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Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Student's sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature
Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

Last year sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition to force universities to indicate when a student was dismissed for sexual assault. The petition currently has 52,428 signatures and support from...

Student starts national petition

Student starts national petition
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 17, 2018

After a UVM sophomore reported her rape to University officials, she found a hole in UVM Policy allowing dismissed students to avoid disclosing past misconduct. Sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition...

Rep. Welch talks with class about Iran

Alexandra Shannon September 15, 2015

Students in “Introduction to International Relations” participated in a Skype discussion with Rep. Peter Welch Sept. 10 about the Iran nuclear deal that is currently under negotiation. The deal requires...

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