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Tensions grow on board of trustees over gender equity and diversity

Tensions grow on board of trustees over gender equity and diversity

Sawyer Loftus and Emma Burnham

February 4, 2020

Despite a push from the Vermont Legislature to make half of the UVM board of trustees members female or nonbinary, the board has signaled its resistance. The potential new law, which is currently being weighed in both the Vermont Statehouse and Senate, have left some on the board to call the mandat...

Board of trustees lacks female representation despite majority female student population

Pictured above are the 25 members of the board of trustees in alphabetical order by last name. The photos of the 19 men on the board are converted to grayscale, leaving only the six women – 24% of the board – in color.

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

November 5, 2019

Nineteen of the 25 individuals that sit on UVM’s board of trustees are men at a university where women make up the majority. UVM’s board of trustees met Oct. 24-25 in the Davis Center for its third and final meeting of 2019. Less than 25% of the members that met were women. The student body ...

Drag isn’t exclusive to men

Drag isn't exclusive to men

Lilly Sharp

April 20, 2019

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” showcases a number of drag queens competing to win the title of America’s Drag Superstar.  It is hosted and created by “the mother of drag,” Rupaul Charles. For years “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has stood as an icon of gay culture and progressive attitudes, but thi...

Gender studies professor comes to UVM

Gender studies professor comes to UVM

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

Queer, trans, binary; some people call them buzzwords, others a liberal conspiracy, but to Jack Halberstam they are deeply personal. Halberstam, a professor at Columbia University, gave a lecture April 19 at the Davis Center. The visit was sponsored by the English department and the James and Mary B...

Drag scene redefining femininity

Lilly Sharp

March 8, 2018

Growing up it was hard for me to find a relatable female role model. I wasn’t raised to be stereotypically feminine. It wasn’t until I found the world of drag that I found “female” role models I could relate to. The Vixen, a drag queen from Chicago, described drag as “the male interpretat...

An emphasis on gender inclusivity

An emphasis on gender inclusivity

Staff Editorial

March 1, 2017

The University has released a detailed plan to establish gender inclusivity in regards to restrooms. Trans folks have recently been targeted on a national level. President Donald Trump rolled back an order the Obama administration began, allowing transgender youth to use whichever bathroom they choose...

Students to tackle race, gender and sexuality

Students to tackle race, gender and sexuality

Jackie Morris

March 10, 2015

Race, gender and sexuality will be in focus at UVM March 13. On this date, UVM will host the 11th annual UVM Student Conference on Race, Gender and Sexuality. The conference will include presentations by students who submitted various scholarly papers and creative works. These works...

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