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$19.7 million donated to College of Medicine: “Largest one-time donation in UVM history”

$19.7 million donated to College of Medicine: “Largest one-time donation in UVM history”

April 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A $19.7 million donation, the largest in UVM’s history, was given to the College of Medicine by an alumnus.Dr. Robert Larner ‘39 donated a piece of property worth $18.7 million in Los Angelesand a $1 million cash gift to UVM, President Tom Sullivan said at an April 15 press conference.“It gives ...

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen

March 2, 2016


Filed under Enterprise, Uncategorized

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor Nancy Welch said. “At UVM, these actions — and the establishment of courses in women’s...

ALANA moves to L/L in fall 2016

<p>ALANA moves to L/L in fall 2016</p>

Alexandra Shannon

February 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students will soon be able to access the ALANA Student Center on Athletic Campus. The Center is moving into the space that the Career Center currently occupies in the Living/Learning Center in fall 2016. The ALANA Student Center is currently located in the Blundell House on South Prospect Street. The Ce...

Campaign raises $250 million

Campaign raises $250 million

Bryan O'Keefe

February 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Over $250 million has been raised for UVM’s Move Mountains campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the University’s history, as announced in the Feb. 5 board of trustees meeting. In 2015, UVM had its best ever October and December in terms of fundraising, said Rich Bundy, president and C...

Vt. debates legalizing cannabis

February 11, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Vermont is debating becoming the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.Vermont would be the first state in the union to legalize through legislation - all other states have used a popular vote.The proposed bill, S-241, is currently before the State Senate committee on...

Sullivan requests increase in state funding

<p>Sullivan requests increase in state funding</p>

February 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

President Tom Sullivan visited the Statehouse Jan. 27 to ask the House and Senate Committees on Education for more funding for fiscal year 2017.Sullivan asked for a 5.2 percent increase in funding for the University.During his presentation he also said UVM’s out-of-state tuition dollars fund the University, and a...

Students go campaigning in New Hampshire

February 9, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

UVM students campaigned in New Hampshire this past weekend, in preparation for the state’s primary.A local student group, UVM Students for Bernie Sanders, bused students to New Hampshire Feb. 6 to Feb. 9.He said he saw a broad spectrum of political views while campaigning.First-year Adrian Burnett is on...

Police chase ends by UVM dorm

Police chase ends by UVM dorm

Bryan O'Keefe

February 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A destructive high-speed chase involving a stolen car came to a stop near Jeanne Mance after colliding with a Domino’s delivery car. The suspect, 27-year-old Ashley Martin of Colchester, allegedly stole the car from behind the Pine Street Maltex Building just before 9 p.m. Feb 4, before colliding into the Battery Park side of Burlington Police...

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...

UVM offers course on human trafficking

John Riedel, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

UVM will offer a course on human trafficking this spring semester. The course, “Trafficking: the Sex and Labor Trafficking of Human Beings,” is offered by the department of social work and will be taught by professor Susan Ryan, according to UVM’s spring 2016 courses list. Ryan is the ex...

UVM hosts Aiken K-12 Maker Faire

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Children in grades k-12 and their families were able to observe and share a variety of engineering projects and exhibits at the Aiken K-12 Maker Faire. More than 750 people attended the Nov. 21 fair, which was held in the Davis Center according to  UVM communications. The fair, which is Vermon...

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