The Vermont Cynic

Exploring Race at UVM

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen

February 25, 2016

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Go to Kakewalk

The march through campus

Enterprise Staff

April 29, 2015

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Smith met with a group of students who accompanied her to her April 12 meeting with Brandes, her supervisor she said. The meeting is required in the investigatory leave policy. Senior Jess Fuller, an intern at the Vermont Workers’ Center was one of the students who accompanied Smith. “I’ve been involved with United...

‘With their heads cut off’

April 29, 2015

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Smith said she filed a complaint with the Vermont Department of Health April 6. Vermont Health Department records show they received a complaint April 6 about “food not being dated, old food being served, temperatures of food not being done [and] no sanitizer solutions being used.” On days when dining facilities are subj...

‘I wouldn’t eat that’

Enterprise Staff

April 29, 2015

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Smith said that not only would she never serve Sodexo food to her family, as of this year she has “not eaten one dime of the food that goes in and out” of Cook Commons. “You don’t know when it’s been cooked or prepared, there aren’t any dates or anything,” she said. Bolio, who often works at Cook Common’s...

Sick of being sick

Enterprise Staff

April 29, 2015

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Employees are afraid of missing work due to the attendance policy and come to work sick to avoid getting a “point,” Smith said. “You have to go in there and be extremely sick before they send you home,” she said. “I mean you [need to be] pretty much blowing [vomit] on the floor. And we are serving you guys.” Ze...

You’ve been terminated

Enterprise Staff

April 29, 2015

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Doctors told Sara Bolio, a worker in Cook Commons, that without surgery, she could die. However, because of UVM Sodexo’s attendance policy, Bolio said she was in the “danger zone” of losing her job. If she accumulated one more absence, she would be placed on investigatory leave. Bolio said her gynecologist diagnosed...

‘Quality of life’

‘Quality of life’

April 29, 2015

Cindy Smith sat across from a Sodexo human resources representative and cried. It was April 19, 1...

Possible law school ‘merger’

Possible law school ‘merger’

February 3, 2015

A house representative resigned from the UVM board of trustees March 2014 due to a “conflict of in...

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