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Sullivan apologizes for eugenics survey in open letter

Sullivan's letter, which was sent to the UVM community via email June 21.

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

June 27, 2019

Tom Sullivan, outgoing University president, has apologized for the "stereotyping, persecution and in some cases state sponsored sterilization" of the Vermont Eugenics Survey that took place at UVM from 1925 to 1935, according to an open letter to the UVM community.  The letter was sent in an em...

Decisions behind closed doors

Decisions behind closed doors

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2019

The University board of trustees officially confirmed the appointment of a new president, Suresh Garimella, Feb. 22. A year ago to the day, student activist group NoNames for Justice blocked Main Street to call for the resignation of current President Tom Sullivan, among other demands, because they bel...

University president admitted to NCAA committee

President Tom Sullivan attends the board of trustees meeting Feb. 2. Sullivan was recently appointed to the Infractions Committee of the NCAA.

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

President Tom Sullivan has been appointed to the Infractions Committee of the NCAA. The committee oversees the Association’s various member organizations and ensures that guidelines are followed and punishments assigned for violations. Sullivan’s term began Jan. 23 and will last through 2021, ac...

Sullivan’s duty to the community

Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2018

Dear President Sullivan, I hope that you can see fit to address the University as to where we stand as a community concerning the current state of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. There is a palpable sense of hurt and foreboding among our female students and...

Presidential search committee takes shape

President Tom Sullivan delivers a speech at his final convocation as president.

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 10, 2018

The search committee for the next president of UVM has been officially announced by the UVM board of trustees. The newly selected committee was announced in a Sept. 10 email to the University community. The committee is comprised of 24 members and is co-chaired by David Daigle, the current chair of ...

University responds to student protests

University responds to student protests

Staff Report

March 1, 2018

After multiple protests led by student-led racial justice group NoNames for Justice, groups around campus have released statements ranging from warnings to support. NoNames released an email statement Feb. 27 recapping the events of the Waterman takeover, in which hundreds of students occupied the ...

Students call for resignations

Students call for resignations

Brandon Arcari, Caroline Derksen, Ben Elfland, Lindsay Freed, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Meg Trogolo, and Joey Waldinger

February 26, 2018

After three demonstrations last week, student protesters planned a class walkout and takeover of the Waterman building Monday, Feb. 25. Social justice advocacy organization NoNames for Justice held demonstrations Feb. 20, 22 and 23 protesting the administration’s response to white supremacy on campus. ...

Students protest University president

A woman in traffic looks on to the line of protestors blocking Main Street.

Joey Waldinger, Oliver Pomazi, Brandon Arcari, Meg Trogolo, Caroline Derksen, and Ben Elfland

February 23, 2018

President Tom Sullivan did not meet with student racial justice protesters who blocked traffic for three hours. The group, who said it wanted to “me et on common ground,” began protesting on South Prospect Street and Main Street at 4:30 p.m. After three hours, they marched to occupy Waterma...

NoNames for Justice protest blocks off Main Street

Sophomore BSU President Harmony Edosomwan sits in the middle of Main Street during the protest.

Joey Waldinger, Brandon Arcari

February 22, 2018

Members of NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, said they were willing to be arrested during their protest on South Prospect and Main Street.   At 7:45 p.m., protesters moved into the Waterman building. The protest began at 4:30 p.m. when a group of graduate students walked out of a fina...

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 20, 2018

This article updated at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 21.  Students and community members occupied the Waterman Feb. 20, calling for administrators to resign over the University’s handling of racial bias incidents. The rally, referred to as the “Done with the Bullsh*t Rally,” protested the University...

A history of hazing: UVM starts new policy

A history of hazing: UVM starts new policy

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

November 4, 2017

UVM implemented a revised hazing policy this fall. The change comes after two incidents of hazing last school year. The board of trustees and President Tom Sullivan approved the policy in May. Most of the changes clarify what defines hazing in relation to a student organization. The policy outlines the ...

Sullivan’s Perkins letter was in poor taste

Sullivan's Perkins letter was in poor taste

Letter to the Editor

October 19, 2017

President Sullivan, Your office’s recent email comparing students here at UVM to McCarthy was in incredibly poor taste. Students who are concerned or angry that a UVM building is named Perkins should not be vilified. If you are interested in the history of rhetoric in this country perhaps you...

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