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Flasher is cause for CatAlert

Flasher is cause for CatAlert

Courtney Cunningham

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A man exposed himself to a woman running on the bike path near the UVM farm on Spear Street Nov. 3, according to UVM police services. “The majority of reports we have relating to sexual misconduct are sexual assault,” Deputy Chief of UVM police services Tim Bilodeau said. “As far as someone e...

Search begins for new student trustees

<p>Search begins for new student trustees</p>

Alexandra Shannon

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Each year the board of trustees student selection committee is responsible for choosing a student trustee. The new student trustee will be selected by Feb. 28 or before the February board of trustees meeting, Pat Brown, director of Student Life and the Davis Center said. However, the student will n...

UVM study finds gas leaks

<p>UVM study finds gas leaks</p>

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A new study by UVM has found sources of methane emissions that have not been accounted for.In a study funded by the National Science Foundation, the leaking of this greenhouse gas into the atmosphere from abandoned oil and gas wells near fracking sites contribute to methane escape not currently being m...

Residents protest the KKK

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Church Street lit up as residents, students and workers stood symbolically with two people of color who found Ku Klux Klan fliers on their door Oct. 31. “We are not afraid,” the crowd chanted, led by Vicki Garrison, a Burlington resident who spoke at the rally. Many of the United Electrical, Rad...

English department adds concentrations

Jacob Holzman

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM English department is seeking approval from the College of Arts and Sciences for a change in the English major.Director of undergraduate advising for the English department Prof. Daniel Fogel made this announcement in an email sent out to all CAS students Nov. 5.He said that he was writing to all stu...

Squash Club member uses racial slur in email

Alexandra Shannon

November 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM Squash Club is on probation after SGA officials received word of an email that a club member sent out to the club which used a racial slur. A member of Squash Club sent an email to over 60 students through the club’s listserv Nov. 2, according to the email. The subject line: “Cl...

Is saying ‘too’ sexist?

Bryan O'Keefe

November 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Although first-year Cameron Schaeffer has written for the Huffington Post before, she has not received anywhere near as much attention as her most recent column. The Oct. 26 editorial, titled “The 3-Letter Word That Cuts Women Down Every Day,” focused on how the use of the adverb “too” depr...

Extra Spice in the Old North End

Extra Spice in the Old North End

November 8, 2015


Filed under Features, Food, Reviews

“I’ll do medium spice, just to be safe,” said the server at Central Market Taste of Asia on North Winooski Avenue in Burlington’s North End. I tried again. “No, I really do want it hot. I liked the curry you made me last time.” “Are you sure?” she asked. “It has chilies i...

No differences between UVM dining and Sodexo

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Sodexo will be facing big changes in the next five years following feedback from students, staff and faculty.Many students are unaware there is no difference between UVM dining and Sodexo, they said.“We are Sodexo, that’s our company,” said Harris Millis manager Susan Cathrall. “We’re just re...

Construction begins on new dorms

November 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The future of Central Campus with the Chittenden, Buckham and Wills residence halls torn down will see big changes. Students say they are wary about the changes.The place where the dorms once stood is now a construction area, and some have questioned when all of the work will finally be finished.“I t...

Students, hotel staff staying separate

Caroline Alkire

November 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Students living in the Sheraton Hotel say they have a distant relationship with the hotel staff. The two hallways occupied by students are in a wing away from guests, said Ben Kennedy, lead resident adviser for the Sheraton. He said there have been no negative interactions between students and hotel staff. ...

UVM assists students dealing with landlords

Courtney Cunningham

November 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Students dealing with landlord issues can turn to a UVM program. The Consumer Assistance Program is a joint program between UVM and the Vermont attorney general’s office that can be a resource for students facing landlord problems. “Because a landlord is a business, we can take a complaint from stude...

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