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Mayor seeks students’ support in downtown project

October 18, 2016

Burlington’s mayor is seeking support from UVM students for renovations to downtown Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger addressed SGA Oct. 11 at its weekly meeting. Weinberger came to discuss this year’s referendum questions three and four, which concern the Burlington Town Center development proje...

Student government organizes new visions for 2016

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2016

Executive members of SGA have set the course for several new initiatives this year. Upon entering their second year in office, SGA President Jason Maulucci and Vice President Tyler Davis have set a goal for SGA for the 2016 school year: holding the organization accountable in order to elevate its rol...

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Olivia Bowman

September 26, 2016

At the University of Vermont, blackout is no longer just a hashtag.   Over 100 students, staff and community members gathered under the new “Black Lives Matter” flag flown in front of the Davis Center for a moment of silence and many photographs at 4:30 p.m. Monday.   They...

Black Lives Matter flag stolen overnight

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2016

The Black Lives Matter flag was removed by an unknown person Saturday night, according to an email from Beverly Colston, director of the ALANA Student Center.   The disappearance of the flag is being investigated by police as an act of vandalism, Colston said in the email.   “Ple...

SGA Updates 9/11/2016

SGA Updates 9/11/2016

Caroline Alkire

September 14, 2016

  President Sullivan addresses senators President Sullivan reported on Summer University at UVM; 5,400 students took summer classes this year.   He also praised the peer to peer program created by the SGA.   SGA seeks new dining plan   Senators discussed t...

Advising program to expand by end of year

Advising program to expand by end of year

September 7, 2016

UVM’s peer mentor program has launched with plans to expand by the end of the academic year.It will cost $102,000 to implement the program for the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the official bill titled the Peer Advising for Learning Success Act.The student advisers will be paid a $300 per-s...

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...

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