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Provost to step down

Provost to step down

Lindsay Freed

February 25, 2019

Provost David Rosowsky is stepping down at the end of the semester. Rosowsky is leaving to allow incoming president Suresh Garimella to build his own leadership team, according to an email Rosowsky sent to the UVM community Feb. 25. “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the Universit...

UVM President to resign

UVM President to resign

Lindsay Freed and Sawyer Loftus

August 6, 2018

University President Tom Sullivan will be stepping down after this year, according to an Aug. 6 email to the UVM community. This will be his seventh and final year as president after his 2012 selection by the board of trustees. Sullivan will be taking a research leave to write a book before joining the UVM fac...

Top administrators meet with NoNames for Justice activist leaders in closed session

Top administrators meet with NoNames for Justice activist leaders in closed session

February 26, 2018

  Leaders of student activist group NoNames for Justice are now in closed talks with administration in the executive offices in Waterman building. The two parties entered talks after Arts and Sciences Dean Bill Falls signed NoNames' letter to deans outlining the group's requests, which...

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 26, 2017

UVM students led by student diversity organizations presented a list of demands to UVM administration Monday, citing racial injustice on multiple levels at the University. The list, addressed to President Tom Sullivan and University administration, was posted to Facebook and later presented in person t...

Letter from Sullivan reinforces university commitment to sustainabilty

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

June 13, 2017

UVM President Tom Sullivan sent an email to the UVM community reconfirming the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability June 6. The email was sent in response to President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord June 1, according to the email. The accord, wh...

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Reporter

March 1, 2017

Some want the University to take a stand against one of President Donald Trump’s executive orders. More than 100 faculty members sent a letter to University President Tom Sullivan urging him to take a stronger stand against the executive order travel ban Jan. 31. Sullivan sent an email to ...

Major fundraising campaign kicks off

Major fundraising campaign kicks off

Bryan O'Keefe

October 6, 2015

President Tom Sullivan announced the largest fundraising campaign in UVM history on Oct. 2  “Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont,”  is a $500 million fundraising initiative designed to turn “passion into excellence” on campus. “We are no longer going to be so quiet a...

Graduate senate leader discusses housing issues with board of trustees

Graduate senate leader discusses housing issues with board of trustees

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

Issues concerning university finances, educational policy, construction projects and student housing were discussed at the bi-annual board of trustees meeting. President Sullivan, several administrators, and trustees met on October 2nd. The meeting began with the Committee of the Whole where UVM le...

Student focuses on climate change

Caroline Alkire

September 15, 2015

Being invited to the White House is not something many people can claim; however, sophomore environmental studies student  Gina Fiorile already had it checked off her bucket list when she went back to the White House Aug. 20. This summer, the White House hosted a Back-to-School Climate Education Event, i...

New bill proposes increase in state funding for Vermont colleges

March 17, 2015

There has been a proposal for an increase in state funding for higher education from officials at UVM and Vermont State Colleges.UVM and Vermont State Colleges are asking for funds for a three percent boost in funding, said Jeb Spaulding, chancellor of Vermont State Colleges.The Vermont State Colleges s...

Committee to deal with alcohol use

David Dubrul

March 10, 2015

In a recent email to the UVM community, President Tom Sullivan addressed the continuing alcohol, marijuana and other drug problems the school faces. One year ago, the president emailed students with a similar message announcing the “formation of a 72-person committee, made up of faculty, staff, stud...

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