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More women needed on board

Staff Editorial

November 6, 2019

The student population at UVM is currently 59.9% female, but barely a quarter of the board’s 25 trustees are women. As of fall 2018, 55.9% of faculty and staff combined at UVM were female. The class of 2023 is 61.6% female, according to an Aug. 28 Cynic article. The decisions of the board of trustees...

Board of trustees lacks female representation despite majority female student population

Board of trustees lacks female representation despite majority female student population

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

November 5, 2019

Nineteen of the 25 individuals that sit on UVM’s board of trustees are men at a university where women make up the majority. UVM’s board of trustees met Oct. 24-25 in the Davis Center for its third and final meeting of 2019. Less than 25% of the members that met were women. The student body ...

Four takeaways from October 2019’s board of trustees meeting

Four takeaways from October 2019’s board of trustees meeting

Staff Report

October 29, 2019

The group that governs UVM met Oct. 25-26 on the University’s campus to discuss and vote on UVM’s future. The group, the board of trustees, meets three times per academic year in October, February and May. This will be President Suresh Garimella’s first board meeting. Here are four takeaways...

Students urge board of trustees to divest with little movement from the board

Students urge board of trustees to divest with little movement from the board

Zoe Stern and Julianne Lesch

October 28, 2019

More than 50 students filled the last session of the board of trustees to make their voices heard. The students occupied all the seats in Livak Ballroom, leaving standing room only. They lined the walls of the room with signs. One student’s sign read, “We are all accountable.” Students...

Board of trustees chair skips out on last meeting

Board of trustees chair skips out on last meeting

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 28, 2019

The most powerful individual on the board of trustees was absent from Saturday’s public comment meeting.  The comment meeting was the students’ only opportunity to voice their opinions to the board.  The board of trustees met at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 27 in Livak Ballroom for the last time before Jan. 30, 2020...

Student protestors fill last session of board of trustees to push divestment

Student protestors fill last session of board of trustees to push divestment

Zoe Stern and Julianne Lesch

October 26, 2019

Student protestors filled the seats in the Livak Ballroom, leaving standing room only Oct. 26, at the last session of the UVM board of trustees’ annual October meeting. Student group Organize, a group focused on pushing UVM to divest from fossil fuels used the period of public comment Oct. 26 to...

Happening Now: UVM board of trustees hold annual meeting and discuss changes to come

Happening Now: UVM board of trustees hold annual meeting and discuss changes to come

Cynic News Staff

October 25, 2019

The group that governs UVM is meeting all day Oct. 25-26 on the University's campus to discuss and vote on changes to come. The group, the board of trustees, meets three times per academic year in October, February and May. This will be President Suresh Garimella's first BOT meeting. Throughout...

Board of trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Board of trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 22, 2019

Construction on the multi-million dollar Multipurpose Center project could start as soon as this week following final approval from the UVM board of trustees. The board of trustees meets three times per academic year. This year they met May 17 and May 18 at the University to close out the 2018-201...

Student trustee looks to next generations

Student trustee looks to next generations

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

April 19, 2019

A local farmer and business major is the new undergraduate member of the board of trustees. Junior David Gringeri was sworn in as a student trustee March 1, replacing junior Caitlin McHugh, whose term ended in February. Gringeri is from Fair Haven, Vermont, where he grew up helping his parents on ...

SGA president Petrillo presents to UVM board

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

SGA President Chris Petrillo gave his first presentation to the board of trustees May 19. Part of the SGA president’s role is to be the face of the Student Body at the board of trustees meeting, which occurs tri-annually In addition, the SGA president updates the board on what the SGA senate...

Board of trustees meeting pushes research

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

Entrepreneurial research stood out at the tri-annual UVM board of trustees meeting May 19 - 20. University officials presented some of their current research on entrepreneurship at the meeting May 19. “We believe that the region is at a tipping point for innovation and entrepreneurship,” G...

Board of trustees third tri-annual meeting

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

New Minors and Certificates Presented to the Board The Faculty Senate approved two new minors and two new undergraduate certificates. The new public policy analysis minor will be in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the minor in education for cultural and linguistic diversity will be in the Co...

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