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Students and professors speak out about environmental racism in BTV panel

Panelists from the Burlington and UVM community discuss environmental racism at a Battery Park event Sept. 21.
Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter October 1, 2020

As the afternoon sun beamed down on the tents for the 29th day of the Black Lives Matter encampment in Battery Park, organizers set up chairs to talk about environmental racism. Organized by student...

Hundreds of UVM students joined Burlington protest in outcry for firing of BPD cops

Hundreds of protesters raised their right fist as organizers spoke outside Burlington City Hall Wednesday night in a call for racial justice and an end to police violence.
Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor September 3, 2020

Masses of UVM students joined community members as they marched down Church street wearing all black Wednesday night chanting ‘Black Lives Matter’ in the eighth day of protest calling for police reform...

Hundreds of students hold rally to support Mizzou

Hundreds of students hold rally to support Mizzou
Alexandra Shannon, Michelle Phillips, JP Riedel, and Kelsey Neubauer November 13, 2015

  [Updated: 10:29 p.m. Nov. 16, 2015]   Over 200 students gathered in front of the Bailey/Howe Library Nov. 13 to show support for the students at the University of Missouri. The...

Teach-in focuses on racial justice

Teach-in focuses on racial justice
John Riedel, Staff Writer March 10, 2015

A new United Academics committee focused on civil rights hosted a discussion about racial justice in Vermont and at UVM. The Civil Rights Committee hosted  and sponsored the teach-in event, “Vermont...

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