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UVM developing new drone policy

UVM developing new drone policy

Courtney Cunningham

December 10, 2015

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. ...

Reading days cut starting in fall

<p>Reading days cut starting in fall</p>

Kelsey Neubauer and Michelle Phillips

December 8, 2015

Students will have five consecutive days of exams starting fall semester 2016. Reading days will be removed, UVM officials say. This new schedule change is due to a resolution passed by the Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate. Some students said they are upset by the idea of eli...

Member of Squash Club apologizes

Alexandra Shannon

November 18, 2015

Squash Club remains on probation after an email with a racial slur in the subject line was sent to the 68 members on the club’s listserv. Junior Edward Smith, the member who sent the email, sent another to the team’s listserv apologizing for the subject line Nov. 4. “For anyone who was disp...

Clean Energy Fund struggles to complete review

November 12, 2015

The UVM Office of Sustainability is reviewing its progress in completing one of the University’s green initiatives. However, this project is behind schedule.The office is using the Clean Energy Fund, made up of $10 paid from every student’s tuition, to fund an evaluation of its own track record to...

Search begins for new student trustees

<p>Search begins for new student trustees</p>

Alexandra Shannon

November 11, 2015

Each year the board of trustees student selection committee is responsible for choosing a student trustee. The new student trustee will be selected by Feb. 28 or before the February board of trustees meeting, Pat Brown, director of Student Life and the Davis Center said. However, the student will n...

Squash Club member uses racial slur in email

Alexandra Shannon

November 10, 2015

The UVM Squash Club is on probation after SGA officials received word of an email that a club member sent out to the club which used a racial slur. A member of Squash Club sent an email to over 60 students through the club’s listserv Nov. 2, according to the email. The subject line: “Cl...

Campus suits-up for the 2015 Halloween weekend

Camilla Broccolo

October 28, 2015

With the Halloween weekend approaching, students and campus organizations are preparing for the festivities. Students like junior Erin Mahoney use the weekend as an opportunity to go out more. “I plan on going to a party at my friend’s house,” Mahoney said. “I’m going to be a ‘pink l...

As interest builds, drone club is a possibility

Courtney Cunningham

October 27, 2015

About 30 students gathered in the Living/Learning Complex to fly drones Oct .20 Members of the UVM Tech House at Living/Learning hosted the drone-flying event. Drones of shapes and sizes were displayed on tables around the room. Some were built by UVM students. “You can make a drone out of ...

SGA Plan looks toward the future

Alexandra Shannon

October 22, 2015

SGA is developing a plan that will work to create continuity in the projects and goals that the student body is working on for the next five years. The 2020 vision plan will incorporate both SGA and student body goals for the next four or five years, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. In order to ...

Clubs recognized, monitored by SGA

Alexandra Shannon

October 14, 2015

UVM recognizes over 150 clubs, all monitored by the SGA Club Affairs Committee. Club Affairs supervises all activities by SGA clubs and organizations. The Club Affairs Committee, formerly the Student Activities Committee, is one of seven senate committees in SGA. All requests for club recogni...

SGA initiative pairs freshman with peer advisers

Bryan O'Keefe

October 13, 2015

Incoming first-years will have more academic support under a new SGA advising program starting next year. This initiative will pair groups of 10 first-years with an upperclassman of the same major as early as orientation. SGA and the administration are hoping that the program will also help keep stu...

Concerned Burlington residents visit SGA

Alexandra Shannon

October 6, 2015

Burlington residents attended an SGA meeting to discuss issues with alcohol, noise, vandalism and littering. The majority of the residents have been living in Burlington for at least 10 years and said that the problems are continuing to get worse.   The residents attended the Student Governmen...

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