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Staff Editorial

October 4, 2017

The past two weeks on campus have been filled with protests, marches, rallies and emails about diversity and inclusion at UVM. Student leaders of various diversity organizations on campus delivered a list of demands to president Tom Sullivan asking for the University to take specific action ...

Sullivan responds to diversity protest

Sullivan responds to diversity protest

Brandon Arcari and Lilly Young

October 2, 2017

President Tom Sullivan met with 12 leaders of student diversity organizations Wednesday regarding the list of demands presented to him. Leaders of the Black Student Union, the Asian Student Union and Alianza Latinx coordinated a march to the Waterman building Sept. 25. The group brought a lis...

Lowest tuition increase in 40 years approved by board of trustees

Lowest tuition increase in 40 years approved by board of trustees

Linsday Freed, Staff Writer

May 29, 2017

The lowest tuition percentage increase since 1977 was passed by the board of trustees May 20. In-state tuition will rise 2.7 percent, from $15,096 to $15,504, and out-of state tuition will rise 2.5 percent, from $38,180 to $39,120, for the 2017-2018 academic year, said trustee Soraiya Thura, who sits...

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

UVM has reached its real food challenge goal three years ahead of schedule.   Currently, UVM serves 21 percent real food, three years ahead of its goal of 20 percent by 2020. It has established a new goal of 25 percent by 2020. The achievement was announced April 17 by members of the real fo...

Quantitative reasoning added to requirements

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

A new general education requirement in mathematical problem solving will be added in fall 2017.   The proposal for the new general education requirement focused on quantitative reasoning was passed by the Faculty Senate March 27, becoming the fourth University-wide requirement needed to gr...

Sullivan announces book about free speech

Sullivan announces book about free speech

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017

President Tom Sullivan thinks it necessary to value free speech on college campuses, according to a new book he is writing, which has yet to be named.   Sullivan’s book will outline the challenges of interpreting the First Amendment and emphasize the necessity for college campuses to cultivate a civica...

Diversity forum educates faculty and staff

Diversity forum educates faculty and staff

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

A crowd of scholars, faculty and students sat in the Silver Maple ballroom waiting to hear a presentation related to diversity at UVM. UVM held its 10th annual Blackboard Jungle Symposium March 30 and 31. The symposium was hosted by Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity an...

UVM president hires chief of staff

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February 3, 2016

The UVM administration organization chart has been shuffled to create a new position in the president’s office.President Tom Sullivan has hired his former co-worker from the University of Minnesota, Sharon Paulsen, to be his new chief of staff and senior counsel at the University of Vermont, Paulsen sa...

UVM Plans to Host Fundraising Campaign

Bryan O'Keefe

September 29, 2015

President Tom Sullivan will be announcing the largest fundraising campaign in Catamount history Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Davis Center Atrium, according to an email from the UVM Foundation. While the details are being spared until the release, the campaign is designed to give UVM a “better chance ...

Budget system approved

Budget system approved

Aidan Breen

February 24, 2015

UVM has recently approved a new budget model which has left many students confused, they say. After a year-long discussion, the final report of the Incentive-Based Budget Model Steering Committee has gained approval. The IBB model was published on the IBB website and “collaboratively addresses many...

Board meeting incites protest

Hannah Kearns

February 10, 2015

Topics discussed at the Feb. 5-7 board of trustees meeting  ranged from discussion of the new STEM complex, passage of the sustainability requirement and the implementation of the Incentive Based Budgeting model. A presentation was given to the board by professors  David Jenemann and Luis Vivanco abo...

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