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SGA to control flagpole following months of controversy

Alianza President Adrian Pastor and former Alianza President Jaylyn Chalco raise the Hispanic Heritage Month Flag after its four day removal, in the pouring rain Sept. 29.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

September 30, 2020

Control of the third Davis Center flagpole has been transferred from the UVM administration to students, according to an email from UVM President Suresh Garimella, just hours after students re-rose the Hispanic Heritage Month flag.  President Suresh Garimella, Provost Patty Prelock and Gary Derr,...

Student employees strike after admin takes down Hispanic Heritage Month flag

A flag with the image of the Davis Center flies from the flag pole where the Hispanic Heritage Month flag once flew. The flag was ordered down after five days due to a University policy limiting event flags to be raised on the pole for only five days.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

September 29, 2020

Two thirds of Davis Center student employees have gone on strike after the University took down the National Hispanic Heritage Month flag despite student requests to keep it up.  Gary Derr, vice president of operations and public safety, removed the flag from outside the Davis Center Sept. 25 and re...

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