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As interest builds, drone club is a possibility

Courtney Cunningham

October 27, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

About 30 students gathered in the Living/Learning Complex to fly drones Oct .20 Members of the UVM Tech House at Living/Learning hosted the drone-flying event. Drones of shapes and sizes were displayed on tables around the room. Some were built by UVM students. “You can make a drone out of pretty much anything,” ...

New dining contract released

Courtney Cunningham

October 22, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Sodexo is operating fewer locations on campus and making room for more local businesses. There have been some big changes in dining options, sustainability initiatives and real food goals at UVM, according to the 2015 dining contract.    A Soyo Frozen Yogurt and a Vermont Bean Crafters Co. were added to the Marché, according the ...

Renewable Energy Network hosts drone discussion

October 22, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The Renewable Action Network hosted a talk centered on drones and their potential for use in several areas.The talk was hosted in the Aiken Center and was open to all students.The Renewable Energy Network is a student organization in the Office of Sustainability.Its goal is to help prepare students for careers in renewable energy...

SGA Plan looks toward the future

Alexandra Shannon

October 22, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

SGA is developing a plan that will work to create continuity in the projects and goals that the student body is working on for the next five years. The 2020 vision plan will incorporate both SGA and student body goals for the next four or five years, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. In order to develop the plan, SGA wi...

Faculty evaluates new sustainability requirement

Bryan O'Keefe

October 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The Oct. 12 faculty senate meeting covered topics rang- ing from the new sustainability general education requirement to an updated title of a university degree. Sustainability Curriculum Review Committee co-chairs Laura Hill and Deane Wang spoke regarding the sustainability general education requirement, which was implemente...

Sustainable entrepreneurship program ranks fourth in nation

October 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

A UVM master’s program, after graduating its first class in August, has been ranked fourth on the Princeton Review’s list of “Best Green MBAs.”“The Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA) program is a very unique program; I don’t think there is a program like this anywhere in the world,” said Sanjay Sharma, d...

Post-grad salary and debt by the numbers

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

Paying off student loans is a concern of many students. “I probably will be in debt. I think I’ll be okay but not looking too great,” said first-year, Cameron Lafreniere. “The future is, I don’t know. I’d rather not think about it. I know it’s going to end up hitting me in the face eventually.” First-year Anas...

Energy fund focuses on student input

October 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The Clean Energy Fund is seeking more student input.The CEF “really wants student opinion” on where funds should be going, Office of Sustainability outreach intern Roison Low said.The CEF was created in 2008 in response to student desire for UVM to run more efficiently and on renewable energy. The fund takes in about $225,000 a year, ac...

Two colleges seek new deans

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

While searching for new deans this year, two colleges at UVM are under temporary leadership. Following the departure of two deans from the University last May, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Social Services will continue their search through the next year, Provost David Rosowsky said. The forme...

Greek housing could be taxed

October 20, 2015

Filed under Life

The end of a property tax exemption for Greek life in Vermont may cost many fraternities and sororities their houses.Come January 2017, the Greek system at UVM will have to come up with approximately $30,000 a year in order to account for the property tax, said Jonathan Wolff, the association’s legal counsel.Greek houses have be...

Musicians share the stage

October 15, 2015

Filed under Arts, Previews

From the dark depths of an off-campus basement five friends got together to form a band. What they created was the “creature” known as Tar Iguana. The members met during their time at UVM and are still around looking to introduce their innovative sound. “The hardest part in being part of a band is that now that we’re not students...

Nectar’s 40th anniversary 

October 14, 2015

Filed under Arts, Reviews

When walking down Main Street, the Nectar’s retro sign is sure to stand out amongst the red and blue awnings of the venue’s neighbors. Nectar’s, founded in 1975, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. “We wanted to make our 40th anniversary not just a celebration of Nectar’s, but of the Burlington music scene...

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