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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...

Your latest COVID-19 updates

A busy Howe Library bustles with students around this time last year.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

UVM has restricted access to campus buildings and further limited the number of people that can gather on campus in its latest updated responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a March 18 email, Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety, stated effective immediately UVM buildings will onl...

Email Gary Derr day

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Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Over 55 students sent Gary Derr, vice president of executive operations, emails this week containing words of encouragement, riddles and personal information. Email Gary Derr Day 2017 was organized Oct. 4 by first-year Matthew Walasewicz after he learned about a similar event that had taken place...

The true story behind Gary Derr

The true story behind Gary Derr

Daltrey Burris

April 14, 2016

The moment seemed to go on forever. This was, in fact, because time had come to a complete stop. The moment would never end, which was unfortunate, as some people were caught in pretty awkward situations: grown men watching “The Bachelor,” women aggressively fixing wedgies and more peop...

Search for a new athletic director continues

<p>Search for a new athletic director continues</p>

February 18, 2016

The search for a new athletic director is still a work in progress.A Feb. 10 memo sent out to every student, faculty member and executive of UVM by Ian Boyce, chair of the athletic director search advisory committee, outlined the search specifications. The memo also said that the committee is “progressi...

Gary Derr, revealed

Daltrey Burris

April 8, 2015

“Eureka!” The words resounded harshly against the sterile, eggshell-colored walls of the laboratory. Gary Derr shoved various half-empty alembics to the side and scribbled feverishly into the scrap ledgers of his UVM brand, recycled, one-subject notebook. After years of research in the sub-basement...

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