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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 ...

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Rare two-way players upgrade roster

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Valentina Czochanski Many players try to go from pitching to hitting because of injuries, but never has true stardom been found in both positions since Babe Ruth. Ruth retired in 1948, and since then two-way players have rarely seen MLB success. There have been some converted players who ha...

Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive

Multiple collisions reported on Carrigan Drive

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Update: This story was updated at 9:30 am 8/29/18 to include additional comment and details from UVM Police.  A pedestrian was injured in an accident involving a UVM CATS bus, according to UVM Police. A CatAlert was sent out to the UVM community Aug, 27 at 11:45 am, advising pedestrians and...

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

In the midst of ongoing contract negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and its nurses’ union, a hearing to confirm the medical center’s annual budget continued “business as usual” despite pleas from nurses. The union of just over 1,800 members called on the Green Mountain Care Board —...

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

The lead negotiator for the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union has resigned after 8 months in the role. The negotiator, Julie MacMillan, announced her decision to resign on Facebook after several members of the union leadership team asked her to resign, according to the post. MacMillan, who is a n...

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Green Mountain Care Board will continue to approve the University of Vermont Medical Center’s annual budget as the UVMMC Nurses stage protest. The nurse’s union called on the board last week to delay approving the budget until a new contract could be ratified between nurses and the medical ...

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Proposal to remove Guy Bailey’s name from library open to public comment

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The UVM board of trustees is looking for community comment on the proposed removal of former UVM president Guy Bailey’s name from the Bailey/Howe Library. Demands for a name change stem from a March 22 statement from student group NoNames for Justice, who felt the name was inappropriate given B...

UVM fundraising campaign reaches goal 11 months early

UVM fundraising campaign reaches goal 11 months early

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Previously deemed a “stretch goal,” the UVM Move Mountains campaign reached its $500 million financial goal nearly a year ahead of schedule. The campaign was in a “silent,” or planning phase, from 2011 until 2015 when it was officially announced to the public, according to an October 201...

UVM Sophomore dies unexpectedly

UVM Sophomore dies unexpectedly

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM Sophomore Melissa Mark has died unexpectedly in Boston, Massachusetts. Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, announced Mark’s death in a campus wide email Aug. 15. Mark died Saturday, Aug. 11, according to the email. The University extends its deepest condolences to Mark’s...

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 14, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Burlington City Council has promised action following the approval of a report that called for the removal of a mural on Leahy Way by August 29, 2022. The report from the Mural Task Force recommends the "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural be removed and put up somewhere else inside Burlington among oth...

UVM President to resign

UVM President to resign

Lindsay Freed and Sawyer Loftus

August 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University President Tom Sullivan will be stepping down after this year, according to an Aug. 6 email to the UVM community. This will be his seventh and final year as president after his 2012 selection by the board of trustees. Sullivan will be taking a research leave to write a book before joining the UVM fac...

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