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Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Student's sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature
Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

Last year sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition to force universities to indicate when a student was dismissed for sexual assault. The petition currently has 52,428 signatures and support from...

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Senior Seth Wade addresses the crowd while sophomore Harmony Edosomwan holds the megaphone. The protest, hosted by student activist group NoNames for Justice, commemorated the one year anniversary of the groups Waterman takeover.
Sawyer Loftus, Contributor March 19, 2019

Students who spoke at a social justice rally last month could soon face disciplinary actions, according to letters obtained by the Cynic. Leaders from NoNames for Justice and other social justice groups...

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

Chair of the board of trustees David Daigle and President Tom Sullivan speak at the final session of the board of trustees meeting Feb. 2. Campus leaders, including SGA President Ethan Foley and Joseph Campbell, Graduate Student Senate President, confronted decisions to determine the future of the University.
Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor February 5, 2019

Student-led projects were up for debate at this year’s Board meetings. Board members followed up on efforts to provide rides back to campus for students through SGA and efforts to address food insecurity...

Student campaign inspires state senator to champion assault law

Sophomore Syd Ovitt speaks Dec. 9 at an Explain the Asterisk event. The movement gained suport from Philip Barith, a UVM English professor and the chair of the Vermont Senate Education Committee, who said that he will be proposing policy in January.
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor December 12, 2018

Legislation that would force UVM and other universities to disclose if a student was dismissed for sexual misconduct will soon be proposed in the Vermont Statehouse. Philip Baruth, a UVM English professor...

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