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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...

Publishing company monopolizes libraries’ budget

Publishing company monopolizes libraries' budget

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

During the UVM SGA meeting Jan. 21, Dean of Libraries Bryn Geffert stood before the room and explained his dilemma. UVM libraries’ contract with Elsevier, a scientific literature publishing company, grants UVM affiliates access to their ScienceDirect journals. Due to this contract, Geffert said the...

UVM’s Librarians: Who are they?

Library Instruction Coordinator Daisy Benson volunteered in a library throughout high school before working in a library during graduate school.
“I realized I really like the different ways I can work with people in a library,” Benson said.

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Structurally, UVM’s libraries are buildings with countless bookshelves. Less visibly, the people inside keep the libraries’ hearts beating. Librarians are behind the bookshelves and desks of UVM’s campus libraries, and they contribute to the UVM community in diverse ways beyond finding and shelving books.        ...

Can you watch porn in the Howe Library?

The last reported incident of a man watching porn on a Howe Library computer was Nov. 12. The students who reported the incident felt uncomfortable with the situation.

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

December 11, 2019

A man watching what some have described as porn in the library left students feeling uncomfortable and confused about how the situation was handled. On Nov. 12, two students in Howe Library saw a man watching what they thought was porn on a UVM computer. The students approached a library employee saying the...

NoNames changes persist a year later

Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan, a leader of the student group NoNames for Justice, speaks to the crowd alongside junior Amanda Martinez Feb. 26. The rally commemorated the one-year the one-year anniversary of the group's Waterman takeover.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2019

One year after the 2018 Waterman Takeover, NoNames for Justice rallied in the Waterman  Building to celebrate its accomplishments and promote other student activist groups on campus. NoNames held several rallies in February 2018, including shutting down Main Street Feb. 22 and taking over Waterman...

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