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SGA to push course info during faculty negotiations

SGA to push course info during faculty negotiations

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2016

SGA will have a hand in contract negotiations between UVM and its faculty union this year. Conversations of contract negotiations between the administration and the faculty union, United Academics, are set to begin spring 2017, UA President John Forbes said. During negotiations, topics such as ...

SGA senators retain positions in high numbers

SGA senators retain positions in high numbers

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

May 5, 2016

Senator retention is at a peak after the beginning of the first second-term SGA president and vice president administration in over 50 years.   About 80 percent of all senators eligible to remain senators for the next year will continue, said SGA vice president Tyler Davis.   ...

STEM Construction ‘on track’

Caroline Alkire

May 4, 2016

A light winter has allowed construction on Central Campus to come out of the cold right on schedule. The STEM building’s predicted May 2017 completion date will stay the same, said Bob Vaughan, director of capital planning and management. “Usually after winter we lose a couple weeks because ...

SGA Senator Jake Guarino Allocates and Advocates for Students

Hannah Slitzky

April 29, 2016

The University of Vermont has over 170 student-run clubs, and each of them needs some money to help them get off the ground. That's where SGA Sen. Jake Guarino, a junior, comes in. Guarino sits on the finance committee where he's charged with addressing the financial needs of clubs, from cheerleadi...

Course syllabi to be added

Course syllabi to be added

Caroline Alkire

April 28, 2016

Students may be able to see course syllabi as early as next semester.   Unlike most other schools, UVM professors don’t have a deadline for releasing information about courses for the upcoming semester, SGA President Jason Maulucci said.   “A lot of universities give studen...

Record number of senators join SGA

Record number of senators join SGA

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 14, 2016

A record number of candidates were elected in the most recent SGA election.   Thirty-seven senators were elected for fall 2016; 36 were on the ballot and one was a write- in.   In addition to supporting over 160 student clubs across campus, senators comprise the undergraduate stu...

Students propose new club for artists

Students propose new club for artists

Erin Lucey

April 1, 2016

Absence can sometimes be intentional in art, like in the use of white space. Other times, it’s nothing more than missing content. Three students are attempting to fill a void in the University’s art scene by starting an art club for students of all backgrounds. Senior Rachael Nutt, sophomo...

Listen to the student body

Listen to the student body

March 30, 2016

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMANN" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]A reading day has been added back to the final exam schedule after protests from students erupted in response to the faculty senate removing the study day in December.In a staff editorial published Dec. 9, the Cynic ca...

Fall exam schedule is reorganized

Alexandra Shannon

March 30, 2016

For the second time since December, the fall 2016 exam schedule has been changed. The new finals schedule will consist of a five-day exam period with one reading day that Wednesday, according to the academic calendar. Students will be guaranteed to not have exams between 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. that Wedn...

SGA asks faculty senate for course information

SGA asks faculty senate for course information

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

March 24, 2016

SGA is calling on the administration and faculty to release more in-depth course information.   In a March 20 letter, SGA requested that course syllabi be made available online for all classes during registration.   SGA President Jason Maulucci, Vice President Tyler Davis and Sen. David Brandt wrot...

SGA execs will have no opponents in elections

SGA execs will have no opponents in elections

Alexandra Shannon

March 24, 2016

Current SGA President Jason Maulucci and Vice President Tyler Davis are the first pair of students to run unopposed on the same ticket for SGA elections since 1941.   Election packets were due at 4 p.m. March 18 and Maulucci and Davis were the only people who signed out an election packet, Maul...

Post course info online to better inform students for registration

March 23, 2016

On March 20, SGA leadership sent a letter to the administration advocating for course descriptions and syllabi to be made available online for all classes during registration.Professors are “expected” to post expanded course descriptions before registration, but in employee contracts, lines can...

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