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Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Campus, News

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...

Students push for safe transportation

Students push for safe transportation

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

February 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA is looking to bring safer alternatives for students returning home late at night in order to combat potential dangers. Safe Ride Home is a campus ride program in its beginning stages. It would allow students to call a cab within a four-mile radius of  UVM for a subsidized fee, three to five time...

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

Trustees deliberate on new student-based initiatives

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Student-led projects were up for debate at this year’s Board meetings. Board members followed up on efforts to provide rides back to campus for students through SGA and efforts to address food insecurity on campus, proposing a variety of funding options which Foley and SGA can consider to fund th...

Food insecurity: a local issue with national attention

Food insecurity: a local issue with national attention

Sophia Venturo and Cullen Paradis

January 29, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A federal report on student hunger showed that UVM is not alone in having a problem with student food insecurity. The federal report found that four in 10 students at four-year colleges are food insecure. UVM food insecurity studies found that 17 to 25 percent of UVM students are food insecure, acc...

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...

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