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The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

Posters wrap the marble columns of the Waterman building the student activist group NoNames For Justice take-over of the building Feb. 26, 2018.
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...

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey's name from library open to public comment
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 20, 2018

The UVM board of trustees is looking for community comment on the proposed removal of former UVM president Guy Bailey’s name from the Bailey/Howe Library. Demands for a name change stem from a March...

Prime Time Cats – Yah don’t need names to serve JUSTICE!!!

Corey Dew, Multimedia Reporter May 20, 2018

Martin Luther king Jr once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I think it’s safe to say NONAMESFORJUSTICE backs this up. Tune into this week’s Prime Time Cats episode...

NoNames closes out semester and reflects

NoNames for Justice form form a line blocking Main Street Feb. 22. They chant “Students of color deserve respect; we’re sick of the school’s neglect.”
Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor May 1, 2018

NoNames for Justice is planning a sit-in at the board of trustees meeting May 18. The student-activist group held a teach-in April 22 to update students on the progress of their social justice demands. Following...

Dean of CEMS steps down after five years

Dean of CEMS steps down after five years
Emma Jarnagin, Staff Writer March 28, 2018

This version updated from a previous version at 3:15 p.m. March 29. The dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences calls the timing of an email to students announcing he is stepping...

NoNames demands new names

NoNames demands new names
Joey Waldinger and Brandon Arcari March 26, 2018

This article updated from a previous version at 7:18 p.m. Following protests, a board-of-trustees-appointed committee is considering renaming campus buildings, but student activists are frustrated after...

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home
Joey Waldinger, Ben Elfland, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Alek Fleury, Kyra Chevalier, Brandon Arcari, and Meg Trogolo February 26, 2018

Just after 9:30 p.m., protesters rolled up sleeping bags, cleaned up litter in the halls and gathered food they’d brought in preparation of a night on the floors of classrooms and hallways in the Waterman...

Student activists take over Waterman building, intend to stay for days

Student activists take over Waterman building, intend to stay for days
Cynic Staff Report February 26, 2018

Update 3:21 p.m. NoNames for Justice requested sleeping bags on Facebook, saying "we're staying at Waterman," and telling people to stay if they are in the building. The third-ever Waterman takeover...

Press Release: Burlington Police Chief on Student Racial Justice Protests

Brandon Del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief February 23, 2018

RECENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN BURLINGTON Last night, a group of approximately one hundred UVM students blocked traffic on Main Street during rush hour. The Burlington Police Department made the decision...

NoNames for Justice protest blocks off Main Street

Sophomore BSU President Harmony Edosomwan sits in the middle of Main Street during the protest.
Joey Waldinger, Brandon Arcari February 22, 2018

Members of NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, said they were willing to be arrested during their protest on South Prospect and Main Street.   At 7:45 p.m., protesters moved into the Waterman...

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents
Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes February 20, 2018

This article updated at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 21.  Students and community members occupied the Waterman Feb. 20, calling for administrators to resign over the University’s handling of racial bias incidents. The...

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