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Three Years of Protest: What does the future hold for NoNames for Justice?

Three Years of Protest: What does the future hold for NoNames for Justice?

Julianne Lesch, Lilly Young, Irene Choi, and Sawyer Loftus

October 2, 2019

What does the future look like for NoNames? They have been active at UVM for years. Here’s what has and has not changed.

Campus Climate Survey data goes live online

Campus Climate Survey data goes live online

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

In the wake of student demands for increased access to Campus Climate Survey data, UVM has released an online version of the data available to the UVM community. Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president of human resources and multicultural affairs, emailed the student body Sept. 23 outlining the release...

Breaking: Students rally in front of Waterman, demand Campus Climate data

Breaking: Students rally in front of Waterman, demand Campus Climate data

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 25, 2019

UVM students and staff members rallied outside of Waterman building to push the administration to give students all of the Campus Climate Survey data. The protest, led by student activist groups NoNames for Justice and Queer Student Action, was a response to UVM administration failing to address concerns...

Students call on UVM administration to release more Campus Climate data ahead of rally

Students call on UVM administration to release more Campus Climate data ahead of rally

Lilly Young, Cynic News Reporter

September 23, 2019

A student activist group is calling on UVM to release all of the data from the 2019 Campus Climate Survey ahead of a rally.  In the winter of 2019, students, faculty and staff were asked to take the Campus Climate Survey in order for the University to assess how students and faculty feel about the s...

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Staff Report

September 4, 2019

The Vermont Cynic asked UVM groups what they thought about the reemergence of white nationalist stickers on UVM’s campus. Here’s what they said.

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

A group of students was found responsible for violating University policy following a Feb. 26 rally in Waterman, concluding a three-week conduct process. The students spoke at a  Feb. 26 NoNames for Justice rally that celebrated the one-year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover, resulting in condu...

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were concerned student rights were being limited and that campus policies were being abused. Annie St...

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 27, 2019

Nine students who spoke at a rally in the Waterman building Feb. 26 could face misconduct charges for disruption. The students include leaders from rally organizers NoNames for Justice, who organized the rally, and other social justice groups on campus. The Feb. 26 rally was organized by NoNames in...

Faculty union rally locked out of executive offices

Faculty union rally locked out of executive offices

Lee Hughes and Emma Pinezich

March 26, 2019

The faculty union and student activists were locked out of the executive offices as they tried to deliver their petition to the administration. United Academics, the faculty union, hosted a 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 rally on the Waterman Green attended by 40 faculty and students, including members from the ...

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 26, 2019

  A letter signed by 33 University of Vermont professors and staff calls on administrators to drop all policy violations against nine students. The open letter was sent to the University by the English and Film and Television Studies departments. The letter calls on UVM to stop investigating...

NoNames changes persist a year later

NoNames changes persist a year later

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...

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

One year ago, student activist group NoNames for Justice staged a takeover of the Waterman building Feb. 26 in order to protest racial injustice in the University’s administration. The takeover, in which over 250 students spent the day hanging banners, soliciting signatures from administrators on a list o...

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