. Some students will take part in the third annual Examining White Identity Retreat at the Commo...

Mayor seeks students’ support in downtown project

October 18, 2016

Burlington’s mayor is seeking support from UVM students for renovations to downtown Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger addressed SGA Oct. 11 at its weekly meeting. Weinberger came to discuss this year’s referendum questions three and four, which concern the Burlington Town Center development proje...

$500,000 donated to find new breast cancer therapy

$500,000 donated to find new breast cancer therapy

October 18, 2016

Half a million dollars have been donated to a UVM research team in the hopes of creating a therapy for a rare type of breast cancer. The Susan G. Koman foundation has awarded a UVM professor $500,000 for breast cancer research. Dr. Jason Stumpff and his research team have been given the money to continue their...

ResLife staff gives advice on living in dorms

ResLife staff gives advice on living in dorms

October 13, 2016

Roughly 5,500 students live on campus and have to adhere to the rules of the dorms.   Residence directors, assistant residence directors and police officers reserve the right to enter a room or suite under any circumstance that appears to be a danger to the health and safety of the students, ...

UVM tackles campus damages

October 13, 2016

Every year new students move in and out of dorms and ResLife has to make sure they stay in good condition.   UVM ResLife inspects every room after students move out in spring, and in many cases issue fines for broken or missing items.   Fines can range from $27 for basic chairs...

UVM school of medicine revamps its admissions

UVM school of medicine revamps its admissions

Colin Bushweller

October 12, 2016

Students applying for UVM’s medical school will face an admission process never used before.   The admissions department for the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine has shifted a major part of its application process. Now, instead of single one-on-one interviews, the department uses mult...

Community stands against pipelines

Community stands against pipelines

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 12, 2016

  Students and community members stood in solidarity with Standing Rock on the Davis Center green Monday.   The event was organized by Rights and Democracy VT to show support for Standing Rock, a Native American tribe in South Dakota that is opposing the construction of an oi...

Construction paths upset UVM community

October 11, 2016

Changes in traffic patterns and increased noise on campus from construction have caused concern among community members.   Students and staff are frustrated with the impacts the construction has been having on daily life.   “Last year when I would walk to Trinity I could go by ...

National foundation and faculty criticize Bias Response program

National foundation and faculty criticize Bias Response program

October 11, 2016

UVM has come under criticism for its program targeting bias on campus.   The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has named UVM its “Speech Code of the Month” for September 2016, raising concerns over UVM’s Bias Response Program.   The Bias Response Program was crea...

College of Medicine finds new teaching techniques

College of Medicine finds new teaching techniques

October 7, 2016

UVM is on its way to implementing new teaching techniques in the Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine.   Due to studies on teaching and learning in the STEM fields, UVM’s medical program is gravitating toward a more active learning style, eliminating lectures and passive learning altog...

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