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University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

Staff Report

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, according to an email sent to students. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said any and all fraternity activities including recruitment, social events and philanthropy are suspended, due...

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

Staff Report

February 4, 2019


Filed under Headliners, News

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after exposure to subzero temperatures after leaving an off-campus fraternity. Gage pledged at an off-campus, unregistered organization over the weekend, according to a Caring Bridge page in his name. Gage departed for another fraternity house about a half mile awa...

Super bowl hype touches down on campus

Super bowl hype touches down on campus

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

 Sabrina Hood After two thrilling league championship games, the New England Patriots and L.A. Rams will head to the Super Bowl Feb. 3 in Atlanta. For local New England fans, including many UVM students, the Patriots stand out as clear favorites. This could be Patriot’s quarterback, Tom Brady, sixth super bowl ...

Variation is value is CAS

Variation is value is CAS

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Not all degrees are created equal. In October 2018, CAS changed degree requirements for all majors, dropping required credit hours to 30 while increasing the maximum amount of credits students can take from 18 to 19. According to English Department Chair Dan Fogel this change lets students take el...

Residential Life works to decrease campus drug use

Letter to the Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Since the establishment of the President’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs, we have worked tirelessly with campus partners to provide a collaborative response to substance use and abuse among the student population. The Department of Residential Life is committed to addressing health and safety...

Swimming & diving celebrates grads

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

UVM women’s swimming and diving team hosted the University of Rhode Island Jan. 19 for their last home meet. Each senior was congratulated by Athletic Director Jeff Schulman. They were also presented with a bouquet from head coach Gerry Cournoyer and posed for pictures. The meet began short...

Men’s soccer player was drafted in Major League Soccer

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer forward Geo Alves, a senior, was drafted in the third round of the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Jan. 14 by D.C. United, according to UVM athletics. Alves now joins a small group of 14 other athletes who have gone on to sign professional contracts during or after their time at U...

Medical amnesty faces conflict in WE

Medical amnesty faces conflict in WE

Jackson Schilling

January 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In December of 2018, CBS This Morning released a segment on UVM’s Wellness Environment. The segment praises the Wellness Environment for its ability to create a safer environment in a school that is notorious for partying. According to the segment, students in WE see improved GPAs and reduced bing...

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

Brandon Arcari and Sawyer Loftus

January 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Updates to federal rules on sexual assault investigations by the Department of Education could soon force UVM to change its policies. The newly-published updates, originally leaked in September, would alter the way colleges are expected to handle Title IX investigations. Title IX is the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimi...

Private donors due to lack of public funding

Private donors due to lack of public funding

Letter to the Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

I have just now gotten around to catching up on my Cynic volumes. One article in particular that I am having trouble processing is “Public School, Private Donors.” Before I begin, I want to acknowledge my bias being in the Grossman School of Business and the recent private funding given to the bu...

Professors Read Positive “Rate My Professor” Comments

Professors Read Positive “Rate My Professor” Comments

Joe Joyce, Nina Loutchko and Jordan Mitchell, Multimedia Reporters

December 7, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

We had some of our favorite professors read positive comments from the popular website "Rate My Professor"! Leave a comment below with a professor we should interview next.

The Grapevine – Zest Acapella Group Interview

The Grapevine – Zest Acapella Group Interview

Holly Coughlan, Multimedia Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Get to know members of Zest - one of UVM's co-ed acapella groups.

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