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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 Vermont politicians including Rep. Selene Colburn, Sen. Philip Baruth and Congressman Peter Welc...

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

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 have received letters from the University asking them to admit they violated student conduct polic...

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

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 on campus, proposing a variety of funding options which Foley and SGA can consider to fund th...

Student campaign inspires state senator to champion assault law

Student campaign inspires state senator to champion assault law

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 and the chair of the Vermont Senate Education Committee, said that he will be championing that leg...

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