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SGA takes steps to end food insecurity

SGA takes steps to end food insecurity

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

To help fix food insecurity at UVM, a food pantry and meal swipe bank program will soon come to campus. Two surveys given to the UVM community found that 17 to 25 percent of undergraduate students at UVM don’t have access to enough food. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, has been working on a food...

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

SGA has passed two resolutions to show their support of transgender, nonbinary and intersex students, as well as Jewish students, in light of the national political climate. The first resolution, in support of the Queer Student Union and their funding requests, was sponsored by sophomore Carolynn Van Arsda...

SGA raises funds for hurricane relief

SGA raises funds for hurricane relief

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

SGA worked to unite the UVM and Burlington communities to raise money after Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. Various organizations within the Burlington community have partnered with SGA to sponsor a raffle to raise money for relief efforts following the two storms. This fundraiser was cr...

New advisory council announced

New advisory council announced

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for a new advisory in partnership with the Student Government Association. CAS is seeking 12 undergraduate students to join the newly appointed “Dean’s advisory council,” according to an Oct. 22 email to the UVM community. The council will a...

Top Cats sanctioned by SGA

Top Cats sanctioned by SGA

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

May 9, 2018


Filed under News

SGA voted May 9 to sanction Top Cats, an a capella group, for promotional material depicting three members as a mariachi band, which SGA referred to as cultural appropriation. The group will be required to undergo social justice training at the beginning of the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters t...

Engaging students in SGA issues

May 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It takes knowing SGA to participate in SGA. But it is a challenging task to try to learn all there is to know about SGA. It’s hard to engage with it while while balancing a very busy life and study schedule. If students knew the issues at hand that SGA were trying to fight for, they would be more ...

SGA needs to represent all students

Khalid AlMubarak

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To build a truly representative students’ union, we can use the government body we already have. I began looking into this with a great degree of skepticism toward SGA. The students’ unions that I witnessed abroad were far more activist-oriented and more representative of their constituents. To solv...

SGA demands counselors

SGA demands counselors

Staff Editorial

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Last week, SGA highlighted a desperate need for a counselor dedicated to the serving students of color at UVM. First-year SGA senator Carter Yee brought up a resolution calling on Counseling and Psychiatry Services to hire a mental health specialist to work specifically with students of color. We agr...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Headliners, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Student runs for seat in City Council election

Student runs for seat in City Council election

Lee Hughes and Emma Jarnagin

March 5, 2018


Filed under News

In his campaign for Ward 8 councilman, UVM junior JF Carter Neubieser has broken University rules. Neubieser missed a Feb. 23 debate to attend student racial justice protests. He also campaigned in residence halls, he said, which is against University policy. Neubieser, Ward 8 school board candida...

Board of Trustees to discuss housing changes, fossil fuel divestment

Board of Trustees to discuss housing changes, fossil fuel divestment

Emma Jarnagin and Alex Verret

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

The UVM board of trustees will meet Friday Oct. 20 and Saturday Oct. 21 for its quarterly meeting. Topics including diversity, tuition increases, updates and new uses for residence halls will be discussed, according to the trustees board book. Tom Gustafson, Vice President for University Relations...

New club fee collection hurts club members

New club fee collection hurts club members

Letter to the editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The Student Government Association has been asked, by higher-ups in the controller’s office, to make sure all money coming in to student clubs is routed through University Tickets, a third-party vendor. This includes club membership dues, merchandise sales and ticket sales to members...

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