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Wording of CatAlert is cause for an apology by police

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM community received an email from Chief of UVM Police Services Lianne Tuomey, apologizing for the wording of a UVM CatAlert about a sexual assault at FallFest sent Sept. 28.   “The wording in the CatAlert was significantly inappropriate as it served to insinuate that a victim may be partially...

UVM police denied weapon request

Jill Vaglica

October 6, 2015


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The Burlington Police Department announced last week they will no longer receive military equipment, but UVM police services is still tied to the government weapon program. Until this summer, the only items BPD has received through the military weapon program were two pairs of night vision goggles and...

Jeanne Mance students walk far to dinner

<p>Jeanne Mance students walk far to dinner</p>

October 6, 2015


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When Jeanne Mance residents were asked about their dining situation, some student’s reactions were: “Don’t even get me started.”Jeanne Mance Hall has limited dining options on weekdays nights and even fewer on weekends.The closest unlimited dining hall is Cook Commons, which closes at 3:30 p.m. on weekd...

Major fundraising campaign kicks off

Major fundraising campaign kicks off

Bryan O'Keefe

October 6, 2015


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President Tom Sullivan announced the largest fundraising campaign in UVM history on Oct. 2  “Move Mountains: The Campaign for The University of Vermont,”  is a $500 million fundraising initiative designed to turn “passion into excellence” on campus. “We are no longer going to be so quiet a...

Graduate senate leader discusses housing issues with board of trustees

Graduate senate leader discusses housing issues with board of trustees

John Riedel, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


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Issues concerning university finances, educational policy, construction projects and student housing were discussed at the bi-annual board of trustees meeting. President Sullivan, several administrators, and trustees met on October 2nd. The meeting began with the Committee of the Whole where UVM le...

ROTC holds fall training event

ROTC holds fall training event

Jill Vaglica

September 30, 2015


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  “This ain’t ‘Call of Duty’” said Capt. Timothy Martin, standing in front of a group of UVM Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets as he held an M16A2, the standard-issue U.S. army rifle. During the weekend of Sept. 26, UVM ROTC students attended their first fall training event for ca...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

September 29, 2015


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Sept. 18-Sept. 27 Sept. 18 8:04 p.m. After a student at Simpson Dining Hall refused to pay at the door, Sodexo workers called police services.  Since the student never took any food from the dining hall, no crime had been committed. 9:36 p.m. Residential Advisers in Mason Hall called police rega...

Students study flexible electronics

Students study flexible electronics

September 29, 2015


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Flexible electronic materials are being researched by UVM students and professors.The research could someday lead to foldable electronic devices that could fit in your pocket like a handkerchief.The researchers work in a relatively new field called materials science that focuses on the fundamental properties of electronics. The research for this project began last yea...

Police say no penalty for new ban

September 29, 2015


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The new tobacco-free initiative is based on an educational approach, and police said they will only verbally enforce the ban.There are no procedures for enforcing the initiative in the tobacco free policy statement.Blue signs on UVM’s campus warn smokers of the health risks and the new ban of all tobacc...

Local inventors come to Shelburne for faire

Local inventors come to Shelburne for faire

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under News, Vermont

The horse barn at Shelburne Farms welcomed local inventors Sept. 26 to 27, who came to show the Champlain area how their inventions will “make” for a better future. This year’s Champlain Mini Maker Faire, partially sponsored by the UVM, was comprised of over 40 innovators of all ages from acr...

Alumnus discusses lobbying in U.S.

Alumnus discusses lobbying in U.S.

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015


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New York Times reporter, Eric Lipton, held a lecture on corporate lobbying in America Sept. 21. Lipton spoke about a series of articles about corruption in lobbying. The articles earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Lipton is an alumnus of UVM and The Vermont Cynic. Lipton’s ...

Group aims to educate students about source of food

Courtney Cunningham

September 29, 2015


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Students in UVM food justice clubs are reconnecting with  their food. The Real Food Revolution is a UVM group dealing with issues facing the Real Food Challenge, as well as educating students on where our food comes from, club leader senior Olivia Percoco said. The goal of the RFC is to have 20 perc...

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