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Inside Ruckus: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team

Inside Ruckus: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team

Anna Brown and Joe Joyce, Multimedia Reporters

September 27, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

In this video, we get an inside look into what it's like to be a member of the women's ultimate frisbee team at UVM. From tight-knit camaraderie, to traveling for games, four members give their take on being part of the team. ...

Students need helpful advisers

Students need helpful advisers

Staff Editorial

September 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

For some students, their advisers are the most valuable resource of their UVM experience. They’re open for office hours and let their advisees in on internship opportunities. For far too many students, however, an adviser is inaccessible and unconcerned with each student’s personal experience. It is an u...

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professio...

Meeting Daphne Wells

Meeting Daphne Wells

Ruby Bates, Video Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

Daphne Wells, the new director of student life, talks about what components make up student life, what she plans on changing within the program, and why representation matters in leadership positions at UVM. ...

Men’s soccer secures winning streak

Valerie Courtright, Senior Sports Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

UVM men’s soccer achieved a four game winning streak by defeating Fairleigh Dickinson University 4-0 Sept. 7 and Central Connecticut State 2-0 Sept. 9.  The win over Central Connecticut State allowed the Catamounts to take this year’s Peter Baldwin Classic Tournament title. Vermont hosts the Pet...

Fraternity life & rape culture

Fraternity life & rape culture

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This story updated at 12:24 September 17 to reflect the correct question on the survey and to include who added it. The fraternity was found not guilty by a University investigation.  A UVM fraternity passed around a survey in 2011 where the question  “if you could rape someone, who would it be...

Presidential search committee takes shape

Presidential search committee takes shape

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The search committee for the next president of UVM has been officially announced by the UVM board of trustees. The newly selected committee was announced in a Sept. 10 email to the University community. The committee is comprised of 24 members and is co-chaired by David Daigle, the current chair of ...

UVM students talk about weed legalization

UVM students talk about weed legalization

Ruby Bates, Video Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

What are the effects of legalizing weed in VT? UVM students Wyatt Garratt, Jordan Kleiman, and Clarissa Libertelli cover topics from retail weed, to criminal reform, to cannabis "gentrification." Video made by Ruby Bates.

Men’s soccer starts season off strong

Valerie Courtright, Senior Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

As students return to campus, men’s soccer action returns to Virtue Field. The Catamounts are ambitious for this year, following an America East regular season championship in head coach Rob Dow’s first season. “The spring semester offseason was awesome,” Dow said. The guys focused on ...

Dean of Libraries to step down

Dean of Libraries to step down

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The dean of UVM libraries will step down this summer after a new dean is selected. President Tom Sullivan announced the leadership change in an email to the UVM community Aug. 30. Mara Saule, the dean of UVM libraries has worked for the University since 1985, according to the email. She has bee...

Unexpected upsets from the World Cup

Unexpected upsets from the World Cup

Valerie Courtright, Senior Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Emma Pinezich This summer’s FIFA World Cup had a little something for every fan tuning in from around the world. The tournament had drama, great goals, upsets, memorable games and the emergence of new national heroes. Drama started the day before the tournament when Spain fired Julen Lopeteg...

UVM nurses ought to be heard

UVM nurses ought to be heard

Staff Editorial

August 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This summer, nurses from the UVM Medical Center went on strike to protest unfair wages and insufficient staffing. The issue may feel localized — there are red “patients before profits” posters dotting the neighborhoods and the nurses picketed on Colchester avenue right by campus ...

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