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Research funding halts in shutdown

Research funding halts in shutdown

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

Research at UVM will go unfunded if the government shutdown continues, but financial aid is unaffected. The closure of certain federal departments and agencies that provide grants could slow down research at the University, said Wendy Koenig, UVM director of federal and state relations. “[The shutd...

Students organize to protest gender memo

Students organize to protest gender memo

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018

Members of the UVM and Burlington transgender and non-binary communities gathered to send a clear message to President Donald Trump: “We will not be erased.” Nearly 250 students, faculty and community members organized Oct. 29 outside the third floor of the Davis Center to protest a memo obtain...

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Olivia Stafford

October 18, 2018

Studies show that 20 to 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men are victims of sexual misconduct at college, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Close to 90 percent of these cases go unreported. Sexual violence occurs at significantly higher rates than other crimes on college ca...

The future in the Trump administration is not good

The future in the Trump administration is not good

Alex Collingsworth

February 11, 2017

Here are some of my bleak predictions for our country under the Trump regime: Prediction 1: Trump has nominated the extreme right-winger Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Challenges to states’ restrictive abortion laws will backfire, leading perhaps to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. ...

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