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Move out project turns ‘trash to treasure’

Move out project turns ‘trash to treasure’

Craig Pelsor

May 4, 2016

Students moving out of apartments and dorms will have the help of volunteers in an annual effort by UVM and Burlington.   This effort, the Spring Move Out Project, will take place May 25.   The event is going into its 16th year, said Gail Shampnois, one of the project’s founding members. ...

Real Food priority for new group

Real Food priority for new group

May 4, 2016

A new initiative has been created to improve the quality of food at UVM. The Real Food Working Group, a group of students, faculty, staff, administration and University Dining representatives, is tasked with setting Real Food Challenge into action. The Real Food Challenge is a campaign to ...

STEM Construction ‘on track’

Caroline Alkire

May 4, 2016

A light winter has allowed construction on Central Campus to come out of the cold right on schedule. The STEM building’s predicted May 2017 completion date will stay the same, said Bob Vaughan, director of capital planning and management. “Usually after winter we lose a couple weeks because ...

Greek tax proposal is denied

Greek tax proposal is denied

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

May 3, 2016

A proposed compromise on a tax on Greek houses was denied by the Vermont Senate. On April 26, the Senate voted against a proposed partial payment of tax for Greek homes made by Greek students and SGA members, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. The proposal for partial pay came after a talk in th...

Vt. legislators cut ’40 percent rule’

Vt. legislators cut ’40 percent rule’

May 3, 2016

Tuition rates for out-of-state students could soon change due to a new budget passed by the Vermont House of Representatives.In March, the House passed a budget that would remove “the 40 percent rule” completely.The 40 percent rule is a nickname given to a law created in 1959 that sets the in-state tuition rate...

Committee created to study new budget model

Committee created to study new budget model

April 29, 2016

Due to recent concerns by faculty members, UVM has created a new committee to study the impact of the University’s new budgeting model. The Education Stewardship Committee, a joint group of the provost and the faculty senate, was created in August 2015 to monitor the impact of the incentive-b...

Course syllabi to be added

Course syllabi to be added

Caroline Alkire

April 28, 2016

Students may be able to see course syllabi as early as next semester.   Unlike most other schools, UVM professors don’t have a deadline for releasing information about courses for the upcoming semester, SGA President Jason Maulucci said.   “A lot of universities give studen...

ROTC celebrates 100th anniversary

ROTC celebrates 100th anniversary

Alexandra Shannon

April 27, 2016

UVM’s ROTC hosted a 5k to celebrate their 100th year anniversary. ROTC programs across the world held 5ks, all starting at 11 a.m. The races all began at the same time  with the goal of setting a world-record for the largest number of people running a 5k at the same time, Battalion Commander...

New advising program to assist first-year students

New advising program to assist first-year students

Alexandra Shannon

April 27, 2016

UVM will have a new tutoring program next semester for first-year students.   The Academic Success Center will consist of a centrally located advising center, first-year orientation, the first-year experience program, the learning co-op, Student Support Services/TRIO and most likely the curr...

Alums run for Lt. Gov position

April 27, 2016

Lieutenant governor candidates came to UVM April 23 UVM hosted a forum April 23 in the Livak Ballroom of the Davis Center, where three candidates running for Vermont’s lieutenant governor position answered questions about issues like education and economic reform. Former state Sen. Randy...

Students join 4/20 health run

Students join 4/20 health run

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2016

While clouds of marijuana smoke rose from the Redstone Green, nearly hundreds of students and community members gathered on Virtue Field for a 5K April 20. The 4/20 event was sponsored by the Wellness Environment program and over 800 people registered, according to the event’s website. The...

Police, race topic of new UVM study

Police, race topic of new UVM study

April 26, 2016

A UVM economics professor presented a study to the Burlington City Council April 11 showing differences in how races are treated by Burlington police officers. Stephanie Seguino, a professor at UVM since 2007, has released three previous reports on this subject for various Vermont agencies, and h...

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