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UVM Bans Hoverboards

Bryan O'Keefe

January 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Self-balancing two-wheeled boards, or “hoverboards,” will no longer be allowed in UVM residence halls, according to an email sent out by ResLife on Jan. 11.   The ban was discussed over winter break and finalized in early January when faculty returned to school, University Fire Marshal...

Bernie volunteers storm dorms

<p>Bernie volunteers storm dorms</p>

Kelsey Neubauer and Pablo Murphy Torres

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Reslife is reaching out to campaign offices to inform them of UVM’s solicitation policy. “Here’s the plan: we are going to try and get as many people as possible to get involved in the campaign,” Shane McKibbins, the Burlington volunteer coordinator for the Sanders campaign said, addressing the st...

RA email scandal in Converse

RA email scandal in Converse

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

November 12, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

What began as a public service announcement quickly became a dorm-wide email chain when a residence adviser hit reply-all to an email. Converse residents were asked to stop propping open swipe-operated doors, citing security concerns in an email sent by Jacqueline Cid, the assistant residence director o...

Students, hotel staff staying separate

Caroline Alkire

November 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Students living in the Sheraton Hotel say they have a distant relationship with the hotel staff. The two hallways occupied by students are in a wing away from guests, said Ben Kennedy, lead resident adviser for the Sheraton. He said there have been no negative interactions between students and hotel staff. ...

Living in the dorms: know your rights

November 4, 2015


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Some students say they are confused about their rights in a dorm as opposed to off-campus.“I don’t even know; they probably can’t search through my stuff but I would assume if they ask me to open a drawer or something, I have to do it,” first-year Olivia Marelic said.Even if resident advisers ...

Life in Sheraton Hotel is a ‘unique’ experience

Caroline Alkire

September 15, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

After the demolition of the Chittenden Buckham Wills complex, students said they’re excited about the opportunity to live at the Sheraton Hotel and Quarry Hill apartments. The University was limited in their options for off-campus housing due to an agreement with the city. “UVM has an agreement...

UVM fights tobacco

UVM fights tobacco

February 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Hurt by low student turnout and engagement, the smoking ban movement is finally picking up steam.A summit held recently featured speakers from the University of Michigan, the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University and UVM students, senior Allison Giroux said.Giroux is neuroscience major, co-chair...

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