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Reading days must be reinstated

Reading days must be reinstated

March 8, 2017

When reading days were removed at the end of the fall 2015 semester, they were done so without...

Mental help spikes

Mental help spikes

December 6, 2016

The increase in students requesting mental health services at UVM — particularly during finals —m...

Listen to the student body

Listen to the student body

March 30, 2016

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMANN" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]A reading day has been ...

Fall exam schedule is reorganized

Alexandra Shannon

March 30, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

For the second time since December, the fall 2016 exam schedule has been changed.The new finals schedule will consist of a five-day exam period with one reading day that Wednesday, according to the academic calendar.Students will be guaranteed to not have exams between 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. that Wednesday, SGA Vice Presid...

<p>Student activism falls flat</p>

Student activism falls flat

January 27, 2016

Nearly 350 people RSVP’d “going” to an event titled “Give Us Back Our Reading Days! Student Protes...

Student opposition grows against cutting of reading days

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

December 13, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

[Updated: Dec. 13 3:33 p.m.]Students at the University of Vermont are now taking a stand opposing the Faculty Senate’s April 13 decision to eliminate reading days starting fall 2016.Following a  Dec. 9 Cynic article, students have organized petitions and protests in response to the removal of reading days.Junior Alexander Collingsworth said he is organizing a student “walko...

Reform ignores our needs

December 10, 2015

Filed under Staff Editorial

[UPDATED: Dec. 10 6:20 p.m.]With barely any input from the student body, the University has decided to eliminate reading days beginning in fall 2016.This change was made to allow for a fall break in October, as well as a shift in the timing of spring break to allow for students to participate in Burlington’s Town Meeting Day.Gi...

<p>Reading days cut starting in fall</p>

Reading days cut starting in fall

December 8, 2015

Students will have five consecutive days of exams starting fall semester 2016.Reading days will be r...

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