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SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

Zoe Stern, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

SGA unanimously passed a resolution urging incoming President Suresh Garimella to create a new climate action plan. SGA is concerned the University won’t meet its current goals. The resolution was signed- by SGA April 23 to address the University’s current Climate Action Plan creat...

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Support the Young Progressives’ free speech petition

Gabby Lescadre

April 19, 2019

If the last SGA elections taught us anything, it’s that UVM students are all about democracy. Seeing how widespread political involvement is on campus, UVM’s rigid policies on political activity are hard to believe. Student advocates believe now is the time for that change. The Young Progressi...

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

SGA passed a resolution April 9 condemning the 2018-2019 presidential search process. The resolution criticizes the University for its underrepresentation of students throughout the process, with one student representing over 10,000 undergraduates. The resolution calls for future search committees to ...

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2019

Students on campus may expect more knocks on their doors following new SGA legislation on canvassing. SGA will be voting to create a working group reevaluating the campus canvassing ban to allow for more involvement in student politics, said senior Maeve McDermott, chair of SGA’s Committee on Legisla...

SGA passes historic resolution denouncing database

SGA passes historic resolution denouncing database

Maeve Gurnis, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

SGA unanimously passed a resolution April 2 to protect students' free speech. SGA’s resolution condemns Canary Mission, an online database of individuals and organizations that have expressed criticism of Israel. Canary Mission is a database founded in 2014 that documents individuals and organizati...

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Scannell and Doherty elected SGA president and vice president

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Junior Jillian Scannell and her running mate, sophomore Owen Doherty, won the SGA presidential and vice presidential elections. Scannell and Doherty’s victories were announced March 29. The only other presidential candidate was sophomore Harmony Edosomwan.  Doherty ran unopposed. Scannell won with 1,724 v...

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Emma Pinezich and Zoe Stern

March 26, 2019

Students will vote on the SGA president for the 2019-2020 school year March 28 and 29. Junior Jillian Scannell is running for president alongside sophomore Owen Doherty. Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan is running for president without a running mate. The three candidates discussed their platforms and an...

Who are the SGA candidates?

Who are the SGA candidates?

March 26, 2019

Harmony Edosomwan Presidential Candidate, Sophomore Studying English, American Sign Language and integrative health, Edosomwan was a leader on campus during the NoNames For Justice protests in February 2018. Previously, she served as the president of the Black Student Union and has more recently served as a leader in NoNames. Some of...

Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

A recent rape on campus has raised concerns about dorm safety and resources available to victims. Thirty-seven year old Tyson Cyphers, an Essex Junction resident, was arrested Feb. 23 on three different charges that occured on campus. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault, stalking and thef...

SGA edged out of presidential search

SGA edged out of presidential search

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019

A faculty panel met with two finalists during the presidential search, but no student panel equivalent was created. SGA has planned a resolution criticizing the lack of student inclusion in the process. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, learned while attending a Feb. 25 Faculty Senate meeting that a...

Cigarette ambassador role created

Cigarette ambassador role created

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

The Center for Health and Wellbeing plans to hire student ambassadors to remind students of UVM’s tobacco-free campus policy. A grant, which was just approved, will help pay the students, said Dr. Harry Chen, executive director for the Center for Health and Wellbeing. “Two student ambassadors [will be] w...

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2019

There is a sole finalist for the presidential search process, drawing criticism from the campus community. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, was announced Feb. 4 in an email from David Daigle, chair of the board of trustees. The search proces...

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