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Drone lab creates 3-D map of VT.

Alexandra Shannon

September 8, 2016

A 3-D map of Vermont is being made through the use of drones at UVM.   The drone program is a part of the UVM Spatial Analysis Laboratory directed by Research Associate Lecturer Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne.   The project, called “Rapid, Local Aerial Photography & Mapping,” uses small...

Alumni association offers post-grad travel program

September 7, 2016

Alumni will soon be able to travel and study decades after graduating.The new program, called UVM Discovery Travel, was developed by the UVM Alumni Association in partnership with Thomas P. Gohagan & Company.Gohagan & Company is “an industry leader” experienced in travel with 35 other alumni associa...

Advising program to expand by end of year

Advising program to expand by end of year

September 7, 2016

UVM’s peer mentor program has launched with plans to expand by the end of the academic year.It will cost $102,000 to implement the program for the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the official bill titled the Peer Advising for Learning Success Act.The student advisers will be paid a $300 per-s...

New peer mentoring

New peer mentoring

Caroline Alkire

September 2, 2016

  Students will now be able to seek out help from their peers thanks to a new mentoring program. This project, which will cost $170,000 per year, is designed to connect first-year students with upperclassmen mentors who can help them with the questions and struggles they have when they fir...

Library changes to inclusive restrooms

Library changes to inclusive restrooms

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 1, 2016

The library will now have restrooms for students of all genders. Bailey/Howe Library an- nounced Aug. 28 they are converting four restrooms to gender-inclusive, multi-stall re- strooms on the second and third floors of the library. Last semester, students rallied for gender-inclusive r...

Campus construction gives UVM new look

Campus construction gives UVM new look

August 31, 2016

Campus will look different to many returning students due to construction across campus.In addition to construction, several UVM offices have been moved to new locations.According to Bob Vaughan, Director of Capital Planning and Management, the following offices have moved:The CatCard Center moved fr...

English dept. overhauls major

English dept. overhauls major

August 31, 2016

UVM’s English major will look different this year due to new course requirements, a new minor and a new professor.Maria Hummel, an award-winning poet and nov- elist who previously taught at Stanford University, has been hired to fill a new position, lead professor of fiction writing, ac- cording to p...

Johnson speaks at S. Burlington rally

Johnson speaks at S. Burlington rally

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2016

Third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson brought his campaign to Ver- mont last week. Johnson, a Libertarian, spoke to a large crowd at the Sheraton Hotel in South Burl- ington Aug. 24 and presented himself as the viable middle ground in the upcoming presi- dential election. “...

UVM welcomes its first-year students at convocation

UVM welcomes its first-year students at convocation

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

August 30, 2016

For the 225th year, UVM welcomed new students as they began their journey through col- lege. On Aug. 26, first-year stu- dents, members of campus community and the administra- tion came together for the con- vocation and twilight induction ceremonies. The formerly separate events...

UVM Medical Center moves offices

UVM Medical Center moves offices

August 30, 2016

Hundreds of offices and employees are being relocated to a new office building by the UVM Medical Center starting next week. Three-hundred offices will be moved from their current location on 1 Burlington Square, where they have been since 1996, to a new location off of Shelburne Road, according to ...

New housing reserved for Champlain College

New housing reserved for Champlain College

Bryan O'Keefe

May 5, 2016

Changes downtown will bring hundreds of new housing units to Burlington.   As a part of the redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center mall, at least 270 residential housing units will be constructed, according to the Predevelopment Agreement between the city and property owner BTC Mall ...

SGA senators retain positions in high numbers

SGA senators retain positions in high numbers

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

May 5, 2016

Senator retention is at a peak after the beginning of the first second-term SGA president and vice president administration in over 50 years.   About 80 percent of all senators eligible to remain senators for the next year will continue, said SGA vice president Tyler Davis.   ...

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