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Post course info online to better inform students for registration

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials, Staff Editorial

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...

SGA Updates March 1

SGA Updates March 1

Alexandra Shannon

March 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Wheeli Co-founder gives presentation Jean-Pierre Adechi, co-founder of the app Wheeli, introduced the app to the SGA senate.  Wheeli is an app exclusively for college students that allows users to “search for a ride, connect with students and travel together,” Adechi said.   Adechi said...

SGA executive elections begin

Alexandra Shannon

March 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The SGA elections for the next president and vice president are underway.   The process of running for executive positions in SGA began Feb. 29.   Election packets have been available at the SGA office in the Davis Center since then and are due March 18, according to an SGA ema...

Students participate in local city elections

Students participate in local city elections

March 19, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students used a recent day off to participate in local elections on Town Meeting Day. Classes were canceled March 1 for Town Meeting Day because of an amendment to the academic schedule. The change was proposed last year by Thomas Chittenden, co-chair of the student affairs subcommittee of the facult...

Greek Life protests new tax at rally

Greek Life protests new tax at rally

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Community members assembled at a rally in support of a bill that would prevent the implementation of a property tax on Greek homes. Students, alumni and legislators gathered in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center, March 3, to discuss the a bill, that would keep Vermont Greek houses tax ex...

SGA Updates Feb. 23

SGA Updates Feb. 23

March 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Recognition of College Diabetes NetworkA bill recognizing the UVM College Diabetes Network was passed. The College Diabetes Network is a nationwide nonprofit organization that works to empower and improve the lives of students affected by diabetes through peer support and access to information and resourc...

SGA objects taxation of Greek houses

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Greek life has received new support from SGA in their efforts to remain tax exempt. SGA passed a resolution Feb. 16 in support of bill H725, which will allow Greek housing to be tax exempt, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. As such, he said he will be joining members of Greek life in Montpelier Feb. 23 to ...

Trustees select student member

<p>Trustees select student member</p>

Alexandra Shannon

February 18, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A new student member has been selected for the UVM board of trustees, to follow out-going student trustee Samantha Lucas. The board of trustees student selection committee publicly announced Soraiya Thura, a second-year in the College of Medicine, as their choice Feb. 1, SGA President Jason Maulu...

SGA Updates Feb. 9

SGA Updates Feb. 9

Alexandra Shannon

February 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Funds to UVM Gymnastics Club SGA granted $9,000 to the Gymnastics Club to help them fund travel, hotel rooms, membership fees and competition registration to participate in a national competition in Sacramento, California. The Gymnastics Club qualified as a team and will be taking 20 members to compe...

SGA Updates Feb. 2

<p><b>SGA Updates Feb. 2 </b></p>

Alexandra Shannon

February 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Dean of the Rubenstein School visits Student Senate Dean Nancy Matthews of the Rubenstein School spoke on public forum, commending the SGA senate for its leadership and innovation. Matthews said she is proud of UVM for being a sustainable and green campus. She also discussed goals of the Rubens...

SGA Updates

<p>SGA Updates</p>

Alexandra Shannon

January 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Interim Dean Speaks on Public Forum Bill Falls, the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke to SGA members in a public forum. Falls discussed the progress he has been making, as well as future goals, if selected to be the permanent dean.  Falls said he is working to further academic ...

UVM developing new drone policy

UVM developing new drone policy

Courtney Cunningham

December 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

UVM is developing a policy to make drone use safer on campus and at University-sanctioned events. The University formed a group of people with legal experience and managers to address how drones will be used within the UVM community called the Drone Working Group, Al Turgeon, the group’s chair said. ...

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