The Vermont Cynic

Research funding halts in shutdown

The United States Capitol Building located in Washington D.C. is home to the United States Congress. The current shutdown of certain federal departments and agencies could slow own research at UVM, but financial aid remains unaffected.

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

Research at UVM will go unfunded if the government shutdown continues, but financial aid is unaffected. The closure of certain federal departments and agencies that provide grants could slow down research at the University, said Wendy Koenig, UVM director of federal and state relations. “[The shutd...

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

A #meToo sign outside Living Well that allowed students to sign about their own #meToo stories.

Brandon Arcari and Sawyer Loftus

January 2, 2019

Updates to federal rules on sexual assault investigations by the Department of Education could soon force UVM to change its policies. The newly-published updates, originally leaked in September, would alter the way colleges are expected to handle Title IX investigations. Title IX is the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimi...

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