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SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

Zoe Stern, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

SGA unanimously passed a resolution urging incoming President Suresh Garimella to create a new climate action plan. SGA is concerned the University won’t meet its current goals. The resolution was signed- by SGA April 23 to address the University’s current Climate Action Plan creat...

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Chris Harrell

May 2, 2019

The University of Vermont is known for being green. It’s in our school colors, our environmental sciences and studies programs and our track record for environmentalism. But I’m concerned the University isn’t taking climate change, and the University’s contribution to it, seriously enough. There...

Public records are ours by law

Public records are ours by law

Staff Editorial

May 1, 2019

We need to demand more transparency from our University. A year ago, Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, filed a public records request with UVM to see a police affidavit of Wesley Richter, who was arrested by UVM police after allegedly making a racial threat. Oblak’s request was denied by Gary D...

Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Last year sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition to force universities to indicate when a student was dismissed for sexual assault. The petition currently has 52,428 signatures and support from Vermont politicians including Rep. Selene Colburn, Sen. Philip Baruth and Congressman Peter Welc...

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 1, 2019

A man is suing UVM in the Vermont Supreme Court to push the University to be more transparent over a student’s arrest. Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, is appealing his public records case against UVM to the Vermont Supreme Court after a lower court threw out his case. His...

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

April 30, 2019

The College Democrats of Vermont held their first ever statewide convention at UVM April 28 in an effort to engage students in political activism.   Tim Ashe, president of the Vermont Senate, gave opening remarks. He was followed by three breakout sessions, a women in politics panel and a keynote sp...

Coach centers team success off the field

Ashley Miller, Senior staff writer

April 30, 2019

Men’s lacrosse head coach Chris Fiefs didn’t always envision himself as a lacrosse coach. Instead, he wanted to pursue federal law enforcement or join the military. Feifs is in his third season at UVM and two years ago led the men’s program to their most successful season on the field and i...

Budget cuts end ‘All Night’ study space in library

Budget cuts end ‘All Night’ study space in library

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Howe Library will end the All Night Study program in the face of budget cuts, leaving some students without a study space. Administrators decided to close the program after 16 years in an attempt to balance a reduced budget, following years of declining use and difficulty finding people to staff the...

Former Provost eyed for new job in Ohio

Former Provost eyed for new job in Ohio

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

April 27, 2019

Former Provost David Rosowsky has been named one of four finalists for a similar position at an Ohio university. Rosowsky is in the running for the Provost and Executive Vice President for academic affairs at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio according to an April 26, 2019 report from the Miami Studen...

When drugs and hookup culture intersect, swipe left

When drugs and hookup culture intersect, swipe left

Tori Scala

April 27, 2019

Swipe right if you agree: Tinder is a toxic app that leads many into awkward situations in the UVM community. If you’re unfamiliar with the app, it’s an online dating platform popular with younger users. But these days, dating is not Tinder’s sole purpose. You may come across the occasional...

UVM’s “party school” reputation falls short of reality

UVM’s “party school” reputation falls short of reality

Emily Johnston

April 25, 2019

It’s Saturday night. Dorms across the hall are blasting music, and you’re hoping to find a house party to go to. You text all your connections, but the typical answer is, “Well, something is going down here, but I can’t invite you.” It is clear from my time at UVM that this school is not...

UVM athletics acts on drug prevention

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

In college sports, athletes strive to perform at the highest level possible. Performance-enhancing drugs exist, but UVM has resources to prevent their use. UVM employs several strategies to prevent athletes from using performance-enhancing drugs,  as well as alcohol and recreational drugs. UVM Team Physic...

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