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Light it blue

Light it blue

Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2020

UVM shrugged off its green and gold and dressed itself in blue this week as the Davis Center was lit to honor frontline health care workers indefinitely.  For over a week, the Davis Center has been lit in blue lights each night beginning at 8 p.m., according to an April 24 press release. The...

Student Life has new leadership

Daphne Wells ’06 replaced Pat Brown as the director of Student Life at the beginning of this year. As a graduate of UVM’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s degree program, Wells has over 13 years of experience in Student Life.

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

The office was bathed in sunlight. A house plant and tea pot sat on the window sill. This summer, Daphne Wells ‘06 took the office of Pat Brown as the new director of Student Life. She has over 13 years of experience in Student Life and graduated from UVM’s Higher Education Student Affairs Master’s degree program, accord...

Mejia ends hunger strike over concern for students

Mejia ends hunger strike over concern for students

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

February 23, 2018

John Mejia ended their hunger strike after seven days. Mejia announced this at a rally by NoNames for Justice on the fourth floor of the Davis Center Feb. 23. Mejia, who has been striking since Feb. 16, said they were stopping because their slow death from starvation was affecting the people they...

‘It’s Okay to Be White’ posters linked to national effort

'It's Okay to Be White' posters linked to national effort

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2017

White pieces of printer paper featuring the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were posted around campus the morning of Nov. 7 by an unknown party. The posters, which were taped to police blue lights, lampposts and doors, all read the same message before some were taken down by passerby. “It appears tha...

A public threat: phantom flush

A public threat: phantom flush

Ariana Arden

February 2, 2017

Over the years, many threats to our lives have been labeled public enemy number one: alcohol, drugs, inner-city crime, Hawaiian shirts — but today I’d like to talk to you about the new and true public enemy number one, America needs to be concerned with: automatic flush toilets. We’ve...

The creation of the Book Nook

The creation of the Book Nook

Greta Bjornson

May 7, 2016

Every day, countless students filter through the Davis Center. Many drop by Brennan’s, popular for its local ingredients and extensive menu. But some congregate there for a reason other than a maple milkshake craving: a visit to the Book Nook. Founded in 2010, the Book Nook is tucked away in a corner...

Photography show exhibits community

Addie Beach

April 6, 2016

There’s more to find in the Davis Center than just dining and study space: it might also change the way students view the community. Throughout April, the Davis Center will be hosting a juried photo show to showcase photographers from UVM and the Burlington area.  The exhibit is being organized by the UVM student ...

Save the planet: invest in a spork

Save the planet: invest in a spork

Jackie Flynn

April 6, 2016

The Eco-Rep team is looking to reduce waste at UVM through reusable containers. “The Eco-Ware program was started in 2011 by a collaboration of UVM Dining, Eco-Reps, Greenhouse RLC Students, Honors College students and the UVM Waste Management Team,” said sophomore Kristi Carr, the Eco-Reps’ ...

Davis Center employee brings culture

The Book Nook in Brennan's Pub

Camilla Broccolo

November 19, 2015

Each day at 6 a.m., one Davis Center employee heads to Brennan’s to add books to the shelf and find what students have left behind. “The Book Nook was inspired by UVM students and the vision of Jacques Paul Marton, a Davis Center custodian,” according to the UVM website. “I love seei...

Art missing from Davis Center

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

A painting was stolen from outside the men’s bathroom next to Brennan’s in the Davis Center Oct. 9 at 12:59 p.m, according to the police services crime log. The artwork belonged to UVM staff member Peggy Powell, who is a library support assistant in the Bailey/Howe Library. “I haven’t had an...

Panel of food writers talk culture

Alexandra Shannon

April 7, 2015

A panel of three award-winning food writers discussed the importance of food, the cultural value it holds, and how it is changing American society. The event called “Cooking, Writing and American Culture: A Conversation” took place in the Davis Center March 31. The UVM food systems graduate progr...

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